Right now and for the next week, Charlier Parker, executive chef of Freddy Smalls in West LA, is in the kitchen at The Shack, serving a simple cheesesteak pop-up menu for one week only. Jeff Weinstein, who founded The Counter and also opened Freddy Smalls as a passion project a year and a half ago, bought The Shack and is planning to remake the dive into a new westside restaurant and bar. While he's still figuring out details, Weinstein says that the restaurant will have two full bars, one inside and a second on the eatery's back patio. Parker will helm the kitchen here in Santa Monica, and in a week when the current pop-up wraps, they'll start moving the new project forward. Which really means applying for permitting and such, and then breaking down walls to see what lies below the whitewashed surface.
Charlie Parker will Man Stove at The Shack Remake in SM
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