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Chrissy Teigen Calls Vespertine “Thoughtful, Beautiful, and Special”

Plus Moo’s Craft Barbecue at Smorgasburg, and Tacos 1986 comes back

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
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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.

She believes

Chrissy Teigen took to Twitter to gush over Jordan Kahn’s experimental restaurant Vespertine, saying she and husband John Legend had a very special meal there on December 27. While she doesn’t “even wanna give away too much” about what to expect, it sounds like she had a fantastic time at one of LA’s most expensive, and most thoughtful hypothetical Michelin dining experiences.

Taco moves

L.A. Taco has an update on Tacos 1986, the street stand that got pushed off its corner in Hollywood a week or so ago. For now they’re doing late night runs outside of Mama Lion in Koreatown, though word is they’ll be jumping to different digs soon enough.

Urth reborn

Despite reports to the contrary from the LAFD and others, it looks like the damage to Urth Caffe in the Arts District wasn’t as substantial as initially reported. The fire actually occurred in the roasting area, not the kitchen, and left the dining portion of the building relatively unscathed. Expect an opening, hopefully, in a matter of weeks. The company will also be relocating its roasting facility down to Hawthorne moving forward.

Green growth

Local salad company Chop Stop has entered into a new franchising agreement that will see the company expand to over a dozen location in the coming years, including stops in Las Vegas and Texas.

The best news

Moo’s Craft Barbecue is joining Smorgasburg as a weekly vendor starting next week. That’s good news for fans of the East LA family’s brisket and ribs — just expect long lines.