An early positive word for Iron Triangle
California Brewmasters took an early first look at Iron Triangle Brewing in the Arts District, and came away mighty impressed with the place. Their Dark Ale and IPA are particular standouts, but mostly they have the same questions everyone else does: How will Iron Triangle win over their own fanbase when there's already so much competition? And what the heck are they going to do with all that space? The answer to both is: only time will tell.
Kuniko Yagi pops up at Simbal
The since-departed Hinoki & The Bird chef Kuniko Yagi is popping up on February 2 and 3 at Simbal restaurant Downtown. Two seatings, $55 prix fixe menu, and apparently she's working up some Vietnamese specialties.
While Dave Grohl pops up at Vernetti in Larchmont
Rocker Dave Grohl made an appearance at Vernetti in Larchmont recently, apparently swinging in for lunch. Turns out, Vernetti is kind of the lowkey celebrity hangout for that ritzy area.
Quietly making strawberry jam and then this guy comes by for lunch. I first met Dave way back in '90 when Nirvana was rolling a tore up station wagon on tour. He is way cooler than you can imagine. Thank you @jorjeed for dragging 'my hero' into my humble little place. #theregoesmyhero #davegrohl #larchmontvillage #hollywood #dadswhorock #eaterla @foofighters #losangeles
All sorts of Elvis deals
Starting today, Mendocino Farms is doing a weeklong ‘PB3’ sandwich special made with peanut butter, bacon, caramelized bananas, almonds, and green apples at all their locations, ostensibly to celebrate the King. Meanwhile, Salt & Straw Larchmont just unveiled their new seasonal flavors, and they’re going to have a real deal Elvis impersonator on site from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight. Hoo boy.
Petrossian gets a new executive chef
Alex Ageneau is now onboard the Petrossian train in West Hollywood. The French-born chef previously spent time at Les Nomandes in Chicago, as well as Patina, The Royce, and Aestus here in Los Angeles.
Fried quail and waffles at The Lobster in Santa Monica
Forget fried chicken, it's all about fried quail at The Lobster on the pier. Available for Sunday brunch only and served with a side of waffles, this new unusual combo runs $26, and apparently packs a fair amount of heat.
Churned Creamery hits Tustin next month
Here’s a new concept: ice cream croissants. Called CroCream by the new Churned Creamery folks, the idea is to take freshly-made ice cream and, you guessed it, stuff it inside a warm croissant. Weird? Sure. Delicious? Probably. Consider it the ice cream churro sandwich for the French set. Churned hits Union Market in Tustin next month.