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Eater LA Continues Live Event Series at Ace Hotel

How do LA’s many older restaurants stay relevant once the newness is gone?

Eater Talks: How do LA’s legacy restaurants stay relevant?

Wednesday, April 3 — 6:30 p.m.

Eater LA and the Ace Hotel will continue their ongoing restaurant industry discussion series next month, with a new moderator and new topic: How do LA’s legacy restaurants stay relevant in the modern dining era?

Over the hour-long discussion, panelists from across the Los Angeles dining spectrum will join moderator Farley Elliott for a conversation on media, history, and sustained relevance in a city that is bursting with young talent and national restaurant media profiles. In short:

In the era of social media and lightning-fast news, what about the older, legacy restaurants of Los Angeles? How do places without the buzz or the million-dollar PR account stay in the feed for diners eager to spend their dollars? Or does it even matter, when locals and regulars can keep a neighborhood place afloat for years?

This talk’s panelists include Christy Vega, co-owner of 63-year-old Casa Vega restaurant in Sherman Oaks; Suzanne Tracht of fine dining mainstay Jar; and Ryan Legaux of Jefferson Park Creole staple Harold & Belle’s, which turns 50 this year.

This new Eater LA x Ace Hotel discussion goes down on Wednesday, April 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets run $25, and include one drink ticket.


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