The Furley effect
Sherman Oaks pub staple Mr. Furley’s Bar has opened its doors in Glendale, right on Brand Boulevard. The restaurant team threw a big opening party last Saturday night to show off the massive space, which sits at over 300 feet long. Inside there’s room for 20 pool tables (the previous tenant, Charles Billiards, had been in operation for nearly 30 years), plus steel-tip darts, shuffleboard, TVs, and buyout space for private group events. Expect a full slate of beer, wine, and cocktails, as well as a casual pub menu that winds from mozzarella sticks to wings to burgers. 224 N. Brand Boulevard, Glendale.
Billy Harris is doing another charity dinner to raise money for No Kid Hungry and the Trotter Project. This one is particularly special because it’s going down at Adam Perry Lang’s APL restaurant in Hollywood, and should include not only cocktails and a meet-and-greet with the chef but also some of Lang’s beloved barbecued meats. Tickets for the November 7 event are $225 per person.
Sumo on wheels
Sumo Dog has opened its standalone hot dog cart at the new Palisades Village project in Pacific Palisades. Expect a pared-down menu from the tiny grey pushcart.
Change it up
Chef Geeta Bansal has big plans for Southern California’s food scene, says the LA Times. The well-known owner of Clay Oven in Irvine is also among the most well-traveled diners anywhere on the globe, but now she’s keen to bring some of the world’s biggest names (and plenty of local chefs) for a symposium to rival the likes of the annual MAD event in Copenhagen.
MasterChef alum Derrick Fox is popping up at 1212 restaurant in Santa Monica on Wednesday, October 17. The big and busy Third Street Promenade stop is hosting Fox for a five-course meal, complete with wine pairings from DAOU Vineyards out of Paso Robles for just $50 a head, tax and tip not included.
Sneak peek shots are starting to pop up for Free Play, the upcoming second-floor game spot and restaurant by chef Timothy Hollingsworth. The casual newcomer should be opening sometime this fall at The Fields, the food hall attached to LAFC’s Banc of California stadium.