A wild ride in Pasadena
A naked man went on a wild tirade in Pasadena this week, shedding all of his clothes inside the Juicy Wingz on Colorado Boulevard and causing some $10,000 in property damage. According to CBS2LA, the man had been a nuisance earlier in the week, but came back to confront the manager. That’s when he jumped up on a wall divider, removed his clothes, and started throwing things.
The scene escalated when the unnamed assailant, captured on the below video, grabbed some crown molding and began to threaten employees. He eventually left and returned again, but by that time police were on site and arrested the man. No one was injured in the fracas.
Oak Laguna Beach arrives
There’s a new restaurant in Orange County as of Wednesday, with Oak turning on the lights in Laguna Beach. The pan-California menu offers everything from steaks to tacos to burgers to fried chicken, with dinner service starting at 5 p.m. nightly. 1100 South Coast Highway #202, Laguna Beach.
Back to basics
LA Weekly critic Besha Rodell pens an impassioned ode to the vintage bar and restaurant scene, starting with Formosa Cafe and ending up at Dal Rae. It’s a big, beautiful landscape of places, but one constantly in danger of disappearing forever.
Alisa Reynolds asks
There’s trouble down at My 2 Cents in Mid-City, with chef/owner Alisa Reynolds starting a GoFundMe to help pay off what she says is mounting debt from a dispute with some early business partners. She’s now asking for $130,000 to get out of the problem altogether, or she says she may no longer be a part of the restaurant moving forward.
Joe Johnson shines
Young Charcoal chef de cuisine Joe Johnson appeared on Chopped recently, and his episode is airing on Tuesday night at 9:30 p.m. Anyone interested in cheering him on can stop by the Westside restaurant for small bites and wine along with a screening.
Cliff’s Edge x Onward Wines
What’s more summery than a big wine dinner complete with loads of outdoor grilling? Cliff’s Edge in Silver Lake is betting on a good time with a wine dinner from Onward Wines and owner Faith Armstrong. The evening affair will also see chef Michael Bryant utilizing an outdoor Caja China roasting box for loads of meat. Monday, August 7 at 7:30 p.m.; reservations can be made directly with the restaurant.
Story Tavern’s cider party
Greater Los Angeles is the biggest market for alcoholic ciders in America, which means it’s time to throw one heck of a party for the stuff. That’s the plan at Story Tavern in Burbank, where $35 spent on Sunday, August 27 nets 10 tasters and the opportunity for food inside the restaurant.