A fish focus
There’s a cool new series out from the Foodbeast team, this time showing the complicated ins and outs of the long-running San Pedro Fish Market. An iconic spot deep in the South Bay, the family-run organization gets the reality show treatment, with lots of twists and turns along the way. You can watch the trailer for the series here.
The show is a fun twist for not only the Foodbeast team, but for localized food coverage in greater Los Angeles. The San Pedro Fish Market has been around in some form since 1956, and showing off the property in a fun, engaging new package is good for all the other longstanding businesses around the area that might need the love, too. Sometimes the best, oldest spots are just hidden away, ready to be re-explored, and shows like this can go a long way towards bringing in not just eyeballs, but customers.
Brentwood’s next coffee option
Bardonna has officially opened in Brentwood, representing the next option for coffee drinkers and pastry lovers in the area. Much like their Silver Lake location, this outlet carries a casual and airy charm along Barrington Court.
An update on Petit Trois in the Valley
Chef Ludo went over to KCRW’s Good Food to talk about Mind of a Chef and ended up getting into some big details on his next iteration of Petit Trois in the Valley. Expect 70 seats, breakfast-through-dinner service, alcohol, a patio, and an expanded menu that gives the place a more true brasserie feel.
Kato does lunch
Feel like getting some of West LA’s most inventive new food ... for lunch? Head to this pop-up lunch option from Kato, slated to go down on Sunday, March 12. It’s a good look at what’s (likely) to come down the line.
Lunch at Esters
New chef de cuisine Chris Ono has launched a fully revamped lunch menu at Esters Wine Shop in Santa Monica, which now includes a ton of salads and dinner favorites like the corned brisket. You can also get a $15 half sandwich and salad combo, or bump to $25 and get a glass of wine, some cheese, and salad.
New stadium dining to know
Indian Wells Tennis Garden is getting some big new culinary partners for the upcoming BNP Paribas Open later this month. In fact, it’s among the strongest collection of LA-area chef names around, including Wolfgang Puck, Nobu Matsuhisa, Josiah Citrin, Ray Garcia, and Christian Page. So if tennis, the desert, and great food is your thing, there you go.
The Dudes brew it up
There’s another taproom location of The Dudes Brewing coming soon, this time right at Pacific City in Huntington Beach. The space is under construction now, as you can tell from the cheeky video below.