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Guelaguetza Co-Owner Bricia Lopez Expands to Las Vegas With New Mezcal Bar

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Plus Trois Mec’s new guest chefs, and all-you-can-eat oysters

Bricia Lopez
Bricia Lopez
Bricia Lopez
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.

Growing up

Guelaguetza co-owner Bricia Lopez is expanding to Las Vegas, and she’s bringing lots of mezcal with her. Lopez is landing at the recently-remodeled Park MGM with Mama Rabbit Bar, a Oaxacan-leaning spot for mezcal and tequila, plus live music and lounging. Look for an opening this summer.

Bootsy returns

Popular West Hollywood club Bootsy Bellows is almost ready for its comeback. The recently-remodeled address will reopen for real on April 26, sporting an all new H.Wood Group-designed look.

Big names

Trois Mec’s annual guest chef series, 2 Chefs: a Dialogue with Food, is back this spring with a whole new lineup. This year’s attendees include Adeline Grattard of Paris’s Yam t’cha on April 9, and Blaine Wetzel from the Willow Inn on Lummi Island on April 30.

The newness

There’s a new food menu at Here and Now in the Arts District. The cocktail-focused spot is doing everything from vegan steak tartare (made with Impossible Meat) to a spring couscous salad and a doughnut sundae for dessert.

The real burrito

The Off the Menu Club is back with a new promotion this week: Los Angeles burritos. The $20 a month app is partnering with names like Royce Burke of Yarrow, the Rooster Truck, and Burritos La Palma to give app members gratis burritos between now and Saturday.

All you can eat

Imperial Western Beer Company is doing its first-ever oyster eating competition on Sunday. $25 gets access to the 2 p.m. competition (21-and-over only), and there are prizes for the winners. Everyone else can just show up to watch the action and drink beer.