52-year-old Admiral Risty’s departure
The Admiral Risty is one of Southern California’s many decades-old restaurants, and its final days are here. The Los Angeles Times reports the Palos Verdes restaurant is closing on August 10, just a few months shy of its fifty-third birthday. Those hoping to catch Admiral Risty’s broiled or basted surf, classic turf cuts, or chicken Oscar one last time, will need to make a reservation. After one glance at Opentable, it’s a good idea to do this soon, make the trek to Admiral Risty’s, and take in its killer view of the Pacific.
The original cylindrical roll-maker
Legendary chef Kazunori Nozawa, who introduced the cylindrical hand roll over 40 years ago, will make hand rolls at Kazu Nori in Santa Monica from 5:30pm to 9:30pm on July 6. Nozawa will prep while celebrating his 74th birthday.
LA restaurant pop-ups in Dodger Stadium
Dodger stadium food options are constantly changing, and over the next two months starts its chef series as a pop-up concession stand. LA Feeds Blue takes place in the right field plaza with Trejo’s Tacos, Boo’s, Park’s Barbecue, along with Border Grill and its forthcoming sister restaurant Socalo. The full schedule is on the Dodgers website.
The minimum wage increase and LA restaurants
KCRW’s Greater LA looked closely at LA restaurants and how they’re responding to the minimum wage increase and spoke with the owner of Harissa restaurant on Pico Boulevard. Some business owners are minimizing staff and increasing prices. Have a listen on KCRW’s site.
Tallula’s Westside weekend brunch
Tallula’s expands with brunch hours starting Saturday, July 6. Jeremy Fox’s Santa Monica outlet opens at 11:00 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday, with tacos, ceviches, and small plates with the beach close by. The full menu is below.