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Culver City Hit Lodge Bread Co. Launches New Full-Service Dinner Component

Plus a ‘90s-style arcade bar, and a big new brewery

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.

What’s new at the Lodge

Lodge Bread in Culver City is launching a new pop-up project in the evenings, called Shefa. The dinner-only, full-service experience starts up this Saturday, and includes a full slate of dishes from small plates to larger items like lamb shawarma and a roasted half-chicken, all offered with natural wines and more.

It’s happening at the bar

There’s a ‘90s era arcade bar pop-up happening at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles for one day only. The Saturday, January 25 event will include colorful themed cocktails and actual games to play for $40 a head, but expect the one-time event to sell out so best to get involved early.

Coming to town

Chef Carlos Zamora (La Marea) is in town from the Riviera Maya to offer a five-course meal at the Viceroy L’Ermitage in Beverly Hills through the end of the month. The $78 tasting menu spans from soft shell crab and a fish of the day to beef tenderloin and chocolate flan for dessert.

It’s a scene

Thrillist has a fun new piece out on the history of LA’s love affair with tableside dining, from sword-slinging meat slicers to upscale caviar preparations.

Doing it together

Alameda Supper Club’s Chris Bianco is hosting a dinner on Thursday, December 5 with Tim Siadatan of London’s Trullo and Padella. Tickets for the event, which will include handmade pasta, run $125.

Fool proof

The New Food Economy talks all things Proof Bakery in Atwater Village. Namely: Can the wonderful bakery survive in an era of increase competition and replication?

Coming up

The Eastsider has details on Benny Boy Brewing coming to Lincoln Heights. The upstart brewery and cider spot shows off renderings for the space at 1821 N. Daly Street below, but know that an opening is still likely a year or so away.