Yamashiro returns to the world
One of the best things about summers in Hollywood has always been the Yamashiro Farmers Market. The sky-high overlook clung to a strip of hillside next to the famed, century-old Yamashiro and offered incredible views of Downtown and beyond, but was thrown into uncertainty when the place was sold off last year. Now it’s officially back, and should be just as fun as ever.
The new-look market flips to Wednesday nights, with operations starting today and running through September 6. Not only will you be able to buy produce and trinkets and likely listen to live music, but food options will include Original Scratch BBQ, Me Gusta Thai Chicken, and drink access by way of the restaurant’s equally alluring Pagoda Bar. Admission is free but you’ve got to pay to park, and hours run 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. every week on Wednesdays.
Aussies strike back
Apparently word of LA’s eye-rolling about a new Cairns, Queensland, Australia hot chicken restaurant called Howlin’ Jay’s has reached across the water. As a new post on Tropics Now notes, Jay’s owner James Burman claims the name has nothing to do with Howlin’ Ray’s hot chicken, the ultra popular option here locally, but is instead a nod to his father who used to go “howlin’ around town with his rumbustious big personality.” Oh boy.
The Journeymen begins
If you’re interested in understanding more about the new restaurant model that Journeymen is trying to bring to the (now former) Canele space in Atwater Village, you’ll have to pick up a print version of June’s Los Angeles Magazine. It’s not online, but worth the read.
Good Boy, Santa Monica
There’s going to be a new coffee shop contender in Santa Monica soon, as GoodBoyBob livens up the area near Bergamot Station. The place at 2058 Broadway is hiring now, and will apparently only keep hours from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
More Long Beach revolution
LA Weekly winds on about Padre restaurant’s new kitchen hire, chef Manuel Bañuelos. He’s most known for his cooking at Balam in Lynwood, where he gained a rather large cult following, but is now doing more refined dishes down in Long Beach, which has become one of the hotter dining ‘hoods in Los Angeles County.
Revolutionario’s Ramadan meal
Need a place to go for Ramadan? Revolutionario on Jefferson is doing a special starting May 26 and lasting until June 24 that combines regional Iftar options from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Plates are $15 to $22 a head, and you can find the rotating weekly menus on their Facebook page.
David Chang sightings
New York City restaurateur David Chang is in town, perhaps scouting locations for his long-rumored Los Angeles outpost of Momofuku. In the meantime he’s been popping into kitchens everywhere, including on the Kogi truck with Roy Choi himself.