One of the world’s most recognizable pizzaiolos says he has plans to expand to Los Angeles eventually, after first planting a pizza flag right in the heart of New York City. Gino Sorbillo has been seen on shows like MasterChef Italy, and is widely recognized for his namesake pizzerias in Naples, Milan, and New York City. Now he’s partnering up to expand even further into the international market, with eyes set domestically on Miami and Los Angeles. Tokyo is already in the works too, and likely to come alive in 2019.
While the arrival of Sorbillo should do much to help solidify LA’s place as a destination for pizza, there are still no firm location plans or timing details to share. In the meantime the city continues to wait for the inbound arrival of one Chris Bianco, whose Phoenix pizza empire should extend to LA by summertime.
Cochon 555 comeback
Another year, another Cochon 555 at the Viceroy in Santa Monica. The hotel has just confirmed that the roving pork party, where a handful of chefs compete against each other using all things pig, will go down on March 11, with tickets starting at $130.
All you can eat
The Hart and the Hunter is bringing back its low country boils every other Tuesday night, where for $28 seafood fans can get all they care to eat at one big table. They only seat 24 folks a night for the events though, so best to book ahead.
We are very excited to announce that we are bringing back the Low Country Shrimp Boil to @handtheh . Every other Tuesday at 7pm, starting January 16th, Chef Kris Tominaga will be cooking up his infamous Low Country Shrimp Boil, served right on the table; the way it’s meant to be eaten. . $28 per head includes all the Shrimp, Corn and Sausage you can eat! . Seating is limited to 24 guests per night. . For reservations call 323 424 3055, or email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org #thehartandthehunter #palihotel #palisociety
Not enough dumplings
Mason’s Dumpling Shop in Highland Park is still selling out of its namesake main dish, says TimeOut LA, but there could be hope on the horizon. The small restaurant gets its supply from a sister site further east but is hoping to expand production with a new catering kitchen in the coming months, if not weeks.
Whiskey and Wolfgang
Wolfgang Puck’s CUT restaurant is partying hard on Friday, thanks to a slew of rare whiskies being poured by distillery Glenmorangie. The $150 a head feast runs four courses and includes a full pairing along the way.
Unemployed Eater has the scoop on a free breakfast sandwich situation going down at Love & Salt in Manhattan Beach. Be one of the first 15 folks through the door on any future Saturday to score a chicken and egg breakfast sandwich for absolutely nothing.
Pop’s until you pop
Pop’s Bagels is returning with another pop-up, this time as part of the larger Feastly network. The upcoming brunch event lands on Saturday, February 17 and costs $35, but that includes all-you-can-eat bagels, complete with cream cheese accompaniment and options like smoked salmon as a topper.