What’s in a name?
Workshop Kitchen + Bar is a staple of the Palm Springs dining scene. The stark, hip restaurant is a James Beard Foundation Award winner in the design category, and plays to hundreds of hungry fans on getaway weekends. Now, chef/owner Michael Beckman says he’s actively eyeing locations in Los Angeles for expansion, though he tells Eater that so far nothing is confirmed. When he gets here, there will also be the tricky subject of name infringement too, given the recent opening of Workshop Enoteca down in El Segundo. Asked about the possible confusion, Beckman sends the following note:
Workshop Kitchen + Bar is presently consulting with intellectual property counsel concerning the full scope of its enforceable rights against Kalb’s Workshop Enoteca for its unauthorized use of a nearly identical name that is already generating marketplace confusion with the highly regarded Workshop Kitchen + Bar brand.
Dim sum dreams
LAist is back with a fresh look at a San Gabriel Valley dim sum classic. Check out all the photos, the dumplings, and the behind-the-scenes madness that goes into supplying and sustaining one of LA’s busiest weekend meals.
Courgage on video
Ever wonder what’s up with Courage Bagels, the upstart handmade bagel pop-up that roams around Silver Lake, serving from a bicycle? Style Haul has it covered.
Hollywood Reporter catches up with Adam Perry Lang and friend/partner Jimmy Kimmel to talk barbecue, steaks, and the restaurant business overall. Yes, the two are very close friends.
More than a mall
The LA Times has a lot of love for Los Angeles’s prodigious mall dining culture, breaking out some of the best places to eat at properties like the Westfield Century City, Beverly Center, and The Grove.
Boil on the boulevard
Eagle Rock’s Red Herring is throwing a big seafood boil tonight, running from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets to the casual event run $80, and include blue crab, shrimp, sausage, sides, drinks and more.
Taco newcomer La Huesuda was just getting going on the local scene when, over the weekend, their truck was stolen in Downtown. The rig contained all of the company’s cooking equipment, and still has not been recovered. Anyone with word on the whereabouts of the colorful truck should check in with La Huesuda directly.