No more Fat Dog
Fairfax gastropub the Fat Dog is closing after more than eight years. Staff was told yesterday of the upcoming shutter, slated to go down on December 23, and now Susann and Richard Mandeville have gone public, telling Eater that “unfortunately... it is no longer sustainable for us to keep Fairfax open.” Starting today, the restaurant will keep only happy hour through dinner hours (starting at 4 p.m.), meaning no more lunch or brunch. The menu will also slim down considerably as the final day of service inches closer, so best to get in sooner rather than later for a final meal. The North Hollywood location will stay open.
All for the kids
Another seasonal bake sale for charity is happening soon, this time at Pizzana in West Hollywood. All proceeds from the purchases go to No Kid Hungry.
Another feather in the cap
Acme Hospitality, the Santa Barbara outfit behind many of the city’s most iconic restaurants like the Lark and Loquita, has just purchased the city’s beloved 20-year-old Paradise Cafe. The restaurant will remain open.
Well this sounds cool
Chef Johnny Lee is back in Los Angeles to do a Sunday pop-up in Echo Park, with a focus on Japanese snack foods. Check out the menu (and instructions for getting in) here.
Seafood and sake for all
Rappahannock at the Row is doing a weekend deal to draw customers to its growing sake list. Friday through Sunday, diners can snag a three-course meal with pairings at the restaurant.
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NEXT WEEK...that’s the weekend BEFORE Thanksgiving. 11/22-11/24 . . .A year ago, we added sake to our bar program because it seemed like a natural friend to our shellfish. It opened up an entirely new facet of our beverage menu and tons of great new pairing opportunities. We are excited now to show how we are “Inspired by Sake” with 3 days of 3-course meals with sake pairings by @thesakeninja plus $5 #happyhour sake and #oyster pairings. See the ☝ link in bio for menu details. November 22-24! . . .Reservations recommended, but walk-ins welcome. . . . #sake #brewing #seafood #dtlaevents #happeningdtla #lafoodie #eaterla #timeoutla #dtla #prixfixe #weekendplans #seafoodandsake #escapetheordinary
Cooking it all up
Check out this cool Cooking with Pride Tastemade video featuring Parisa Parnian, who is behind the important queer-focused underground Persian dinner series in Los Angeles.
Growing the name
Furnsaj Bakery has a new location out in the San Gabriel Valley. The popular Lebanese restaurant, with its original location in Granada Hills, is now open at 1331 S. Lone Hill Avenue in Glendora.
Welcome to the neighborhood
There’s a new casual lunch and early dinner option open in East Hollywood. It’s called M.A.P. (as in Meat and Provisions), and it’s open from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at 5652 Hollywood Boulevard from the same owners as next-door cafe Bolt.