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Downtown’s Years-Long City Market Project Isn’t Even Close to Done Yet

Plus a breakfast sandwich taste-off, and Jessica Largey cooks at Rustic Canyon

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HansonLA renderings of City Market in Downtown
via Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council
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.

More to come, forever

Sister site Curbed LA has some juicy details (including lots of renderings) on the expanded City Market universe in Downtown. The more southern end is where the recently-opened Rossoblu resides alongside Cognoscenti Coffee and the current husk that will become Slanted Door, but it’s the rest of the project that promises to be absolutely massive.

As you can tell from the above rendering, this is a no-messing-around kind of development for the greater Fashion District in Downtown. Of primary note is the 225,000 square feet of mixed retail space, which leaves room for restaurants, bars, shops, and everything else. But the even crazier part? The whole thing is meant to act as one big rolling build, which means sections will come online over time, including residential towers and business park space. When all is said and done, construction is literally slated to take 25 years total.

Grains for good

The Tehachapi Grain Project team is making their way to the Ace Hotel in Downtown next Friday for a $100 a head dinner to support the cause. That includes wine and multiple courses, with dinner being served by the farmers themselves, and guests seated on the actual stage of the classic LA theater at the hotel.

Laguna Beach Taste

Taste of the Nation is hitting Laguna Beach on May 21, with chefs like Bryant Taylor of Chianina in Long Beach joining up with Dakota Weiss, Jason Neroni, and Tin Vuong (among others) for the beachside 10th anniversary party. Of course, proceeds go to benefit No Kid Hungry.

The breakfast sandwich king

Below is Alvin Cailan of Eggslut talking with First We Feast’s Sean Evans about what makes a great breakfast sandwich. Instead of the usual format though, Evans and Cailan actually taste their way through some of the classics en route to making an Eggslut classic back in the kitchen. Enjoy a little egg goodness with your morning wakeup today.

COD Seafood expands

West Third’s COD Seafood (short for Catch of the Day) is growing, expanding into two new patio spaces on their Third Street property and even jumping into brunch recently. The place seems to have really caught on with the locals, and is now pushing out tons of crab and shrimp omelets and bottomless mimosas on weekends.

Belcampo’s cocktails

There’s a new summer slew of drinks to enjoy at Belcampo in Santa Monica, as their bar program is getting into the sunny spirit with their takes on classics like a Belcampo Cup, or the Buck Owens, made with Fiddlehead fern gin.

SIMONE x Rustic Canyon

Chef Jessica Largey is doing a pop-up dinner at Rustic Canyon on Monday, May 22. It’s in service of her upcoming Arts District restaurant SIMONE, and will run $85 a head for a multi-course produce-heavy dining experience from one of the more anticipated new chefs in Los Angeles.

Eats all day

Playa del Rey hidden gem Del Rey Deli has decided to start doing daily breakfast from their small strip mall space, and it seems to be going rather well. Check out the menu below, then get in soon to see for yourself.