Bring the added heat
Nashville-style chicken favorite Hotville Chicken has expanded into near-daily hours in Chinatown. The long-running pop-up was previously only doing weekend work but has slowly been ramping things up, and now debuts new weekday lunch hours from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., as well as Saturday timing from noon to 9 p.m.
Hotville Chicken is run by Kim Prince, the niece of the patriarch behind the famous Nashville restaurant Prince’s Hot Chicken. She’s been in LA for a few years and is now jumping into the hot chicken fray full-time with her expanded hours, meaning there’s going to be some serious lunchtime line competition from nearby contenders Howlin’ Ray’s. Luckily, there’s room for everyone on the LA hot chicken bandwagon.
The last laugh
Stone Brewing Company is getting the last laugh in Germany, reports the LA Times. The Southern California brewery expanded last year into Europe, marking a big first push for American-style beers into the already brew-saturated continent. Now things are looking busier than ever over in Berlin, with the nearly 35,000 square foot facility packed just about every day.
Burger Lounge to Sherman Oaks
Looks like things are heating up inside Burger Lounge in Sherman Oaks. Reports say the place is currently doing either mock service or friends and family, which means the Valley could be enjoying the grass-fed beef as soon as this week. 4550 Van Nuys Blvd.
Seafood to the South Bay
There’s more seafood coming to the South Bay soon, according to Toddrickallen. Something called The Seafood Bar is heading for Redondo Beach’s South Bay Galleria, though details on what the place will actually be or look like are still scarce. Still, they seem to be hiring up for anyone who’s interested.
Not just hip juice
LA Times has a nice piece out on Jugos Azteca in Highland Park. The neighborhood surrounding this colorful Mexican juice shop has been changing dramatically over the past few years, but that hasn’t stopped the storefront from keeping steady customers and even growing its base of health-conscious drinkers and diners along York Boulevard.
Claremont’s own Grizzly’s Biscuits and Donuts is up to big things. The place opened earlier this year as a home for artisanal doughnut flavors like s’mores or blueberry and toasted coconut, but it’s the morning breakfast biscuit sandwiches that seem to have people the most excited. Current hours are 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.