A new group
The Grill on the Alley has sold off its premier locations in Beverly Hills and Westlake Village. Grill Concepts Inc., the founding parent company for all Grill locations, confirmed the sale and said that the new owners would be keeping the name intact. They would not, however, officially name the new owners, only saying instead that “both locations will no longer be a part of the GCI Restaurant Collection but will continue to operate under The Grill on the Alley brand.” The Grill on the Alley in Beverly Hills is among that city’s most famous dining destinations, playing to locals and tourists alike during its ongoing 35-year run.
Don’t skip taco day
Popular Boyle Heights taco stand El Ruso is moving around the corner from its current digs. The new setup should help to add some ambiance to the no-frills location, and will also allow for extra space ahead of the team’s plan to move into a fully kitted out food truck later this fall.
Always make a burger
Slab is debuting a new everyday burger. The West Third Street barbecue spot will introduce the beauty during evening service today, starting at 5 p.m.
Another name in the game
Food & Wine has hired former Eater and Thrillist writer Khushbu Shah as restaurant editor. The New Yorker will be moving to Los Angeles in the spring, reports the NY Times, to launch a dedicated bureau here.
No longer around
Meanwhile over in West LA, longstanding Persian restaurant Safir has closed. That’s per Toddrickallen, which notes the cavernous restaurant address’s quiet shutter and new for lease signs.
Doing it right
Ever wonder how the fine folks over at And Sons in Beverly Hills make their gourmet chocolates? Tasty went in and found out for themselves, and yes it’s as delicious as it looks. Check out the video on their YouTube page.
Free burgers are a good idea
Psy Street Kitchen is set to open big on Pico Boulevard, landing a new location at 9407 W. Pico Boulevard. For the restaurant’s grand opening on October 2, fans can expect the first 100 burgers to be absolutely free.