A food truck for the people
Look who went and did it. After more than two years of saving up and honing skills, Keith Garrett — the impossibly charming man behind South LA street food legend All Flavor No Grease — has finally gotten his food truck, just months after getting shut down by the police on his block. And with the rise of not only his personal presence on the food scene but the whole street food movement across South LA, it’s a fair bet to say that Garrett might not be done with just one rig.
In fact, he told Steve Harvey as much back in February when he went on Harvey’s show and took home a cool $10,000 for his troubles. You can spot Garrett in his new rig over on Instagram, though he hasn’t posted any particular post-up spots just yet for the ride. Until he does, you might want to spend your time dropping into the new brick and mortar location of nearby Mr. Fries Man down in Gardena instead.
Westfield Century City gears up
There’s lots of incoming talent landing soon at the Westfield Century City mall, after a protracted construction timeline that saw many restaurants bite the dust. Wexler’s Deli is coming of course, but so is another new outlet of California Pizza Kitchen — which means barbecue chicken pizzas for everyone in sight. The new CPK lands April 6.
Torrance gets more seafood
Looks like even more oceanic delights for Torrance, as a second outlet of Ocean Market Grill (the first is in Long Beach) will open later this spring. The outlet at 21209 Hawthorne Blvd. takes over for a former outlet of The Counter.
Party at Union
Pasadena’s Union restaurant has hit the three year mark, and to celebrate chef Bruce Kalman and partner Marie Petulla are getting into a wild night with chefs Duff Goldman, Michael Voltaggio, Brooke Williamson, and Nick Shipp. The three-course collaboration dinner goes down Monday, April 10, so make your reservations now.
PYT’s lunch plans
One of LA’s best new(er) vegetable-centric restaurants is PYT, which is not surprising considering chef Josef Centeno’s prodigious work with produce at his other places. Now the Downtown spot is opening for lunch as of April 3, keeping hours from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You’ll find a chef’s salad on the menu, plus that delicious potato chapati bread, plenty of roasted vegetables, and a decadent-looking grilled cheese sandwich with emmenthaler cheese.
There’s a rad-sounding new craft beer option in Glendale called We’re Pouring, says FoodGPS. The spot on Glenoaks Boulevard is owned by John Sullivan and comes with a variety of craft beer options as well as food.
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