Elephante gets close
Restaurateur Nick Mathers (he of Eveleigh, Goldie’s, and Little Ruby fame) is getting ready for another upcoming opening. This one is Elephante, the rooftop party scene slated for an arrival in Santa Monica on June 28. Reps for Elephante haven’t had much to say about the food, drinks, or much of anything else at the property in the meantime, so above is a look at the place under construction. Here’s to hoping for big views and strong cocktails next week. And, below, a peek at the decor.
Zak on the move
Notable chef Zak Walters is on the move again. The Salt’s Cure co-founder is now running the show at The Misfit out in Santa Monica. He was previously at La Grande Orange Cafe in Pasadena.
Wine is the word
LA Magazine has a nice feature out on Andrey Tolmachyov, the under-30 sommelier currently leading the charge at Beverly Hills hit Maude. Yes, he’s the one who can get the rare stuff.
Behind the scenes
Want to get a behind-the-curtain peek at Clifton’s Republic in Downtown? This living history tour is happening on Sunday, and tickets are just $10.
No more Beach
El Segundo’s Beach Mex has closed, reports the El Segundo Observer blog. The Westside restaurant lasted ten years at its location on Grand Avenue.
The Langham eats
The next iteration of the ongoing Heritage With Heart series is coming to The Langham in Pasadena on July 29. This one will feature lots of barbecuing out on the front lawn, plus wine and games for all, with a ticket price of $89 per adult, and $45 per child. 10% of proceeds will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Pasadena.
Burgers, always burgers
Hundreds of hungry burger-heads showed up at Glendale Tap for the first Burgers Never Say Die pop-up earlier this month, so now they’re doing it all again. Expect a bit of a wait, and bring sun block accordingly.
Come join us June 24, at @glendaletap. Doors open at 1pm. We're down half our staff this week, so NO MODIFICATIONS OR SUBSTITUTIONS. All burgers will be served on a butter toasted bun and include cheese, ketchup, mustard, pickles, and onion. This event is 21+ and voluntary. #CONSUMEBURGERS #burgersneversaydie #bnsd #glendaletap