Chicago comes to Los Angeles
Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard is going to be cooking up a storm at Animal on Fairfax next week. The one-night event goes down on April 10 and costs $75 a head, with a $45 wine pairing as an optional add-on.
For those unfamiliar, Izard is the Chicago-based, James Beard-winning star chef of Girl & The Goat. She’s also an Iron Chef champ, Top Chef champ, and all-around amazing chef, so expect tickets to move fast. As for the evening itself, expect dishes from Izard’s new cookbook Gather & Graze.
No more Saddle
The Saddle Ranch Chop House just can’t catch a break, closing this time at The Triangle down in Costa Mesa. The casual cowboy-themed spot went down on March 27, reports the OC Register.
Butters and light
Check out all the neon going on inside the upcoming Butter’s Ice Cream shop next to Silver Lake Ramen on Sunset Boulevard. Expect an opening soon.
Howlin’ makes it
The news apparently just found out about Howlin’ Ray’s, with KTLA sauntering over to check out the lines (there are lines) and talk to the excited team working inside (they are usually excited).
Botanica is hosting a Healthyish dinner on April 25 at its restaurant in Silver Lake. The $85 affair comes with a family-style meal, drinks, and a party vibe, with half the proceeds going to White Hall Arts Academy in South L.A.
Vegan on wheels
Dairy-free ice cream option Frozen Fruit Co. is launching a food truck. The Santa Monica shop wants to start roaming the streets soon, and is asking for $10,000 in Kickstarter funds to help get there.
Detroit for the win
The Pot Pizza Joint pop-up in Koreatown is turning to Detroit for some inspiration this weekend, running square slices until they’re gone on Friday and Saturday night only.