The rumor mill
Chef Johnny Ray Zone of Howlin’ Ray’s is on Instagram asking some specific questions, namely: Should Chinatown’s insanely popular Nashville-style hot chicken spot open up in Pasadena next? Zone and wife/partner Amanda Zone recently moved to the city and, having backed away from other deals that would have kept them too far away from day-to-day operations, they’re wondering aloud whether their new community could support greater LA’s second-ever Howlin’. Of course an expansion to Pasadena wouldn’t help the Westsiders much, as Zone’s Instagram comments make abundantly clear.
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got your attention??? Leo al pastor works like a charm every time. so some of y’all might already know that Amanda and I recently moved to Pasadena. It was our first time moving in 7 or 8 years and I got to admit I’m loving it here so far. It’s a direct shot to Howlin and it feels like you’re in a small community but you’re still so close to LA. Being here now rly got me thinking about the idea of opening the next Howlin here before opening a Westside shop. It’s something where I know that we could manage the standards of both spots simultaneously without the bones of Howlin having to change. Curious what my friends and fam think about this before I start to think deeper into it. So lmk, what do u think? Let me have it #keepithowlin
Bay Area hit Dandelion Chocolate has expanded to the Row development in Downtown. The move isn’t yet permanent though, it’s just a six-month storefront pop-up that started on Monday.
Illinois-based bakery Hewn is coming to town to host a Q&A and book signing at Friends & Family on November 27. The free public talk will will mostly cover the use of heritage grains, and is being led by Grist & Toll owner Nan Kohler.
No more Moo
Goodbye to Mother Moo Creamery in South Pasadena. The ice cream shop on Mission is shutting its doors this weekend to focus on their original outlet up in Sierra Madre.
Into the air
It looks as though Air Food has disappeared in Santa Monica. Toddrickallen reports that the storefront has been completely gutted.
It’s a Miracle
The Everly in Hollywood is getting seriously into the holiday spirit, launching a Christmas-tinged Miracle pop-up from this Friday through the end of December. Expect lots of holiday cocktails and endless amounts of cheer.
Speaking of new menus, Bibo Ergo Sum on Robertson has a new collection of cocktails to know about. A .pdf of the updated menu is below.