There’s a ghost at Coral Cafe
Indeed, the above phrase "There’s a ghost at Coral Cafe" is the opening line of a fascinating piece by Tess Barker at LA Weekly, who spins a tale of supposed poltergeists at the all-night spot on Burbank Boulevard. And yes, there’s YouTube footage purporting to have captured the apparition on camera.
Pasadena’s new seafood restaurant is Lost at Sea
The former Sangers & Joe in Pasadena has a new name, as just three weeks later the place is officially being rebranded as Lost at Sea. The upcoming option is a partnership with restaurateur Santos Uy and chef Tim Carey, a Pasadena native who ran the kitchen at Uy’s Papilles in Hollywood for years. Look for an opening likely in early August on Holly Street.
Dudes’ Brewing heads for Thousand Oaks
Looks like the South Bay’s Dudes’ Brewing is expanding their taproom access, opening up a new facility in Thousand Oaks at the Janss Marketplace. It’s an interesting move for the well-funded company, as that stretch of Southern California isn’t nearly as populated with craft beer options as elsewhere, thanks in part to Thousand Oaks’ longstanding zoning regulations that prohibit breweries. Hours run noon to 10 p.m. on weekends, and 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, with 24 taps, growler fills, and a BYO food policy. 173 N. Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks.
Brooke Williamson’s signage is up
The next project for Brooke Williamson and Nick Roberts is Da Kikokiko, a Hawaiian-styled eatery in Playa Vista. The project will likely come to life later next month, but as the chef shares recently, signage is already in action.
The Soylent guy might be in trouble
According to Curbed, Soylent food replacement product founder Robert Rhinehart could be in some trouble with the city over a bright red shipping container out in Lincoln Heights. The eco-living facility sits atop a popular hiking spot called Flat Top, thereby obstructing views and generally being annoying to residents — but what’s worse is the city’s insistence that Rhinehart doesn’t have the proper permits to even put the thing down on that bit of land. The container has since been overrun by graffiti, had its windows smashed out, and possibly become a hotbed for criminal activity.
A long look at Louis Tikaram
LAist lays into an interview with Louis Tikaram, the chef/owner behind E.P. & L.P. on La Cienega. The 30 year old is doing interesting Fijian-inspired food at his restaurant, along with Thai, Australian, and Southeast Asian influences galore. It’s all part of his heritage, and comes with an opportunity for teaching (and learning) says Tikaram.
Breakfast and lunch for Georgie
Beverly Hills newcomer Georgie is doing breakfast and lunch now (it is a hotel restaurant after all), with morning hours from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., and lunch from the until 3 p.m. The menus for both are below.