The Orange County city of Tustin has a new tiki spot to know about. It’s called Stowaway, and has officially taken the place of the former Hatch inside Union Market at the District full time. Hatch has always had something of a tiki bent, but was also focused on a variety of casual favorites from fried chicken to loco moco; now the place is doubling down on rum drinks, decor changes, and vaguely Polynesian fare. The flip occurred late last month, says OC Weekly, with the tiki bar and restaurant now up and running daily until 9 p.m. or later.
By the water
Speaking of Orange County, check out this feature from the OC Register on Piero Selvaggio (Valentino) and Ron Salisbury (El Cholo) and their new multi-million-dollar place Louie’s by the Bay in Newport Beach.
Over in Whittier progress is continuing along for the multi-use restaurant, brewery, and potential food hall space right in the heart of town. The tanks are starting to come in at Whittier Brewing Company now, so hopefully things are moving along.
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It's been a while since our last post and we've been wanting to give everyone a small update on what's going on at the brewery. We're making headway daily with the construction and installation of the brewery as we get closer to an opening! It has been an exciting yet challenging process and were eager for everyone to come and join us for a pint. We'll have some more updates in the coming weeks and months so stay tuned. We thank you again for your continued patience, good vibes and support!
There’s a small new coffee shop in Echo Park to know about. It’s called Mugshot Coffee, and it lands with a small pastry counter and outdoor patio at 1728 Glendale Boulevard. Hours run from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends.
Boomtown Brewery is turning four years young this weekend, and to celebrate the Downtown brewery at 700 Jackson Street is partying with plenty of food trucks, rare beers, live music, and more. Better still, the event is free to attend.
Coming to the Trois family
Former Sqirl and brief Draycott chef Javier Ramos is popping up at Trois Familia Tuesday and Wednesday nights through March, with a rotating menu each week, says LA Times.
Tonight is the first night for Natural Wine Wednesdays at the Exchange in Downtown. The evening should be filled with wines by the glass from small producers, flights of natural wine, and lots of conversation with list-curating restaurant manager Dan Daley.