Locol x Alta
Daniel Patterson will begin his first previews of the upcoming Alta menu this week, running a two-week pop-up of sorts through the Locol kitchen in Watts. Patterson, of course, co-owns Locol with Roy Choi, and is planning on using some of the things he’s learned in Watts — including hiring from the neighborhood, and at least a partial focus on soul food under acting executive chef Keith Corbin — with his new project. There’s no official opening date for Alta or its attached cafe/coffee shop just yet, but the preview meals at Locol run most nights from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. over the next two weeks. Menu details are below.
Exciting news! @altarestaurant is going to team up with our sister restaurant @welocol for a two week collab! It will be a mix of Alta and LocoL cuisines, and introduce some new dishes that might make it onto the LocoL menu. Starting next Tuesday night, 6-9pm. The food is going to be seriously delicious, and it’s a great reason to return to LocoL Watts and remind yourself what a special place it is. @gmm_fresh and the team will be waiting to cook for you. Come through! ❤️❤️❤️
Ruth Reichl dives just a little bit deeper into the news of Jonathan Gold’s passing. She and Nancy Silverton were apparently together in Italy when news first began to break. Reichl also writes about the saga of giving quotes to media outlets, of eating at Gold’s favorite Italian restaurants, and of just being there for each other. It’s a heartbreaking read.
Bludso’s is hosting a low country seafood boil and sides party this coming Wednesday. The dinner goes down at Bludso’s on La Brea, and features seafood from Hayden’s Ari Kolender and curried oxtails from Kevin Bludso himself. The open invitation meal starts at 5 p.m., and the regular barbecue menu will also be available.
An upstart craft beer option called Benny Boy Brewing starts up in Chinatown’s environs soon. The local team is still scouting for spaces and raising cash, but the hope is to create a brewpub with on-site brewing and lots of wood-fired grilling.
Little Beast in Eagle Rock is hosting a big blowout dinner on Thursday. The $32-per-person meal features a whole roast pig, housemade tortillas and sides, drinks, and more.