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One of the World’s Best Restaurants Hosts a Parking Lot Rager in Downtown

Plus more noodles, new Hawaiian baked goods, and a Top Chef at Dog Haus

Everson Royce Bar in Downtown Los Angeles
The back patio at ERB
Everson Royce Bar
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.

Attica comes to hang

Melbourne star restaurant Attica is coming to Los Angeles for a massive blowout party at ERB in the Arts District. The event is part of the LA Times’ annual Food Bowl, and runs from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday, May 27. The Everson Royce Bar team takes the parking lot next door to their building to file in a few thousand people for some outlandish stuff, from a live cricket match to an Australian rules football throwdown. Expect tons of food, Australian wine and beer, plus cocktails.

For the unfamiliar, Attica is currently ranked as the 32 on the World’s Fifty Best, and received a fair amount of attention following a season one episode on Chef’s Table. Chef Ben Shewry will be on hand to cook, drink, and generally hang out as well. There won’t be any tickets or reservations or anything of the sort, just one loud Downtown party going most of the evening. That said, best to RSVP to the ERB team directly by sending an email to with ‘Attica’ in the subject line, just in case.

Inside the wilderness

Appliance brand Gaggenau is partnering with chef Daniel Humm for a three-night, multi-sensory experience called Restaurant 1683 at the end of the month. The idea is to “transport” diners from Downtown LA to the German Black Forest from centuries ago, using immersive installations and food. Curious diners can sign up on the website to learn more, or take a virtual tour of the space now.

Woon returns

Popular pop-up noodle shop Woon is back, this time cooking up at Resident in the Arts District on Friday, May 18.

All the shrimp in the ocean

There’s a gigantic shrimp-eating competition happening aboard the Battleship IOWA in San Pedro on Memorial Day Weekend. The whole thing is being put on by the San Pedro Fish Market, and will include a number of famous eaters including Joey Chestnut.

The chef with answers

Chalkboard Magazine talked to chef Walter Manzke about his kitchen staples (salsa), his favorite cooking ingredients (French butter, for one), and much more in a fun new Q&A session recently.

Hall to Dogs

Ilan Hall is now helping out the Dog Haus team in a more direct way, beyond just a few collaborations over the years. The season 2 Top Chef winner is now working under the unenviable title of “Culinary Wingman.”

News for OC

There’s a new Hawaiian restaurant coming to Costa Mesa soon, called Fill. The bakery mostly specializes in malasadas and ice cream, and will open next month at 1767 Newport Blvd. Lincoln Carson and John Park are on to consult for the opening.

Wolves add to the pack

Long-awaited Downtown bar The Wolves is hiring up. The company posted an open call for staff on its Instagram page last week.