Smorgasburg is hosting another barbecue weekend on Sunday, featuring some of the biggest names in backyard cooking. There’s Moo’s Craft Barbecue, Bartz BBQ, and Highland Hickory for starters, plus well-known restaurant names like Bludso’s and Ray’s. That’s all in addition to Ugly Drum and the other longtime barbecue vendors who make the trek every weekend.
Central Coast flip
It looks like Phillip Frankland Lee’s namesake seafood restaurant in Montecito is turning over, becoming a martini bar called Chaplin’s instead. The Scratch Bar chef tells SantaBarbara.com that most of the dining focus is now on The Monarch instead, so the move to a more drink-focused menu made sense.
Journeymen’s new pizza pop-up is called Hail Mary Pizza, and it starts back up again tonight. Check out the David Wilcox menu for the Atwater Village evening spot, which — just like his previous gig at Gjelina — will focus on pizza, salads, and vegetables.
Menu % organic crust including stone ground yecora rojo Headed to market tomorrow morning to gather vegetables for sides Vegan - we got you Vegetarian - yep Gluten Free - everything but the pies Same ethics, same space, new face . Come out and support and try what is bound to be your go to spot for pizza on the east side! Togo too!! Call for pickup
TimeOut meandered down to In Sheep’s Clothing to catch a look inside the all-day cafe and nighttime hifi lounge, showing off the records, cocktails, and signage.
Mediterranean-leaning fast casual Cava is opening up in Pasadena on Friday, landing their 10th Southern California location at 345 S. Lake Avenue. Look for free lunch on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and free dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. as a ramp-up to the official opening on Friday.
Broad Street Oyster Co. is popping up inside We Have Noodles in Silver Lake for a few days in early September. The four-day affair runs September 6 through September 9, and will feature freshly-shucked oysters, uni from Santa Barbara, wine from Tabula Rasa, and more.
Early bird tickets are on sale for the Eastside Food Festival as of this Thursday. The October event in Silver Lake offers bites from dozens of nearby restaurants, plus panels, drinks, and more.