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Pastry Chef Lincoln Carson Rolls Out a Dinner Restaurant in the Arts District

An unnamed new restaurant lands near Bestia

Tall chef Lincoln Carson stands in whites holding a rolling pin.
Lincoln Carson
Lincoln Carson [official photo]
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.

Popular pastry chef Lincoln Carson is spreading his culinary wings with a big new project in the Arts District soon. The unnamed restaurant will offer both baked goods and savory-side stuff, and is landing in a rather familiar location.

Carson’s upcoming restaurant is taking over where Petty Cash left off in the Arts District, right around the corner from Bestia and the incoming non-Cosme Enrique Olvera project. Before Petty Cash the property was briefly a kind of chef-in-residency spot called Fifty-Seven, named for the building’s original use as a warehouse for the Heinz company.

So what to know of the incoming project so far? Carson is mum on too many details, but will say that the place is going to be fully indoor-outdoor, utilizing the gorgeous alleyway on the left side of the building for dining. Expect dinner only to start, with all-day service to follow down the line. In terms of timing, look for something by late summer or early fall.

The future home of Lincoln Carson’s project
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Not familiar with Carson yet? He’s a nationally-acclaimed pastry chef who has spent time locally at places like Superba Food + Bread, but honed his skill on some of the biggest stages in America like New York’s Le Bernadin and Picasso at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. He is also one of the founding chefs of the charity Killed By Dessert along with Brooks Headley, Christina Tosi, and others.

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