Bay Area Mexican food mainstay Tacolicious is coming to greater Los Angeles, landing this spring in Manhattan Beach. The restaurant group, with five locations under its belt, put out a notice on the expansion via Instagram, though reps for the restaurant say they won’t disclose the company’s new address just yet, as there is a current restaurant occupying the space at the moment.
The Hollywood Reporter finds a lot to love about Bistro Jolie in its latest dining review. The Bel Air spot is filled with “punched-up” steak frites, “on point” service, and loads of other straightforward fare, making it a likely longtime hit for the quiet, expensive neighborhood.
The long-delayed SuperCool Creamery is now open in Los Feliz, doing nitrogen right to the 95-year-old Vista Theater. 4469 Sunset Drive.
The Zone zone
Is Howlin’ Ray’s finally ready to sign a lease on a second location and get down to business? There’s some speculation in this episode of AnderCast, a UCLA business podcast that chef/owner Johnny Ray Zone was recently on. While he won’t say officially, it seems like things could be speeding up.
Raising the dough
Interestingly enough, it seems that Portuguese Bend, the upcoming Long Beach distillery and restaurant, is now on Kickstarter trying to raise an extra $30,000 “in order to aid in final steps to get our doors open.” Feel like kicking in some cash? Go right ahead.
Food truck paradise
Pasadena’s Rose Bowl area will begin an ongoing food truck party on the last Friday of every month. The first one features Tokyo Doggie Style, Vchos, and more, and runs March 29 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; admission is free.
HomeState Highland Park is turning one year young today, and to celebrate the restaurant will have free birthday cake starting at 11 a.m. and lots of Shiner Bock on tap, along with a DJ set at 5 p.m. on the patio.