The San Fernando Valley’s longstanding Budweiser brewery will once again offer occasional public walking tours of its facility, says NBCLA. The Van Nuys operation is among the largest breweries in greater Southern California, but hasn’t allowed public tours for some 40 years. At one time, the property even housed an adjacent Busch Gardens theme park. Now that’s gone but the brewery remains, with curious drinkers able to catch the production and bottling process live in action after signing up online for one of multiple summer events running June through September.
The recently-announced expansion of East Coast chain Hummus & Pita Co. is going well, as the company has already found its first Southern California location. Expect a late-summer opening at 353 N. Pass Ave., Ste. A, in Toluca Lake.
Food on the make
Charles Olalia is in the kitchen of his upcoming Silver Lake restaurant Ma’am Sir, and a few sneak peek dish shots are starting to arrive.
Nancy Silverton story
LA Magazine has a great interview out with Nancy Silverton. It’s a long, wandering discussion of her past with bread baking, her time in some of America’s best kitchens, and what the future looks like.
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Yu Bo looks
The LA Times takes a look at Chengdu chef Yu Bo and his masterful banquet style of cooking. According to writer Fuchsia Dunlop he’s considering making a restaurant move to Los Angeles sometime soon, but in the meantime will be cooking as part of the Food Bowl on May 4.
Another one goes
Looks like a trio of restaurants are available right along Cahuenga in Hollywood. A new real estate listing shows the shuttered Emoji Donuts, the closed Ball & Chain next door, and the never-quite-opened G’s Barbecue just up the street are all for sale, and come with Type 41 alcohol licenses and long-term available leases. Beware the Cahuenga Curse though, which just took out Smoke’s Poutinerie about a block away.