Chef Farid Zadi has of late been hanging his hat in Koreatown at Blank Kitchen, churning out North African-inspired tacos filled with things like beef cheek tagine and berber lamb, while waiting to open up his own brick and mortar. Now comes word that Zadi will be switching up the menu this Saturday with Doner Revolution, roasting a whole butchered lamb and frying up falafel for sandwiches and full plates — plus the always-popular halal chicken and rice.
Better still, Zadi's Revolution series seems to have found its final home, at upcoming The Market at Medallion complex downtown. Run in conjunction with farmers market maven John Edwards, The Market has plans for some 300 apartments, an ongoing daily market and half a dozen standalone eateries, including Big Mista's and Samarkand Cafe, the Kickstarted Uzbek restaurant.
There will also be a street food section anchored by chef Zadi, plus incoming Japanese street from an unnamed chef in town. The aim, says Edwards, is to become L.A.'s answer to SF's Ferry Plaza and Seattle's Pike Place Market. Soft-opening scheduled for early October. —Farley Elliott [EaterWire]