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Aaron Franklin and Adam Perry Lang Will Serve Only 80 Diners at Nick's Cafe

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The Downtown cafe will likely draw massive lines.

Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Aaron Franklin and Adam Perry Lang aren't just cooking up barbecue at Animal next Tuesday, they'll be landing at Nick's Cafe on April 10, on the northern edge of Chinatown, with a prix fixe menu at $50 per person (cash only). The feast begins promptly at 6 p.m., though the line will commence beforehand outside of the restaurant. Franklin and Lang kindly ask those who wait not to disturb the lunch service, though the inevitable lines will likely disrupt Nick's Cafe's operation during the day.

The limit is two orders per person, with a total of 80 orders. No places will be held, which means you can't just hire someone on Craigslist to keep your place in line. That means less than a hundred people will get the lucky chance to wait for servings of Creekstone Farms prime brisket, Niman Ranch pork shoulder, BBQ linguiça sausage, beans, coleslaw, pickles, onions, and bread.

How early will the first person get there? Will anyone camp at Nick's overnight? Will fights ensue? Why are Franklin and Perry Lang doing such a limited run? Does this preface a Franklin-Lang mashup when the latter lands a full-on operation somewhere in Downtown?

Nick's Cafe

1300 North Spring Street, , CA 90012 (323) 222-1450 Visit Website