The Garland gets a new chef
Looks like new moves for Larry Greenwood, who has been installed as executive chef of The Garland in North Hollywood. Greenwood was previously in-house exec chef for LGO Hospitality (Le Grande Orange, Luggage Room), while chef de cuisine Jacob Smith comes from Public Relations Group.
Anthony Bourdain is a simple man
True to his words, Anthony Bourdain is not above buying some In-N-Out immediately after landing in California, and dragging the beautiful bag through the lobby of some fancy hotel. In this case it's the Chateau Marmont, where Bourdain snapped this pic last night showing off his iconic double double.
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Drinking in 71Above
LA Downtowner takes in the drinks (and the view) at 71Above, calling the program there from Darwin Manahan the work of a magician. They're not wrong, as the barman has been doing wondrous things for a while now, particularly from his new perch on top of the city.
LA's most prolific servers
KCRW tracks some of the longest-tenured servers in the city, from Taix in Echo Park (one man's been there 55 years) to Bella Haig, a well-known face at Canter's for more than 50 years.
A denim store and a coffee shop in one
Looking to buy some jeans and a $5 cappuccino at the same time? You're in luck, because the world now has 1 Denim, a hybrid coffee and clothing shop at the Glendale Galleria. The shop is open as of just a few days ago and, yes, the baristas do wear denim aprons.
Where Jason Neroni eats
LA Mag talks to Jason Neroni of the Rose in Venice, where the amiable Italian chef has been working like mad this year. He did manage to take some time out to discuss his favorite places to eat around the city, including options like Tsujita, Fishing with Dynamite, and Wexler's Deli.
RIP to Maverick's Flat
Curbed LA takes a look at the loss of Maverick's Flat, a onetime West Coast jazz haven that is now set to be sold off. Often referred to as the "Apollo of the West," Maverick's is landmarked by the city, but still in need of some help underneath its hefty $3.75 million pricetag.
G&B Coffee gets tea drunk
All month long, G&B Coffee at Grand Central Market in Downtown is getting tea drunk. That's the name of their new evening-only (4 p.m. to close, Monday through Friday) back bar menu that focuses on a variety of uses for teas, including a matcha milkshake. The full menu is below.