The enduring legacy of Mr. Chow
The NY Times takes a look at Mr. Chow, which manages to keep ahead of the curve despite admittedly high prices and mediocre food. It’s a fascinating look at a certain type of New York and Beverly Hills celebrity dining culture that doesn’t often get the scrutiny it should.
Everything you can get at Unit 120
Zagat lays out the myriad options happening at Unit 120 right now in Chinatown. Alvin Cailan’s restaurant incubator has been booming lately with different ideas, often taking over the same window or dining room depending on the night. Among the offerings are Monday night Detroit-style pizza, Thursday evening orange chicken fried chicken sandwiches, and weekend modern Filipino food.
Get oysters at Salazar on Sundays
Here's a new turn: Salazar, the Frogtown Sonoran spot known for its carne asada, will turn to oysters as a dinnertime snack on Sundays. The freshly shucked options come from Oyster Boys and turn up every Sunday at 4 p.m. until they're gone.
LA Ale Works bulks up
Looks like things are coming along for LA Ale Works, the new Hawthorne brewery with a dedicated spot out near SpaceX. Though it’ll be a while before the team is up and brewing, having actual equipment must be nice.
Making moves with Margarita Lee
The Ace Hotel talks to Margarita Lee, who recently served an Eater Young Guns dinner at the Downtown hotel. Lee gives all the credit to her team in getting her to where she’s at these days, but admits to falling in love with recipes and meals from a young age, all of which helped truly bring her to life as one of the better pastry chefs in the city.
Here comes juice from Nashville
Looks like Juice Bar, a fresh juice option out of Nashville, is heading for Burbank soon. The company has been building out a location along Riverside Drive for the past few months, and hopes to officially open by September 6. 4001 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank.
Uproxx loves Baroo
Uproxx takes a walk through Baroo, chatting with the Hollywood strip mall duo about their true passions, and the awesome food they cook. There's even a video showing the pair off.
Sangria party A Basq Kitchen
Redondo Beach’s A Basq Kitchen is doing a sangria special next month, with rotating options that run just $6 a pop. The party runs September 14 - 18 (yep, that includes a Saturday and a Sunday), so get ready to get your drink on out by the water.