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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?

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.

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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