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Mexico City’s Famed Contramar Comes to LA For One Day

Plus the history of Bub & Grandma’s, and a big Lawry’s dinner

Contramar’s famous fish
Farley Elliott

Contramar on the road

Chef Gabriela Camara of Mexico City’s famous Contramar is coming to Los Angeles to do a one-night pop-up dinner at Son of a Gun. The Sunday, April 22 brunch meal is a collaboration with Casa Dragones Tequila, and will span multiple seafood courses with optional drink pairings. Tickets are $75 without drinks, $45 more with tequila involved. Call the restaurant at 323.782.9033 to reserve.

The Bub & Grandma’s story

Over on upstart food site Eat Buttermilk writer Jason Stewart is sharing the cult of Bub & Grandma’s, LA’s most popular bakery. It’s a wild ride being run by a man who had no culinary aspirations, but now finds his loaves on the best restaurants in the city.

Updates out east

There’s more Chinese food coming to Pasadena soon, reports Food GPS, and the Sichuan flavor explosion still shows no signs of slowing down.

Lawry’s and all

There’s a fun new Lawry’s lunch and panel happening on Saturday, May 12, where four of the city’s best chefs (Nancy Silverton, Jon Shook, Vinny Dotolo, and Sang Yoon) will convene for a $150-a-head meal that sees them each re-interpreting the classic restaurant’s most famous dishes. Yes, there will be prime rib and spinning salads, and net proceeds will go to The Midnight Mission.

Another crash

Another day, another car crashing into a restaurant. This time the incident went down at a South LA Mexican restaurant on Wednesday, reports ABC7, leaving multiple people injured.

Tacos forever

Longbeachize is out to chronicle the best tacos in all of Long Beach with its new exhaustive essential list. Check it out.

Journeymen moves

The big menu and service shift at Atwater Village restaurant Journeymen is happening this weekend, as the team transitions over into a fully counter-service only model with a kind of modern tapas-style, speak-to-the-cooks dining experience inside. The updated lunch/brunch and dinner menus are below.

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