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Is Howlin’ Ray’s Looking to Open a Pasadena Location Next?

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Plus goodbye Mother Moo Creamery, and hello chocolate at the Row

A bright red spicy chicken and fries order from Howlin’ Ray’s.
Howlin’ Ray’s
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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

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.

Chocolate arrival

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.

Bakery blessings

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.

It is with heavy hearts that Matt and I announce the closing of The Moo on Mission in South Pasadena. We have made a...

Posted by Mother Moo Creamery on Monday, November 19, 2018

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.

Bibo drinks

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.