Iconic Los Angeles bread brand La Brea Bakery is turning 30 years young, and to celebrate the company is bringing back its founder Nancy Silverton for a series of collaborations. The Mozza and Chef’s Table star started the bakery in 1989, and now she’s back to develop a new line of special-edition breads throughout the year, including some with unique grains and Silverton’s original sourdough starter.
One last ride
Saved by the Bell experiential restaurant Saved by the Max is wrapping up its residency in Los Angeles soon, so naturally they’re calling the last few months the “final semester.” Expect new menu items and decor changes, including a built replica of Zack’s room and a Malibu Sands beach bar. Tickets are on sale now.
The burger life
The new-ish Goldburger weekend burger and patty melt pop-up is back for the new year, landing an ongoing residency in the parking lot behind Dinosaur Coffee and at nearby wine bar Tabula Rasa.
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Popups are back! I’m excited to announce a schedule for Goldburger popups, beginning Feb. 3 ••••• 1st & 3rd Sundays @dinosaur_coffee at 11a ••••• 2nd Sundays @tabularasabar at 5p (patty melts!) ••••• Thanks to everyone who came out to eat delicious cheeseburgers last year. This year should be a fun one and looking forward to slingin’ (and eatin’) as many burgers as I can.
Get in on the action
A famous former steak frites spot on Melrose is up for lease. The property at 8755 Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood has sat empty for the past couple of years, but is on a prime strip right across the street from Cecconi’s.
Downtown star Orsa & Winston is opening up for a series of residencies from some high-powered chefs. It’s called MF Deli and features chefs Kevin Finch (Atelier Crenn) and Oslo’s Halaigh Whelan-McManus cooking on Sunday and Monday nights all through February. All in tickets, minus wine, run $170 a pop.
Wine in Santa Monica
Adam Fleischman has a new wine bar up and running soon in Santa Monica right now. It’s called Heroic Wine Bar, as its attached to the Heroic Deli he opened a couple of months back. Chef Barbara Pollastrini is also on site, doing charcuterie and other large-format dishes for dinner only, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday starting on February 8.
Brunch near the coast
Pacific Palisades favorite the Draycott is now doing weekend brunch and Sunday roasts, the latter being an homage to the owners British background. Hours run 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, and features everything from a seafood bar and a bagel station to traditional roast beef and Yorkshire puddings.