One oft-rotating Hollywood space is getting new (and hopefully more permanent) life as a standalone version of the Peaches Smokehouse & Southern Kitchen food truck. The truck’s first brick and mortar location will operate from inside the Royal/Five0Four space on Hollywood Boulevard proper, with a plan to open by the end of the month.
For years, that inviting open-air space was known as Five0Four, a kind of Mardi Gras-tinged bar owned by Joshua Kopel (Preux & Proper) that played to locals and a lot of tourists. Then things switched up when Kopel decided to rebrand the bar into Royal, giving it some new appeal. Along with that flip came Bastard Son, a back-of-the-room restaurant by Diana Yin doing mostly New Orleans bar snacks. Except now it’s all being scrapped completely, with Royal reverting back into Five0Four, and Bastard Son becoming the Peaches space. Yes, it’s a bit confusing.
Because chef Juan Chestang of the Peaches Truck was already overseeing the kitchen at Bastard Son, the necessary flip should be minimal at best. In fact, Yin says a grand opening for the Peaches truck permanent space will happen on Monday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The jump into a physical address should be a boon for longtime fans of the truck, which has been crawling the streets of LA doing ribs and more since 2013. The truck will continue to roam the streets, but Chestang and Yin will be focusing on the Hollywood location for a bit to make sure it’s up and running properly. Expect lunch through dinner hours daily.
Peaches Smokehouse & Southern Kitchen
6541 Hollywood Blvd #102
Los Angeles, CA