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Hollywood’s Giant Foot Locker Is Hosting a Michael Jordan-Inspired Food Pop-Up

Plus caviar tasting, and new food (and fresh faces) out in Palm Springs

Several people in Nike gear hold food inside of a Foot Locker store.
The Foot Locker Foodbeast pop-up
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.

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.

Steak season

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.

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.

Fresh faces

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.


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