Nicole Rucker’s first standalone restaurant and bakery project is set to open next week. The Fairfax newcomer is called Fiona, and while it will absolutely offer things like takeaway breads and the pies that have made Rucker such a household name, the restaurant will also feature plenty of savory-side stuff from chef Shawn Pham, formerly of Simbal. Over on Instagram yesterday reps for the restaurant announced an official debut set for Monday, November 19, to coincide with the start of the holiday season and their pie pick-ups. The full strength of the restaurant will continue to roll out in the weeks that follow.
Bad in Little Tokyo
There’s a new taco shop open in Little Tokyo called Bad Son. The tiny shop only recently came online inside the Little Tokyo Market, doing everything from burritos, tacos, and quesadillas to pan dulce.
Drinks in the back
Speaking of new openings, check out Songbird Cafe, a speakeasy-style cocktail spot hiding away in the Blossom complex in Chinatown. Look for hours from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., Wednesday through Saturday.
In the trenches
Trencher in Echo Park has added beer and wine as of yesterday. The sandwich shop just off Sunset Boulevard is adding a bunch of locally-made craft beer, and will be rolling out a happy hour in the coming weeks.
Lock the gates
The Tasting Kitchen in Venice will be closed from November 15 to December 2 as they work on some much-needed upgrades to the space, according to their Facebook page.
Rock House Sliders is hitting the food court at the Westfield Century City, says Toddrickallen, bringing its unique slider-style burgers to the busy indoor-outdoor mall.
Dinner is Paramount
Paramount Coffee Project is doing dinner in Downtown. The Row-based cafe has extended its hours until 8 p.m. on certain days, to coincide with a newly-acquired beer and wine license.
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Today officially launches our wine and beer service! Extended evening hours are as follows //Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun, open 8am to 8pm. From 5pm to 8pm\\ @riadolly4 has cooked up some amazing small bites like, "Not Fairy bread" - with smoked cultured butter and assorted roe. As well as, "Santa Barbara urchin mousse" - with rice cracker and furikake. ✌️ __ #pcodtla #paramountcoffeeproject #lacoffee #losangelesfoodie #coffee #wine #beer