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Tartine’s Coffee Manufactory Offshoot Opens at Westwood’s Hammer Museum

Plus changing payment systems and cheap La Cienega tacos

Coffee Manufactory
Coffee Manufactory’s pop-up at Hammer Museum
Courtesy Tartine
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.

Tartine does it twice

Tartine is slowly starting to make greater inroads in Los Angeles. The San Francisco-based group already operates the cafe inside of the Fred Segal shop space on Sunset in West Hollywood as part of their Coffee Manufactory line, and now they’re jumping to a whole new location at the Hammer Museum in Westwood.

The pop-up is only a limited run, albeit one that takes the coffee and pastry maker through June of this year. That should be enough time to fend off fans who have been clamoring for Tartine’s massive restaurant project at the ROW in Downtown to come online in the first half of this year. The opening menu is below, and hours run Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Changing technologies

The debate over how to pay, when to pay, and where to pay at restaurants continues on, with restaurants like 71Above opting for pay-at-the-table technology that has servers swipe cards, leave tips electronically, and keep their sensitive details close, says KTLA.

Shuko and Shibumi

At the end of the month, NYC’s Shuko will pop up for two nights at Downtown LA’s award-winning Shibumi restaurant. Reservations costs $125 a head, but include a ton of high-end Japanese dishes prepared by both Shibumi chef David Schlosser and Nick Kim of Shuko. The dinners run February 28 and March 1.

IPA Fest again

The annual IPA Fest is back at Mohawk Bend, with Tony Yanow and crew compiling some of the best hoppy beers around for the competition. The whole thing goes down on the first weekend in March.

Tacos on the cheap

La Cienega’s Petit Taqueria is doing things a little different on Monday, offering half-off prices on all their tacos and mezcal. Not a bad way to start a week.