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NYC's Milk Bar Comes to LA, Petit Trois Changes It Up, and More A.M. Intel

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Plus Kris Yenbamroong's office life, and Smog City makes the news

Recess Eatery, Highland Park
Recess Eatery, Highland Park
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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Milk Bar comes to LA — sort of

Christina Tosi’s Milk Bar is a big, big name in the dessert world, but until now Tosi has been focused on her New York shops. That’s about to change (though not in the way you might be thinking) with the arrival of the limited edition Milk Bar Ice Cream Truck. The whole thing is sponsored by Lactaid, actually, and will be doling out free ice cream starting Friday and running through Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The truck will be at the Santa Monica Pier, so if you’re comfortable braving the crowds on a holiday weekend, there’s free ice cream in your future.

Kris Yenbamroong’s office vibes

Night + Market chef/owner Kris Yenbamroong is hard at work in his office these days, turning out recipes and stories for his forthcoming cookbook. His wife and business partner Sarah St. Lifer is also in the writing game, and the two share details of their work/life balance and office habits over at Laurel & Wolf. The coolest part? Yenbamroong’s wall of mementos.

Petit Trois switches it up for summer

Just in time for the coming summer sun, Petit Trois is looking to change up their hours. Starting May 30 the diminutive day-and-night spot will start keeping noon to 10 p.m. hours most nights, and noon to 11 p.m. hours Friday and Saturday.

Recess Highland Park does $1 oysters

Like oysters that are only a buck, but find that they’re hard to track down during non-happy hour times? Starting next week, Tuesday nights at Recess in Highland Park will be full of oysters for just a buck, running 5 p.m. to midnight all night long. The process kicks off May 31 and runs through July.

Monkey Town hits Downtown

In what’s set to be the group’s final run, pop-up dinner theater Monkey Town will land in Los Angeles starting June 1 and running through October. The multi-course events are taken inside an artistic world of video and live performance while dining on food from chef Nick Montgomery, who was most recently opening Osso.

East LA Meets Napa crowds the food event scene

The next big summer food event to put on your calendar this year is East LA Meets Napa, a charity-backed wine and small bites party to benefit AltaMed, a low-cost healthcare option in California. The Friday, July 15 event is going down at California Plaza in Downtown, with tickets running $175 for early bird and $300 for VIP.

Smog City's third anniversary made the news

Smog City Brewing turned three years old, and to celebrate the occasion the brewery hit the news circuit. Co-owner Laurie Porter chatted with Torrance CitiCable about turning three, what the company's continued expansion means, and next steps for the South Bay favorite.

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