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Daniel Patterson Eyes Modern Soul Food Menu For West Adams Restaurant

He’s working with local chef Keith Corbin on the new Alta

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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Things are getting close for Alta, the Daniel Patterson restaurant bound for West Adams this summer. According to sources, the place could be up and running by the end of July.

Along for the ride with this new Los Angeles opening is Keith Corbin, a native Angeleno who started cooking alongside Patterson with the opening of Locol in Watts back in 2016. Corbin has since gone on to join the Alta and Locol teams in the Bay Area, and will be heading up the day-to-day of this new West Adams location when it opens. Reached for comment about what to expect from the restaurant, Corbin told Eater that the restaurant would focus on a modern marriage between vegetable-focused, bright California cuisine and contemporary soul food. That means classics like candied yams, but done in an Alta style as a way to maintain flavor while reducing things like butter and fat. Other classics will also be present, like oxtails and rice and lots of okra.

Next door, Adams Coffee Shop will act as a daytime stop for the local community, serving both breakfast and lunch. That means salads and pastas midday, and Coffee Manufactory drip and espresso in the morning. Nearby designer David Irvin will be working to bring both Alta and Adams Coffee Shop to life, with Patterson and Corbin keen to hire staff from around the neighborhood as well. There’s no official date for opening, but expect something towards the end of July.

5357 West Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA