Au Fudge issues
Jessica Biel tells NBC that she was initially stung by the reports on her new child-friendly restaurant Au Fudge. Calling some of the coverage hurtful, Biel says she was able to soldier on because she believed in the concept of giving adults and kids alike a place to enjoy themselves.
An uni diver you should know
LA Weekly's people issue is out, and for one of their more adventurous profiles the paper tackles the life of Stephanie Mutz, an uni diver off the coast of Santa Barbara. The story covers her journey from sea to plate, and offers a fascinating look at what it takes to get ingredients to the kitchen.
The life and times of Yuca's in Los Feliz
Ever wondered about the true backstory of Yuca's in Los Feliz? You can read all about it here thanks to the LA Times, who deep-dive into the diminutive taco and burger stand on Hillhurst.
A big night at Night + Market
Look who showed up at Night + Market Song not long ago? Yep, David Chang and Christina Tosi (Milk Bar), plus Eleven Madison Park's Daniel Humm and Will Guidara, fresh off their James Beard Award win.
El Huarache Azteca adds alcohol
Ever felt like grabbing a beer with your next meal at longtime Highland Park favorite El Huarache Azteca? You can (hopefully) do just that soon, as the mom and pop shop on York have applied for a beer and wine license, says The Eastsider. Time will tell whether or not it goes through, though — there's a public hearing scheduled for May 24.
Bye bye LAbite
As the Los Angeles Business Journal reports, local delivery site LAbite has been swallowed up by GrubHub for an undisclosed amount. The Culver City-based company reportedly did some $80 million in transactions in 2015.
Party time at FIGat7th
Running throughout the day today, Loteria Grill at the FIGat7th complex in Downtown will be doing one big patio party. Don’t let the threat of a bit of rain keep you away: the party includes an all-female mariachi band, make-your-own piñata parties, a DJ, and $5 margaritas that you can drink outside.
Madcapra turns one
Downtown falafel stand Madcapra is turning one on Friday, and to celebrate the Grand Central Market operation is planning to party hard. There will be drinks, off-menu specials like falafel tots, and lots more going around from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. All you gotta do is show up.