Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson of Kismet are teaming up with Downtown LA French dip favorite Cole’s this week to work their own version of the restaurant’s iconic lamb dip. Theirs is a unique creation that comes with zhoug, feta, and grilled onions marinated in sumac, and will be available starting today and running through Sunday. The limited-time collab is being done in celebration of the restaurant’s 111th year in business.
The bar car
The Augustine Wine Bar folks have a new toy: the Augustine Wine Car. The aptly-named 1960’s-era mini-bus is meant for private parties and events, and will carry the same extensive menu of wines and charcuterie as found at the original bar and at partner projects like Sushi Note.
LA Times has all the details on the new Mr. Menudo Oficial in Compton. The weekend-only upstart street food vendor is gaining fans thanks to Joel Mendez, who worked for years at Juanito’s Tamales in East LA.
TimeOut has a new guide up on all the great places to eat and drink in and around Malibu proper, just in time for the slow seasonal roll into spring.
All in one
A new restaurant and takeaway shop called ARC Butcher & Baker is opening on Friday in Newport Beach. The upscale cafe-styled space will offer take-home meals for the whole family, as well as a dine-in menu that ranges from salmon toast to a burger and salads. 417 30th Street, Newport Beach.
Time for a scoop
Speaking of Orange County, gelato maestros Bacio di Latte is prepping to open just its second stateside outlet at Fashion Island soon. Expect a May reveal for the standalone, with the first Los Angeles location found inside the Westfield in Century City.