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There’s a Secret New “Trust Me” Menu at Sugarfish With Upgraded Sushi

Plus a massive chef collaboration for good, and new cocktails near Downtown

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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.

Trust the process

Time Out has all the details on the latest new “Trust Me” level available at Sugarfish locations across Los Angeles. This strictly off-menu tier of quick-service omakase-style sushi consists of nigiri, sashimi, and hand rolls (much like the company’s other well-known prix fixe “trust me” tiers), but with upgraded ingredients and preparations. Instead of getting two of the same fish, there are now upwards of twelve different kinds of nigiri, plus a lobster hand roll to finish. It all depends on what’s in season and what’s available. It runs a cool $52 but offers a wealth of food, and (at least for now) is only available for a limited time in celebration with the company’s ten-year anniversary.

Bar bites

UrbanDaddy gets the first look at Library Bar inside the Mayfair Hotel. The historic property in Downtown has been completely reborn, and now features one of the more elegant-looking cocktail bars in the area.

Doing good

A ton of the city’s best chef names (Shannon Swindle of Craft, Ria Barbosa of Paramount Coffee Project, the LASA guys, The H.Wood Group, and so many more) are coming together for a big bash at Far East Plaza on July 16. The event is a memorial of sorts for Anthony Bourdain, with proceeds from the $50-ish tickets going to RAICES and LA Kitchen.

Rush Street hits a decade

Culver City’s Rush Street has turned ten years old. The lively weekend hotspot is turning up the vibes for tonight with a slew of menu items — burgers, salads, flatbreads, some drinks, etc. — available for just $10 a pop all dinner long.

Friends for life

Friends & Family in East Hollywood is officially starting dinner as of tomorrow night. The popular daytime bakery and cafe now has beer and wine, and is ramping up the eats with options like grilled California white seabass, chicken liver toast, and a wood-grilled burger, among other mains.

July is for veggies

Rustic Canyon in Santa Monica is leaning into the bounty of vegetables available at the farmers market, running a special five-course all-vegetarian tasting menu every Tuesday night in July. Tickets are $75 a head, with options for wine pairings as well.

South City eats

South City Fried Chicken gets some love in the below new video. The Downtown food hall newcomer from chef Samuel Monsour is serving up tons of different fried chicken sandwiches at Corporation Food Hall, each more delicious-looking than the last.