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Fried Orange Chicken Sandwiches Are a Thing Now, and More A.M. Intel

Plus Eagle Rock's new takeaway option, Verve Coffee starts serving food, and FrankieLucy needs help.

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Inside the under-construction Turning Fire
Inside the under-construction Turning Fire
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.

It’s almost time for Turning Fire

The Eastsider offers an update on Turning Fire, the long-gestating Eagle Rock restaurant from the Riboli family behind San Antonio Winery. They took over an old auto parts store on Colorado Boulevard a ways back and recently installed signage indicating the name and the fact that the place will be a rotisserie joint. Here’s the restaurant’s Instagram account, which also mentions "seasonal, healthy menus, premium meats, and farm-fresh produce."

Quarterly partners with Niki Nakayama

Beloved n/naka chef Niki Nakayama is going to be curating a gift box for Quarterly, a company that lets celebs and industry-leading types put together rotating boxes of curated goods to send out, either to yourself or as a gift. The company has previously worked with José Andrés and others for their culinary boxes, but will begin shipping a variety of Japanese ingredients and recipes based on what Nakayama likes next month.

Why have we not had this before?

The Golden Boys Chinese crew is up to something special today, selling off a crispy orange chicken sandwich from the Amboy window tonight starting after 4 p.m. Yep, that’s orange chicken plus fried chicken sandwich, all wrapped up into one package and sold off for $10 a pop.

Help FrankieLucy come to life

Silver Lake has been patiently waiting for FrankieLucy Bakeshop, the collaboration between the Crme Caramel team and Found Coffee, to kick off. That’s not officially happening until sometime this fall at the earliest, but in the meantime you can support their efforts with this Indiegogo if you’d like —rewards include personally crafted experiences with the owners in the shop itself, dessert parties for up to 100 guests, and more.

Redbird’s latest wine dinner

Downtown’s Redbird is a hotbed of activity for evening events, from wine dinners to corporate parties on down. The latest edition is a collaboration with Solminer Wine outside of Santa Barbara, where $150 (plus tax and service charge) nets you a multi-course dinner from chef Neal Fraser that will be paired with a curated selection of wines from the label. The dinner goes down next Wednesday, July 27.

Verve Coffee adds food

Looks like a bit of an expansion for Verve Coffee around Los Angeles — at least in the food department. The Santa Cruz-based company not only offers consumer-facing cafes while roasting their own beans, they’re going to be selling everything from avocado toast to prosciutto sandwiches for those needing to nosh. The menu, shown below, will debut at the Melrose location first, before expanding to Downtown and West Third Street next month.

Verve Coffee Food Menu