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Owner Says Langer’s Was ‘Packed to the Rafters’ This Weekend Despite Boycott Threat

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Plus a new Japanese takeaway in Silver Lake, and upscale sushi from Toronto

Langer’s
Langer’s
Wonho Frank Lee

Still busy

Last week’s news that Norm Langer had asked an LGBTQ couple to stop kissing inside his eponymous Los Angeles deli — sparking some limited calls for a boycott — does not seem to have hurt the place for business. In a notice posted to Twitter today, Langer’s staff says that Saturday the restaurant was “packed to the rafters with customers” who “made it a point” to show their support. The three paragraph post ends with the simple phrase “All are welcome.”

Sushi upgrade

A well-known Toronto sushi restaurant named Yasu is coming to Beverly Hills soon, reports the LA Times. The upscale sushi bar does a 20-course omakase for $130, and plans to open June 20 at 265 S. Robertson Blvd.

Secret window

Check out this renegade new takeaway window in Silver Lake, attached to Kombu and right next to Sawyer. The place is called Kitsune, and it focuses mostly on onigiri and sides like broths, pickles, and drinks. Check out these hours, though: Tuesday and Saturday only, starting at 10 a.m.

Wine appreciation

Wine Enthusiast took some time to shout out a handful of great wine bars around Los Angeles, from Tabula Rasa to Wally’s in Beverly Hills.

Another on the block

Healthy-ish casual chain California Chicken Cafe has reportedly signed a lease to take over the closed Coconut’s Fish Cafe at 809 S. Hill Street. The restaurant would sit just around the corner from Shake Shack and a number of other nearby restaurants.

Try anything

Local food podcast Try It You’ll Like It got none other than Betty Porto on a live in-store recording to talk about her successful restaurant chain last month.

Staying full

The Foodbeast guys stopped by Khong Ten in Los Angeles to try to eat as much of the menu as possible alongside 15-year-old Fresh Off the Boat star (and one of the restaurant’s partners) Hudson Yang. Check out the gluttony below.

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