Shoes and foods
Foot Locker has opened a pop-up restaurant inside the company’s flagship store at Hollywood & Highland. Per Foodbeast, which helped to bring the pop-up to life, the two-weekend run is part of a branded partnership between Foot Locker and Nike’s Rivals shoe and clothing line, and is (naturally) called the Rivals Cafe. To get access, expectant diners have to buy a piece of merchandise from the collection, and then they can choose from a menu of LA and Chicago dishes to take home as part of the purchase. That includes a Chicago-style hot dog or LA bacon-wrapped hot dog, or French dip sandwich vs. a Chicago Italian beef. Weekend one of the pop-up is done, but diners can catch the menu again from October 31 to November 3 during evening hours.
Old Brea Chop House opens soon down in Brea. The throwback steakhouse sits at Birch and Brea, and should open before the end of the year with a menu of tomahawk steaks, charcuterie, cocktails, and more.
On the screen
Guelaguetza’s Bricia Lopez stars in a new local show all about Los Angeles, and the first episode centers around Gilberto Cetina from Chichen Itza and Holbox. Check out the preview below.
.@BriciaLopez helps launch our new series, La Próxima Generación. Follow along as she talks with Gilberto Cetina (@chichenitzaca / holbox) about what it's like to grow up in the restaurant business and carry on their families' legacies https://t.co/kda4NEMjiQ pic.twitter.com/ZXCwQ5U9ky— Discover Los Angeles (@discoverLA) October 25, 2019
Big names in town
Chef Joshua Niland from Sydney’s Saint Peter will be in town on November 1 to speak at Alameda Supper Club. The popular international chef is repping his new book The Whole Fish Cookbook, and will be cooking collaboratively across two $145 dinners with chef Lee Foden-Clarke.
Caviar across the world
Cafe del Rey is hosting a caviar tasting event tomorrow night out along the water. The evening features a slew of different caviars to try, including Royal Ossetra, in partnership with Petrossian. The 6 p.m. runs $79 per person.
There’s a new chef overseeing the food at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs. It’s Ysaac Ramirez, who previously worked at the Ace in New Orleans; his new fall menu for the vacation spot is below.