Josiah Citrin goes casual
The Mélisse chef’s got a new place (no, not Charcoal), having helped to land an outpost of Arizona hot dog favorite Dave’s Doghouse inside the Staples Center of all places. The franchise agreement came together because, well, the namesake Dave is actually Josiah’s cousin. It’s unlikely the fine dining chef will be on hand to personally bun many of those dogs himself during Lakers games.
Hummus-heads in El Segundo, rejoice!
There’s plenty of spread heading your way, El Segundo. Per Toddrickallen, The Hummus Republic is landing another of their fast-casual locations at retail complex Elevon, with a planned opening for late this year or early next.
The Food Lab's fried chicken sandwich pop-up
Serious Eats writer (and new cookbook author) J. Kenji Lopez-Alt of Food Lab fame is bringing his science-y ways to Rosemead on October 20 for a one-night-only fried chicken sandwich pop-up at Tasty Food on Garvey. Yes, there will be Martin's Potato Rolls in play.
Demitasse on Wilshire now open
The space only first came on the radar in August, but moved quickly enough to allow for a soft opening as of yesterday. All-day hours should be underway right this very moment.
Changing the way we eat meat
California once again has stepped up to become a national leader in helping to define safe, effective practices for the state's livestock industry, says Bloomberg. The current SB-27 bill, which was just signed into law by the governor, restricts the use of antibiotics in livestock raised for profit, and are much more strict than the current federal regulations. What's more, Bloomberg says: the livestock industry didn't even fight this one.
Harold & Belle’s is back (almost)
Classic Creole spot Harold & Belle’s has been undergoing a massive reconstruction effort, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel by way of a couple of illuminating renderings. Take a look at the proposed new interior for their attached bar and entertainment venue, which hopes to open next month.
Oysters and rosé keep the winter away
Keep summer alive at Tanzy in Westwood, thanks to their new Tuesdays-only promotion that gets guests four oysters and a glass of Supery Rosé for just $7. That’s a deal even the cheap kids in college can afford.