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LA’s Richest Steak Sandwich Starts Popping Up at Smorgasburg Soon

Plus chicken parm sandwiches and the confluence of food and resistance

Katsu Sando in Chinatown, Los Angeles
Katsu Sando
Jakob N. Layman

Katsu Sando on the move

Expect long lines this summer at the upcoming Katsu Sando stand when it arrives at Smorgasburg. The rich, wagyu-filled sandwiches are a popular Japanese snack made by chef Daniel Son, who has been popping up at West Hollywood’s Kura for some time. Now he’s jumping to the Sunday pop-up party at the ROW in Downtown, starting on July 8. The final Sunday service at Kura happens this weekend.

Newly Golden

Santa Monica’s Golden Bull has been completely overhauled ever since restaurateur Mark Verge bought it. Now Urban Daddy has a look at the compact steakhouse in all its reborn glory.

Parm time

Uncle Paulie’s Deli is partnering up with Sweet Chick for a limited-run chicken parm sandwich next month. Both restaurants will carry the dish (Paulie’s for the whole month of July, Sweet Chick with only limited numbers of the sandwich nightly) starting this Thursday and running through the end of July.


A new non-profit called Break Bread Not Families has sprung up in Los Angeles as a response to the immigration and border policies of the Trump administration. The restaurant collective behind the effort is trying to raise money to send to KIND (Kids in Need of Defense) but hosting a silent online auction for items like a chef’s tasting dinner at Union in Pasadena, a gift box from Eataly, and more.

The start of it all

Robb Report has a new feature out on Kazunori Nozawa, the famed Japanese chef behind, among other things, Sugarfish. That restaurant chain is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and the lengthy piece goes into great detail about just what it took to last this long.

Alex’s Lemonade returns

One of LA’s best food events, L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade, returns to the Royce Quad at UCLA once again this year. The annual charity fundraiser goes down on Sunday, September 8 this year, and features a ton of great chef talent.

Happiest hours

Michael’s in Santa Monica has a new happy hour to know about. The discounted dining runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday in the bar and lounge areas only. The new bill of fare is below.

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