How to build a restaurant empire
Stephane Bombet talks with Vice’s Munchies about what it means to build a local restaurant empire that consists of some of the most popular new restaurants in town. In short: it’s about more than just the food, with hospitality, personality, and determination playing large parts in anyone’s given success.
Bartending’s big secret
As the Tales of the Cocktail site points out, there’s a lot of inequality within the bartending industry still. Citing facts about the existing wage gap, changing demographics, and continuing reports of sexual harassment, the piece offers a few solutions while mostly highlighting the ongoing disparity between men and women behind the stick.
OC’s The Bruery adds offsite tasting room
Orange County craft beer legend The Bruery has added an Anaheim taproom to the mix. Called Bruery Terreux, the space on Grove Street is just a few minutes from the brewery proper, and features 24 tap lines, a variety of bottles, growler fills, and more. The space opens on Friday, keeping daily hours thereafter.
Tower 12 hits Hermosa Beach
There’s a new seafood-focused restaurant coming to the pier in Hermosa Beach, as Tower 12 is set to debut later this summer. The Vanrooy Creative-designed space will be a 4,000 square foot ode to beach culture, with a beach chic interior and a bar stocked heavily with bourbon and craft beer.
Fishbone expands to Studio City
Tarzana’s own Fishbone is already on the expansion trail, having only opened their first iteration in January of 2016. The new outlet, says Ventura Blvd. Magazine, is on Laurel Canyon Boulevard in Studio City, and is a mostly fast casual operation with counter service and over a dozen types of seafood on offer.
The Wellesbourne switches things up
Now six years old, West LA’s The Wellesbourne has become a neighborhood staple, but to bring in bigger crowds they’ve decided to turn things up with new sit-down dinner service. Beyond the bar’s drink selection you’ll find wings, pork ribs, and more to dine on, plus a happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily that will include $5 draft beer and small bites for $8.
A food truck from a prince
KTLA talks up the Prince of Venice food truck, which is literally being run by a royal Italian descendent. You’ll also find master chef Mirko Paderno on the truck from time to time as co-owner, working a strong menu of pastas and other Italian fare. The truck doesn’t keep a routine, but rather runs a few occasional stops and mostly makes itself available via parties and events.