Shi Hai shutters in Alhambra
Here's a surprising shutter: Shi Hai, a 2015 GQ Best New Restaurant and the recipient of some recent dim sum love, seems to have closed only recently. It's a quiet shutter for the Garfield Ave. spot, but Yelpers report the place is now kaput.
A haircut and a sandwich
Is Highland Park already reaching peak hipsterdom? That may be the case if these filings for a 3,100 square foot restaurant and barber shop come to fruition, per The Eastsider. More than likely the filing is for a split space that would contain two separate businesses, but who knows, maybe there's room for a shave and a sandwich together after all.
Multiply moves into Downtown
UrbanDaddy has news on a new music venue —with fried chicken in tow — called Multiply, taking over the former Ebanos' Crossing space. Expect two bars, plenty of dance floor space, and more.
Two Kids Coffee is up and at 'em
Looks like a new opening for South Pasadena, as the neighborhood gains a morning spot called Two Kids Coffee. The Kickstarter-funded project is a week or so old, and is now keeping near-daily hours from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (they're closed Wednesdays). 1504 Mission Street.
A Sunday barbecue bonanza
There's a big new barbecue pop-up coming to Beverly Hills on Sunday, called LAQ BBQ. The focus is on ribs primarily (some St. Louis style pork ribs, but also those massive beef short ribs), with jambalaya and more available as well. Tickets cost $55 a head.
The Roger Room’s new menu
Cocktail den The Roger Room is back at it with a new seasonal menu, and this one looks fun as heck. Among the new offerings is the Roberto Perfetto, which combos Macallan rare cask with Dimmi Liquore di Milano, Contratto Vermouth Rosso, Chambray black walnut liqueur and orange bitters (and costs a mind-bending $50).
Sugar and booze get married
LA Weekly's throwing an event called Sips & Sweets on December 2 at the Peterson Auto Museum that involves 20 cocktails from around town, plus 15 desserts. Just $40, it's a fun, and relatively affordable way to taste through some of the city's mixology and pastry programs. Notable participants: Broken Spanish, 71Above, WP24 at the Ritz-Carlton LA, and McConnell's Ice Cream.