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Wolfgang Puck Is Now Doing High-End Online Cooking Classes

Plus a sale of The Counter, and asking questions about Locol

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Wolfgang Puck at Masterclass
Courtesy Masterclass
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

High-end home cooking

The MasterClass online instructional series is coming for the home cook next, adding big names like Wolfgang Puck, Thomas Keller, and Alice Waters to its roster of existing talent like Gordon Ramsay. The sessions aren’t necessarily cheap ($90 apiece, or $180 a year for access to them all), but they have attracted some big names — especially in the culinary world.

Check out the video below to watch Wolfgang Puck curse up a storm, retell a story about walking off a job, and throw around some flour for his famous salmon pizza.

The Counter goes Canadian

Local Los Angeles burger chain The Counter has been sold, along with its even more casual sub-concept Built Custom Burgers. The pair is now in the hands of a Montreal-based company called MTY Food Group, says Nation’s Restaurant News, though final details were not discussed.

Dante to LA, for a day

Dante, the popular New York City restaurant and bar, is popping up at Broken Shaker in Downtown on Friday. The apertivo event runs from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

What Locol looks like

QSR Magazine takes a deep-dive into all things Locol, asking out loud why the restaurant isn’t more successful after two years in business. The possible answers are many (as are the questions), but it’s a fascinating long-read that discusses not only the give-back mentality of the company but also it’s need (and want) to continue to fill practical roles for the communities it is engaging with.

A new corner option

Looks like something new is coming to the corner of Wilshire and La Brea, as signage is up for a space to be called The Hungry Trader. The place is ostensibly working a street food menu that follows the larger silk road path, with nods on the sign to India, China, and the larger Arab world.