Jon & Vinny's favorite places to eat
Lucky Peach talks to Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo about where they like to eat when they're not behind the stoves themselves, and in true J&V fashion the pair go grungy, old school and delicious. Along the way, they name-check Papa Cristo's and Dino's Chicken and Burgers, among others.
Two people broke into Della Terra overnight
Beverly Boulevard's Della Terra was terrorized overnight by a pair of burglars who made off with a number of personal checks and cash, after prying their way in through a back door and working open a register. Thankfully it was all caught on surveillance cameras, so the police are looking for your help in tracking them down, hopefully.
Chris Bosh at Iron Triangle Brewing
Upstart brewery Iron Triangle is already getting some big-name customers, in this case basketball player Chris Bosh. The craft beer fan (and overall food lover, apparently) did a private brewery tour with the L.A. Beer Hop team, and they all snapped this shot together at the bar.
Terrine goes all-out with the foie gras this weekend
For one reason or another, you may feel like… overindulging … this weekend, and one way to do that is the new all-foie gras menu at Terrine on Beverly. This one-off menu will run five courses and cost $95, with $35 add-on wine pairings. Look for foie terrines, foie on toast, foie that’s been poached, you name it. Call the restaurant for reservations.
Eric Greenspan likes to cook
Here’s a fun one on Eric Greenspan at Maré, where the chef talks culinary school, his restaurant’s stunning patio, and, of all things, football coach Lou Holtz. Along the way, you can watch him make one of his green apple curry dishes for the restaurant.
Compton’s trap kitchen
Munchies files on TrapKitchenLA, an underground restaurant experience currently going down in Compton, where a duo of chefs are putting together delicious food for anyone in the neighborhood. It all looks big and delicious — and pairs well with Instagram as a result — and there’s a cool throwaway line about how the chefs are apparently going to cater Kendrick Lamar’s wedding.
Santa Monica's minimum wage jumps
Much like its surrounding city neighbors, Santa Monica has chosen to raise its minimum wage, ultimately reaching $15 by 2020. The move puts them on pace with many other cities in the state, though similarly there is no exemption for restaurant workers who are currently tipped out. The ruling still has one more hurdle to clear before it goes into effect.