Party with the ponies
Neal and Amy Knoll Fraser’s gorgeous Redbird restaurant is hosting a blowout Kentucky Derby party in Downtown next month. The May 5 session will include appropriate hatwear, a live bluegrass band, and a viewing space right out in the restaurant’s large garden. Of course, chef Neal will also be doing up a special menu for the night, with tickets going for $40 a head.
Bar director Tobin Shea has also revamped the restaurant’s entire cocktail collection to match the theme, offering a new collection of drinks under the Triple Crown moniker that are meant to tell the history of horse racing over time. That menu is available now, and runs through mid-July.
Broken Yolk grows
San Diego’s popular Broken Yolk is expanding, landing a new location up in Costa Mesa soon. The popular breakfast and brunch spot will open this summer with a mostly-outdoor dining setup at the Mesa Verde Center at 2701 Harbor Boulevard.
Another one steps up
There’s a new chef de cuisine running the show over at Rustic Canyon in Santa Monica these days. It’s Andy Doubrava, a former executive chef out of New York City who has now been with the team a couple of years, and is stepping up to take charge while Jeremy Fox begins work on his restaurant Birdie G’s.
we are entering a new era at @rusticcanyon...the era of @andydoubrava as chef de cuisine. three years ago, andy traded his executive chef position in NYC for a line cook gig with our team. over this time, he has obsessively embraced and embodied what it means to cook in southern california, but with his own unique perspective. andy, I’m looking forward to continuing this journey together, and I plan on having a lot of “wish I’d thought of that” moments. stay tuned for more happy stuff to announce...
See you Teamorrow
There’s a new boba and tea shop open in South Pasadena, and it’s called Teamorrow. The casual, neon-lit space was designed by House of Honey and comes complete with a cloudy wallscape, bright white decor, and touches of greenery — to say nothing of the boba and milk teas available. 1005 Mission Street, South Pasadena.
There’s a big dinner going down on Saturday, April 28 at the Terranea Resort in the South Bay. The $135 affair is part farm-to-table meal, part wellness experience, with diners being walked through multiple courses alongside a certified Ayurvedic practitioner.
All Time x wine
The new All Time in Los Feliz is now pushing into the wine dinner world, hosting a meal on May 9 with Dani Rozman of La Onda Wine. The $100 event includes a family-style meal and plenty of pours.
Looks like Beverly Hills mainstay Momed is officially turning eight this year, and to celebrate ownership is doing a reduced-price three-course menu for two people, as well as a prix fixe brunch option with bottomless mimosas. Check out the menu of options below, as the deal runs through April 22.