A Kendall’s comeback in Downtown
It’s a new look and feel for Kendall’s Brasserie in Downtown, as the Patina Group restaurant has undergone a refresh inside the Music Center. The classic French restaurant looks a little more Parisian as of this past Saturday, but don’t worry opera lovers, it hasn’t been stripped of its period charm either. Mostly the place has been touched up and given a dose of modernity with refinished floors, communal tables, and more.
As for the food, chef Jean-Pierre Bosc (formerly chef/owner of Mimosa) is doing rustic French cuisine through lunch, brunch, and dinner. That might include classics like steak tartare or French onion soup, as well as housemade charcuterie, whole rotisserie chicken, and a $19 burger served with duck fat fries. The full menu is below.
The move to tweak Kendall’s is in line with Patina’s recent moves to update their Downtown cluster of concepts. Nick & Stef’s got a modern steakhouse refresh not that long ago, and owner Joachim Splichal has vowed to overhaul his flagship restaurant Patina after a scathing review from LA Weekly back in December.
Win free Halal Guys for a month
Do you really, really love the Halal Guys? Well, if you’re one of the most rabid fans of that halal cart chicken and rice, you might want to get to their new Cerritos opening on Friday, February 3. That’s where five folks who show up will win free Halal Guys for a month, while the other first 1,000 people in line will get swag and free food and stuff too. But, c’mon, free Cerritos lunch for a month. Doesn’t that sounds awesome?
Salazar and NoMad collab
Here’s a fun party: This Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the NoMad truck will be parked right in the gravel at Salazar in Frogtown. Both the restaurant and the truck will be doing their usual menu, and you can get a great pear margarita to go along with your NoMad chicken burger, apparently.
Taco Tuesday at Chicas
Downtown’s Chicas Tacos is getting in on the Taco Tuesday action, doing half-off select tacos and elote for $2.50. Want some horchata-infused cold brew? That’ll be a cool $3.50 too.
No more 9021Pho
One of LA’s punniest restaurants is no more, as Toddrickallen reports that 9021Pho has thrown in the towel along Beverly Drive. The Beverly Hills space is now up for lease, and Yelp lists the place as closed.
More deep dish pizza for great Los Angeles
Long Beach is in line for a Rance’s Chicago Pizza as of this coming weekend, as the Costa Mesa expansion heads for a new address in Belmont Shore. Get there Saturday between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and the restaurant will even be donating 50% of their proceeds to the Long Beach Community Action Team. 5258 E. 2nd St., Long Beach.
Link N Hops comes to play
The Sunland-Tujunga area’s newest restaurant has arrived, with Link N Hops landing this coming Friday for dinner. Expect the usual sausage, fries, and craft beer combo (there are 24 taps, actually), with evening hours only to start and a 2 a.m. closing time on weekends. 8005 Foothill Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 91344.