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Beverly’s BLD Space Gets New Life With Chicken and Whiskey

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Chef Jimmy Martinez is coming on to lead the way

BLD on Beverly
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Good news for Beverly Grove diners, as the BLD space finally has some activity. The longstanding corner restaurant address is turning into a new project called Rye Fox, with a focus on smokey chicken, lots of veggies, and ample amounts of whiskey.

Rye Fox comes from Sean Krajewski, a longtime partner in the Mendocino Farms world who most recently ran the short-lived Chicken or the Egg in Playa Vista. This time around, he’s teaming up with chef Jimmy Martinez of the popular Pour Vida in Anaheim to craft a menu that focuses on smokey, brined rotisserie-style birds, and roasted veggies. The food is meant to be a casual, appropriately-priced option for the area, especially now that XO on Beverly has closed just a block away. There will, as the name implies, also be lots of rye whiskey to drink.

While there’s no confirmed timeframe for the opening of Rye Fox just yet, word is that it could open as the end of July or early August. Prior to this latest work, the ten-year-old BLD space has sat empty with nothing but rumors swirling around inside. Take a Bao had plans to step in and take over in January 2017, but that deal cratered more than a year ago. Now it seems Krajewski and Martinez will give the address new life later this year.

Rye Fox
7450 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

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