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Some of LA’s Best Chefs Are Collaborating on Hot Dogs in Koreatown

Plus new Italian seafood in Santa Monica, and how to feed the firefighters

Sumo Dog’s loaded hot dogs shown from above, in a row.
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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.

Sumo Dog collabs

Koreatown hit Sumo Dog is throwing a series of collaborations with chefs around town. It all starts tomorrow with Jon & Vinny, who are doing a hot dog with chow chow relish and Jewish deli mustard. That will run until December 22, followed by Nancy Silverton in early January, and a slew of other local names in early 2018.

Feed the heroes

LA Times has a fascinating story on the logistics of just how thousands of firefighters battling blazes up and down Southern California stay fed. It’s a massive effort that requires its own attention to detail, care, and hard work. After all, it’s certainly not easy to turn out 10,000 eggs on the fly.

Seafood arrival

Santa Monica’s incoming Luigi Al Teatro is almost ready for its reveal to the general public. The place has apparently been doing some friends and family preview nights inside the remodeled old theater off Second Street.

Eat for good

A portion of proceeds from the sale of Cal Mare’s potato focaccia this month will go towards Hunger Is, a non-profit aimed at feeding America’s undernourished youth.

Talking Triniti

LA Mag has more on upscale new Echo Park cafe Triniti. The place is sort of a modernist reinterpretation of the classic coffee and breakfast spot, with dishes that come from Joseph Geiskopf that can feel almost Destroyer-like in their finished appeal. The chef, of course, spent time in Copenhagen, and is now back in Los Angeles looking to bring that same vibe to Sunset Boulevard.

Desserts in January

Endorffeine in Chinatown is bringing back its rotating drinks and desserts after-hours series this January. Tickets for Jack Benchakul’s evening affair should go on sale soon.