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Long-Dormant Downtown Bar Clayton’s Public House Eyes Opening in March

Plus Daniel Patterson teases Alta, and Indonesian cafe food

Beer will soon be pouring
Clayton’s Public House
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.

A long time coming

Downtown Victorian-era themed restaurant and bar Clayton’s Public House is ready to come online after years of waiting. In fact, the place could be ready to pour and serve as soon as next month.

Fans of Clayton’s from their Arts District days will be happy to hear the news of the opening at Spring Street Arcade in early March. The build-out at the property has taken longer than expected, but with Downtown growing up around them now could be a good time for the team to capitalize on growing foot traffic and nightlife in the area. Ownership says some final details are coming together, but an official door-opening is just weeks away. Then again, Clayton’s ownership has previously said they’d be arriving in January, back in last September, and even back in 2016.

Badminton bites

Taste Cooking is all over the San Gabriel Valley Badminton Club, where unsuspecting Indonesian food is served to longtime locals from a small cafe in the back.

What things will look like

Daniel Patterson is getting close to opening his West Adams location of Alta, and he’s starting to tease dishes that will be on the menu when the place comes alive later this spring.

Wax Paper rules

Westwood Westwood tackles all things Wax Paper, from its delicious sandwiches to its quirky location in Frogtown to the owners’ upcoming plans to add an all-day restaurant called Lingua Franca to their repertoire.

How the beef gets made

Food & Wine followed Neal and Amy Knoll Fraser around as they got ready for this year’s charity bacchanal Beefsteak at Vibiana. The pair manages to cook off hundreds of pounds of beef for black tie and gown-wearing guests in just a few hours, and it all somehow comes off seamlessly.

Rossoblu views

Steve Samson loves what he’s cooking at Rossoblu, in part because the flavors are familiar to him. Ride along with The Hollywood Reporter as he plates pastas, cooks steaks, and talks about his family’s heritage in Italy.

View for a cause

Santa Monica’s Upper West is hosting an Oscars fundraiser party on March 4, with partial proceeds going to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Expect ballots, prizes, and plenty of TVs.