In the know
New York City’s Round K Coffee has expanded to Los Angeles, opening up quietly this week at 5616 San Vicente Boulevard. The company makes the usual round of espresso drinks and the like, but has gotten somewhat famous for their jet black vegan iced lattes recently. The official opening party was last night, and now Round K is carrying hours from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, with light food on offer as well. And yes, for those Googling the address: Round K is indeed hidden inside Pasquale’s Shoe Repair, so head to the back and get ready for a surprise.
More on Yellow Fever
Eater contributor Lucas Peterson takes to Taste Cooking to discuss the dust-up around Long Beach restaurant Yellow Fever. He calls it an “antiquated, demeaning term” that does not belong in the Whole Foods universe.
Here’s Looking at You in Koreatown is launching brunch. Get a look at the menu and some great food photos over on their Instagram, then make an appointment to eat next weekend.
BRUNCH IS COMING first day of #HLAYbrunch is Sun 5/13 (yasss, mother’s day ♀️), then every Sat + Sun, 10:30a to 2:30p - swipe/click for the BRUNCH-ONLY MENU @opentable ressies, walk-ins and non-moms welcome - thank you sooooo much to @latimesfood for the mention + number-one babe @shelbelle for the drool-worthy snapshot #HLAYforever
Jinya Ramen has officially expanded to Downtown. They’re now open at 700 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite B, as of this week.
Puck on the lawn
It’s almost time for another summer lawn series at Hotel Bel-Air. The new May 16 dinner features Wolfgang Puck as well as Eric Werner of Hartwood, Ryan de Nicola of Chi Spacca, Ray Garcia of Broken Spanish, Hugo Bolanos of Hotel Bel-Air, and more, and is being thrown in celebration of Masienda’s heirloom corn tortillas. Tickets are $195, and a portion will go towards Chefs to End Hunger, the Heirloom Foundation, and Habitat for Humanity Guatemala.
Free for all
Brad Metzger Recruiting is doing a big giveaway over on its Instagram right now. The freebie includes two nights at a Santa Monica hotel, dinner for two at The Rose and at Native, and seats at the LA Chef’s Conference on Tuesday, May 15.
It was a big win last night for MacLeod Ale, the Valley craft beer brewer. The team took home a silver at the World Beer Cup in the Light Lager category.