clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Cole’s Celebrates 110 Years Downtown With Some Serious Chef Collaborations

Plus new food in Hollywood, and Santa Barbara names to know

Cole’s in Downtown
Cole’s Official
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.

Big dippers

Downtown classic Cole’s is going big in 2019, launching what they’re calling the Year of the Dip as part of a celebration of their 110th year in business. That means monthly chef collaborations and other fun things, with lots of money going to homeless causes in LA by way of the Spirited Coalition for Change. First up on the chef collaboration is a week with Nyesha Arrington of Native, which means a $10.73 beef bulgogi dip available today through January 13, with a couple of one-off cocktails to pair.

Growing the menu

The folks behind hit Hollywood sandwich shop Banh Oui have a new idea under their belt: Tony Khachapuri. The dinnertime option model does Georgian khachapuri with upgraded ingredients, and is available daily for both delivery and dine-in at the restaurant.

Names to know

Food GPS has an interview with Sherry Villanueva, the longtime lead of Santa Barbara’s Acme Hospitality. Villanueva and company have helped to spearhead the growth of an entire wine and food community in the Central Coast city’s artsy Funk Zone, and recently opened a trio of new micro-restaurants all under one roof.

Growing the business

Orange County staple Moulin is expanding once again. The French cafe is set for a third location inside Casino San Clemente, with an opening arrival tagged for March.

The House

Another one of those experiential faux-museums is coming to Los Angeles soon. This one’s called Egg House, and as expected it celebrates all things eggy in the world. Yes, it’s mostly just for Instagram. This newest outlet opens at 1001 Wilshire Blvd. in February.