More on that Miracle Mile food truck lottery situation
KCET scored an interview with the one guy who's entirely responsible for controlling the food truck flow in the Miracle Mile. In the piece, Patrick Lennon talks about how he's bringing order to a chaotic (and dangerous) parking situation, while — of course — taking in 8% to 10% profit from the permits himself.
Checking in on Petty Cash Arts District
The Weekly offers a look at Petty Cash's newish Arts District location, wondering aloud whether the big space with the pricey plates is a fit for the surrounding community. Longtime legend La Reyna is nearby, they argue, and cheffy tacos are already a hit elsewhere Downtown at places like B.S. Taqueria. The ultimate verdict: only time (and expanding to daylight hours) will tell.
Are you the commissary chef Loco'l is looking for?
The Watts location is hiring up for a new high-volume chef to help bring the fast food genre-busting option into reality. Maybe that's you?
Wes Avila is doing dinner in Orange County soon
Orange County's most exciting modern Mexican option is partnering up with L.A.'s favorite new taquero Wes Avila. The pair are doing a collab dinner on October 20 that will span a few different prix fixe courses. Tix go on sale two weeks before the event.
Signage is up for Pok Pok
The much-anticipated Los Angeles debut of Andy Ricker's Pok Pok is surely now just days away, as signage has officially gone up for the Chinatown space.
Clifton's opened to the media yesterday
And it was crowded, by the looks of things. Mostly, media folks seemed to be jockeying for plates of food from chef Jason Fullilove and angling for photos with the woodsy interior, but there was one particularly poignant shot from the day, showing just how far the beautiful old space has come:
Clifton's cafeteria will reopen Sept. 22 after four years of renovations! ・・・ "The building at 648 South Broadway was constructed in 1904 and is now one of the oldest buildings remaining on Broadway. A Boos Brothers cafeteria opened on the site in 1913, operating until Clifford E. Clinton purchased the lease in 1935 and transformed the space into a fantasy forest inspired by the Santa Cruz mountains." —@laconservancy ・・・ Here's a #throwback to 1935 Clifton's Brookdale! Photo by Dick Whittington Studio #lapl #laconservancy #cliftons #windowtothepast #tbt #throwbackthursday