Just a friendly reminder that Walter Manzke's immensely popular Petty Cash Taqueria is filling in the nearly perfect slot that Fifty Seven left over in the Arts District. The fine dining-style restaurant that was supposed to have a rotating list of chefs closed after just six months, allowing Bill Chait's Sprout Group to swoop in with a ready-made concept. Walter Manzke's overseeing the rehab process right now along Santa Fe, but Eater got an exclusive look at artist Kelcey Fisher's (KFiSH) mural, which echoes the colorful one at the original Beverly Blvd spot. The mural makes sense in this part of town, which is dotted with plenty of high-concept street art.
Some people might not know this, but the name of the upscale taco spot comes from Manzke's love of Tom Petty and Johnny Cash, whose lyrics are embedded into the mural. Check it out, and gear up for Petty Cash's opening later this summer.
Petty Cash DTLA
712 S. Santa Fe Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90021