More trouble for Tenants of the Trees
Looks like another round of headaches for Tenants of the Trees, the Silver Lake bar that’s come under fire for recent drugging allegations on their property. This latest spate comes from the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council, who LAist says is trying to stop the bar from running live shows. In their letter to the LA Police Commission, the council says that Tenants and their co-concept Out of Order have a "complete disregard for city ordinances" and are routinely responsible for litter and bad behavior along that stretch of Hyperion.
Your last chance at an Oh Man! Ramen preview
In what may well be your final shot at earning a first tasting of Luke Reyes’ upcoming Encino ramen shop Oh Man!, it seems he and partner Phillip Frankland Lee are hosting a Tuesday night Feastly pop-up in Downtown. Tickets run $65 for cocktails, beer, starters, and that all-important tonkotsu ramen as a main. Start time is 7:30 p.m., so better get your tickets now.
Howlin' Rays extends their hours
Just in time for the end of summer, Chinatown fried chicken specialist Howlin' Rays is extending their hours. The massively popular shop hasn't been able to keep up with demand for their current time window, which makes keeping the quality up with extended hours through dinner all the more challenging. it's been something they're trying to face head on though, which is why the team is hoping to test out some new dinner hours over a couple of days in August.
News: We are so thrilled to announce that we will be open till 8PM on August 4th & 18th! The logistics of opening for extended hours permanently in our tiny space is a challenge that we are working toward a solution for & we really appreciate all of your unwavering support and patience as we continue to grow. Thank you guys so much!! #howlinrays #growingup In the meantime, enjoy this beautiful upside down #nashvillehotchicken sando by @cocohollingsworth ❤️
Niki Nakayama’s fridge
Ever-popular n/naka chef/owner Niki Nakayama makes the rounds with Bravo, who sit down with her to discuss what exactly she has in her fridge. Unsurprisingly there are a lot of Japanese ingredients at hand, from miso to Kewpie mayo — but don’t forget the fresh vegetables from her garden, either.
Big expansions for Boiling Crab
The Boiling Crab brand continues to grow at quite a clip, with news from the company that there are plans for expansions into Sacramento and Honolulu. More localized options include a set of upcoming Burbank and Woodland Hills locations, plus a franchise-owned outlet to come in Rosemead.
KCON’s street food moment
If you’re not familiar with KCON, get acquainted fast. The annual Korean culture convention draws in close to 100,000 attendees and returns for a run at L.A. Live from July 29 - 31. Because of all that popularity, the KCON folks have this year teamed up with KTOWN Night Market for a public market to run in conjunction with the event. That means food from Seoul Sausage, Kogi, Raindrop Cake, and lots more folks.
Welcome to Street Level Cafe
Housed just below the bustle of Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park comes Street Level Cafe on Glendale. The tiny coffee shop turns out lattes, sandwiches and more, and has been working to come to life for quite some time. Signage has been up for months, with a tipster writing in just yesterday to say that the place is indeed up and running. 1166 Glendale Boulevard.