Eggslice lands a spot in OC
Eggslice, an Australian-originated breakfast sandwich company that first debuted two decades ago at markets around Sydney, is coming to Orange County. And yes, their name and menu sound a fair bit like Alvin Cailan’s Eggslut, but that seems to be just a coincidence given the Eggslice history abroad.
Now Eggslice is landing a semi-permanent pop-up location inside the busy OC Mix property (where Taco Maria is), working an early morning menu of favorites from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Wednesday. The timeline is expected to run through the fall while ownership seeks a permanent space somewhere else.
Because photos are heavily discouraged at Vespertine, most of what’s come out image-wise regarding individual dishes has been dark, blurry, or a photo given to media by the restaurant itself. Not so with this new Food Talk Central note, which includes (of all things) a courtroom sketch of one unexpected item on the tasting menu.
Laguna Beach rising
Harmony Tea Bar is expanding into Laguna Beach next, with a grand opening slated for this weekend. The party runs both Saturday and Sunday, and includes a buy-one-get-one drink promotion.
Young and hungry
Yesterday, The LA Times took a look at young chef Holden Dahlerbruch, a 16-year-old culinary whiz kid who’s currently juggling a job at The Wallace in Culver City while also, y’know, being a high schooler and doing improv comedy and all that sort of stuff. It’s an inspiring story for sure, and shows just how far some people are willing to go to learn the ropes in a thriving restaurant kitchen.
Kris Yenbamroong x Williams-Sonoma
Tonight Night + Market chef Kris Yenbamroong is heading to Williams-Sonoma for a cooking demo and small bites pass-around, with proceeds going to No Kid Hungry. The event is just $15 a head, and kicks off at 6:30 p.m.
Cure comes to LA
A number of members of Cure restaurant from New Orleans, including owner Neal Bodenheimer and bartender Ryan Gannon, are coming to The Hungry Cat in Hollywood on September 7. The pop-up will be a collaboration with chef/owner David Lentz and feature a handful of Louisiana-style seafood dishes along with a bunch of one-off drinks and more, and it’s all in service to the LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade charity. No tickets, just reservations.
Eastside Food Fest, again
The fourth annual Eastside Food Festival is returning to Mack Sennett Studios in Silver Lake this fall. The October 22 event has early bird tickets on sale now for $55 between now and September 8. After that, the price jumps to $65, or $75 at the door the day of the event if there’s room.