Everytable gets the money
Last night’s episode of ABC hit business series Shark Tank showcased a local name: Everytable. The company carries a simple business model, to offer variable pricing on inexpensive grab-and-go meals depending on the neighborhood in which it’s being served. That means bowls around $5 in South LA, say, or around $8 in Santa Monica.
After pitching their plan to take the restaurant company national, the Everytable group walked away with a cool $1 million investment from guest Rohan Oza. Now they’re launching a crowdfunding campaign for more cash to help their growth, and it’s already about 35% of the way to its stated goal.
More Food Bowl
LA Times is putting together another round of its monthlong Food Bowl this year, spanning from May 1 to May 31. Check out some of the early details here.
Happy hour time
Santa Monica’s Little Ruby is starting up a happy hour as of this week, and it runs from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Expect $5 beers, $6 wines, and a burger-and-drink combo for a cool $12.
J. Gold talks
Jonathan Gold is pairing up with Ricardo Zarate and Erwin Tjahyadi (Bone Kettle) to discuss the modern nature of fusion food in Los Angeles. It’s all going down at USC’s Pacific Asia Museum on February 8.
Inbound USC Village Korean restaurant Kobunga is asking for some finishing help over on Kickstarter, raising $5,000 for opening costs while offering up some packages and goodies for fans who chip in.
Wines for someone special
For folks gearing up to treat their loved ones right on Valentine’s Day weekend, Helen’s is here to help. The Jon & Vinny wine bar shop is now starting to deliver (locally, at least) romantic wine boxes with snacks and sides for all to enjoy.