On the Mon Li
Matthew Biancaniello is almost ready to reveal Mon Li, his highly anticipated upcoming twelve-course destination in Malibu. The cocktail bar slash restaurant sits within listening distance to the shoreline and will offer some of the most inventive drinks available anywhere in Los Angeles (and, likely, all of America) for a set $150 price tag. Ticketed reservations go live on Tock today, with an opening slated for October 11.
Javi Ramos on the move
Former Sqirl chef Javier Ramos has a new gig as opening chef of the upcoming project The Draycott in the Caruso Pacific Palisades development. The restaurant is still tracking for a fall arrival.
Coffee in Chinatown
Another day, another coffee shop. This time it’s SPLA, opening up bright and early as part of the redone Kim Sing Theatre on Figueroa St.
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Coffee is LIFE and IT IS HERE. ☕️ We are beyond ecstatic that @splacoffee has opened next door!! Bringing a Brazilian vibe to our corner, S P L A showcases a specialty coffee program inspired by the coffee and culture of São Paulo, Brazil and we’ll be honest, we can’t stop drooling! CHECK THEM OUT ➡️ @splacoffee
LA Food again
LA Food Fest returns to Santa Anita on Saturday, showcasing some of the area’s best vendors. Among them is Dante Ferrero, a Mexican asado specialist who is cooking a whole cow, just like last year.
The Pudding Truck is about to shut down, some half-a-decade after starting up with its recognizable dual-brown truck. The simple sweets rig is throwing a final party at Boomtown Brewery in Downtown tomorrow to celebrate.
Bone Kettle in Pasadena is hosting an exclusive six-course dinner with fine sake pairings on Wednesday. The $95 party is being put on in part by Master Sake guide Kerry Tamura.
Go nuts in Riverside this weekend with the the launch of the latest Bowlero. Kyle Kuzma of the Lakers will be there, and there’s plenty of free bowling and game play to be had.