Adding a new outlet
Boyle Heights coffee company Silverback Coffee is expanding into a prominent cafe space, taking over the shuttered former Blue Bottle in the heart of Echo Park. The company has long had a standalone cafe and wholesale operation just on the other side of the river from the Arts District, where proceeds go to help the continued rebuilding of greater Rwanda, including direct wildlife efforts, following the 1994 genocide. Ownership says the plan is to open in Echo Park around the middle of December.
Keeping the memory alive
Another dinner will celebrate the life of beloved local chef Joe Miller, who died last month. This one goes down at the Mar Vista on December 2, and includes bites from everyone from Neal Fraser and Clark Staub to Govind Armstrong, Raphael Lunetta, and beyond. Tickets are $100.
Arts District restaurant Bon Temps is collaborating with the Ugly Drum team on some pastrami croissants, running now through December 1.
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Our croissants + Ugly Drum Pastrami = a good time // Beginning November 24 through December 1, our pastry case includes a special croissant filled with @UglyDrum pit-smoked pastrami, dijon mustard, and red pepper. Find the pastries here, @CofaxCoffee on Fairfax, and at the Ugly Drum stand at @SmorgasburgLA this Sunday.#pitsmokedpastrami #smorgasburgla #croissant
New to the neighborhood
There’s a new Korean restaurant to know about up in La Cañada Flintridge, called Myung Ga Korean Cuisine.
An important meal
Charcoal is doing a four-year anniversary dinner in Venice on December 3, where $79 gets diners a multi-course affair with lots of meat and some bourbon made from chef Citrin himself. There will also be a $195 Pappy Van Winkle flight available as well.
Staying in the game
Redondo Beach’s Chez Melange turns 37 years young today, and to celebrate the restaurant is doing a retrospective dinner with dishes from across the decades tonight. A seat at the table runs $95.
A couple of winners
Bludso’s is collaborating with the Tacos 1986 team tomorrow night, so expect smoked pork adobada tacos, oxtail birria tacos, and more.