Ludo and his kid cook together
Chef Ludo Lefebvre certainly stays busy, between his time spent on television and his multiple restaurants across the city. He’s even hard at work bringing the Valley its first Petit Trois, but apparently finds time on the side to hang out in his gorgeous home kitchen making sweet and savory afternoon snacks.
In the Food & Wine video below, Ludo shows off a quick recipe for crepes suzette that he actually makes with the help of his son Luca. It’s a cheerful, instructional look into Ludo’s world, and is frankly pretty funny to watch. Enjoy.
30 years at the Broker
LA’s Bagel Broker is turning 30. The Broker first launched in 1987, and to celebrate its three-decade survival the shop is doing a slew of fun things, including a bagel sandwich design contest with fans. They’re also giving away a free dozen bagels for one week to anyone born in 1987, among other things.
Looking to sip some rare stuff this weekend? Get to Total Wine & More tonight to taste a bunch of whisky from Calabasas-based Alexander Murray & Co. They’ll be showing off bottles aged between 12 and 30 years, and half the proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.
LASA x El Cochinito
Chinatown’s LASA is turning up for a two-night party with Silver Lake’s El Cochinito. The long-running Cuban restaurant is doing a pig-focused lechon festival over two nights of the long Labor Day weekend, with one family-style dinner night in Chinatown, and the other in Silver Lake.
Oh no, avocados
LAist is reporting that there’s a big ol’ avocado shortage happening right now, which is driving up the cost of avocado toast all across the city. Some places like Honey Hi in Echo Park have taken the dish off the menu entirely, but don’t worry: Sqirl is stockpiling.
Maple Block’s weekend is here
This weekend is a party at Maple Block Meat Co., with a big two-year anniversary shindig that will see the parking lot turned into an outdoor barbecue and beer event space. There will be tall boys for walking and drinking, plenty of ribs and brisket, plus hot dogs, pork shoulder sliders, and more. It’s all going down on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
Tiki time in Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills hotspot CUT Lounge is getting into the tiki game, with a new limited-time bar experience that starts Monday and runs to Saturday, September 2. There will be big, colorful tiki drinks, a themed menu including kalbi short ribs and coconut shrimp cocktails, and lots of little tropical flourishes daily from 5 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. inside the Beverly Wilshire hotel.