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Italy’s Instagram-Famous Sandwich Shop Promises to Pop Up at Mozza

Plus, what’s up with this new Ludo billboard on Fairfax?

All’Antico Vinaio storefront with customers waiting for hours for shaved meat sandwiches.
All’Antico Vinaio
All’Antico Vinaio
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.

Good news for LA

Don’t look now, but one of Italy’s most famous casual restaurants is coming to Los Angeles for a limited time. While details are still coming together, it seems that All’Antico Vinaio Firenze, known for its massive (and very Instagram-friendly) sandwiches, is coming to Pizzeria Mozza sometime soon. Expect this one to sell out fast once they announce details.

Gone for now

The five-year-old Settebello has closed in Marina del Rey. In its place, the same restaurant group will open a new restaurant called Terzo MdR sometime in the next couple of months, focusing on Mediterranean, Italian, and Spanish flavors under chef Brian Lavin out of Baltimore.

Beach meals

The Foodbeast team is crafting yet another noodle festival. This one, naturally, is called Nood Beach, and it goes down September 1 at Bolsa Chica State Beach with close to two-dozen vendors cooking Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Chinese noodle dishes, among others.

Bootleg on the move

Bootleg Pizza is moving on from its current setup in Little Ethiopia, with plans to pop up at various locations around the city for the next few months. That is, until they scout for their own eventual permanent location.

The meat kings

Here’s a fun interview with the folks from Meatzilla, the popular Downtown stand known for making burgers that use the top bun as a base for a mini-pizza. Not all of the menu is a gimmick, though; as owner Johnny Lee says, part of the reason for opening was to provide sub-$10 meals for anyone in Downtown.

Hiding out

Prolific Chinese restaurant chronicler David Chan has word on a fun, semi-hidden spot out in Walnut called Yummy Cafe. The unassuming side street spot works a rotating menu that, for $7, culminates in a box of three sides, an entree, and soup. It seems like a wild and wonderful deal, just know that the place is basically a takeout joint, so don’t expect too many frills inside.

Who knows?

Well here’s an odd one. As of yesterday there’s a new billboard up near Oki Dog at Willoughby and Fairfax that promises a butcher shop and sandwiches from chef Ludo Lefebvre. It’s unclear exactly what the “knuckle sandwiches” could mean, though Ludo has definitely been known to pull branded activations and pop-ups in the past. Luckily the date is just ten days away, and there’s already an address listed.