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David Chang Grows His LA Empire With Massive New Multimedia Company

Plus more ice cream for Venice, and Dominique Ansel does burgers

David Chang
David Chang
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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.

Chang gets busier

Chef David Chang hasn’t been in Los Angeles long, but he’s already learning the entertainment landscape. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Chang is set to create a new multimedia empire focused on video, podcasting, digital reporting, and beyond, to be called (appropriately enough) Majordomo Media. The property will be independent from all things Momofuku, but will carry a ton of familiar names.

Among them are Chris Ying and Rachel Khong, the two former Lucky Peach editors. Mary Sue Melton — longtime editor-in-chief of LA Magazine — is onboard as well, along with former Wired lead Scott Dadich and others. The idea is to create all sorts of different stuff, from podcasts to TV shows to online editorial, and either sell it to other platforms (like Netflix, say, or HBO) or run it themselves. No word on what the first project will be, but with Chang already having successful runs with everything from Ugly Delicious to Mind of a Chef, it’s easy to see a bright future for Majordomo Media.

Wanderlust to Venice

Ice cream hit Wanderlust Creamery is expanding to Venice this Friday, opening up in the former Juice Served Here at 609 Lincoln Boulevard. Owner Adrienne Borlongan will be turning out the same popular flavors as their other two locations, but in a more open space that carries a bright, indoor-outdoor feel. Check out the property below.

Seating inside
Wanderlust Creamery [official photo]

Sweetgreen grows

Another day, another new location for Sweetgreen. This time the company’s La Brea address is up and running as of Wednesday, tucked into the former Graffiti space at 180 S. La Brea. All opening-day sales will go towards Raw Inspiration, a local non-profit focusing on food access and education among Los Angeles high schoolers.

St. Pat’s in Hollywood

The Cat and Fiddle Pub on Highland is going big for St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, including $5 Guinness, a parking lot party, live DJ, corned beef all day, and more.

Josiah Citrin x The Bear and Star

Central Coast hit The Bear and Star is opening its guest chef Rolodex once again, this time calling up Melisse’s Josiah Citrin. The March 21 affair features some new stuff and some hits, and runs $79 a head ($50 more for wine pairings).

Dominique Ansel does burgers

Chef Dominique Ansel and his team at The Grove are doing Dom’s Burgers this week, launching a pop-up of sorts inside their very own restaurant. In fact, the entire upstairs dining area will be flipped into a faux park, complete with turf to sit on and picnic blankets to use. There will be four different burger options to try between today and March 16, along with fries, cookies, and a make-your-own lemonade stand. Check out the lineup of available eats below.