Big names in natural wine
A new wine shop is coming to Silver Lake, reports The Eastsider, who spotted some ABC paperwork along Bellevue Avenue. The place is to be called Psychic Wines, and will reportedly focus on the growing natural wine movement. It’s to be a retail-only shop at first, which means no on-site tasting, but with plenty of sidewalk space and room to grow — this is the former neighborhood market that will also soon house the first brick and mortar location of Maury’s — anything is possible for the future.
Most interestingly, Psychic comes from a pair of restaurant and wine vets. The first name is Zach Jarrett, who is now chef de cuisine at Cosa Buona after years at Alimento and, before that, Salt’s Cure. The other is Quinn Kimsey-White, formerly a wine director at San Francisco’s Ordinare. Word is, Psychic will come to life by late summer or early fall, ideally.
Ricardo Diaz runs Whittier
Take a look at the below video from Vista LA to learn all you need to know about Whittier’s Ricardo Diaz. The man has become a legend in the small city east of Downtown, and is focusing next on opening up his own craft beer brewery.
Herringbone’s oyster hour
Can’t get enough oysters? Stop through at Herringbone in Santa Monica, where every Thursday from 9 p.m. to close the place is doing $1 oysters and other snack foods to go along with a full bar and by-the-glass wine.
Jane Q at LAMILL
Upcoming Hollywood option Jane Q is taking over LAMILL in Silver Lake tomorrow with a one-day brunch pop-up. Expect Southern specialities like grits and eggs, muffalettas, and more. All you’ve got to do is show up.
WP24 for the 4th
WP24 by Wolfgang Puck is doing a Fourth of July party up on the rooftop overlooking L.A. Live, with views to fireworks across the city. The cost is $49 a head, which includes ribs, grilled chicken, pulled pork, sausage, and more.
LA’s biggest barbecue party
Want in on some of the best barbecue anywhere in Los Angeles right now? Get to MacLeod Ale tomorrow starting at 4 p.m. to for Fatstack Smokers-backed party that will include Trudy’s Underground Barbecue, Ragtop Fern’s BBQ, and Moo’s Craft Barbecue. It’s going to be extra meaty.
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How to make perfection
Ever wonder how to make the croque madame at Bouchon? Tastemade has all the secrets in a new video out with Mr. Thomas Keller himself, offering details on everything from the sauce to the bread on down.
Coffee comes to SOCIAL
Costa Mesa restaurant SOCIAL is adding coffee, thanks to a collaboration with nearby company Thunderking Brewing Co. The AM pop-ups run 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily and include coffee and food along 19th Street.
ETA’s new food menu
Highland Park bar ETA is getting deeper into the food realm, with an expanded new menu that includes fresh fish selections, a collection of grilled cheese possibilities, and more. The full new menu is below.