Four months ago Eater first caught wind of a blockbuster collaboration between pop-up prince Ludo Lefebvre (LudoBites) and the dudes known for making SPAM cool, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo (Animal, Son of a Gun). Supposedly, the trio was contemplating an LA restaurant, and perhaps in preparation for this, Ludo, Jon, and Vinny have cooked together three times this month and once last October. In fact, it was at one of these recent aforementioned meals that Ludo spilled the beans.
An Eater Operative says that Ludo, after maybe a few drinks?, revealed that he is, in fact, opening a restaurant with Jon and Vinny, and that the eatery is situated on Melrose. Eater reached out to Ludo on this subject and his response, via text message, was a smiley face. Meanwhile, PR for Animal/SoaG states, "While we love Ludo and have been collaborating with him on several events, at the moment there is no restaurant to report. Nothing is nailed down." Additional tips welcome in the comments.
·Ludo Lefebvre Plus Team Animal Opening LA Restaurant? [~ELA~]
·Ludo Joins Jon, Vinny at Son of a Gun: More Fun w/ Foie [~ELA~]