B.S. Taqueria comes to Staples Center
Per the LA Times, it looks like Ray Garcia's casual taco concept B.S. Taqueria will make its debut inside Staples Center just in time for tonight's Lakers game. The colorful concession stand will offer a more limited menu than the regular restaurant, including carnitas, carne asada, and chicken tacos.
Mel's Deli lands Downtown
LA Mag files one on Mel's Deli, a diminutive Downtown storefront situated right in the Historic Core. Lauding their simple sandwiches and takeaway ease, the magazine says it's a fantastic new option for anyone in the area — particularly during lunch.
Foraging with the Alma team
Lifestyle brand / sunglasses company Garrett Leight California Optical is known for profiling the occasional restaurateur on their site, including this recent feature of the Alma team, Ari Taymor and Ashleigh Parsons. They forage together, talk about community outreach, and expound on what the future might hold for Alma.
A well-deserved nomination
The Esters Wine Shop & Bar team is celebrating the nomination of chef Jeremy Fox for Best Chef: West at the James Beard Foundation Awards. Well deserved, indeed.
The history of the Jolly Oyster
Ventura transplant Jolly Oyster opened up a location in Torrance last year, but their roots in the oyster world go much, much deeper. Foodable rehashes the history of the company, from their humble beginnings in Baja to their current day-to-day, delivering some of the freshest oysters anywhere in California.
Highland Park Brewery wins LA IPA Fest
With the party now over at Mohawk Bend, it’s time to crown a winner of this year’s LA IPA Fest: Highland Park Brewery! They took top judges’ honors, with Eagle Rock Brewery snagging the people’s choice nod. Highland Park’s lauded Bonkers IPA was the beer that won them the whole thing, though everyone seemed to have a genuinely great time over the weekend regardless of who won.
Herringbone goes MAXX rosé
It’s that time of year, with somms across the country nervous about America’s thirst for rosé. Others, like the folks at Herringbone, are doubling down with an all-you-can-drink rosé situation beginning at the end of the month. Starting March 26 and running Saturdays and Sundays thereafter, the 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. all-you-can-enjoy rosé will pair with their brunch menu, and cost $25 a head.
41 Ocean’s redo
Formerly a private dining club, 41 Ocean in Santa Monica has decided to open up to the masses with a new menu and new executive chef, Patrick Florendo. The focus is still on the party as much as the menu, though the beautiful space — lots of outdoor seating, right on the water — should lend itself to having a great time over a meal with friends soon.