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Texas All-Star HomeState Brings Breakfast Tacos to New Orange County Location

Plus Somni’s big fundraiser for Australia, and lots of Nancy Silverton news

A person holds three different breakfast tacos from HomeState, wrapped in tin foil.
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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.

HomeState is expanding once again. The Texas-style spot known for its breakfast tacos, queso, brisket sandwiches, and margaritas is jumping down to Orange County for its fourth location, following openings in Los Feliz (the original), Highland Park, and Playa Vista. Owner Briana Valdez tells Eater that the standalone location at 114 N. Olive Street in Orange dates to 1905 and was formerly a grain and feed store. Soon (like late summer 2020) it’ll be slinging flour tortilla tacos under the corrugated roof, while diners gather out on the attached patio.

— Michelin-starred tasting menu restaurant Somni is hosting a big fundraiser for Australia. The plan is to auction off an opportunity for two to have dinner at the restaurant (with pairings), to stag at the restaurant, a market tour with chef Aitor Zabala, and a $250 gift certificate for Match Stoneware. Obviously the auction is meant to fetch a ton of cash, which is why the opening bid starts at $2,000.

— A stabbing at Mid-City club Catch One on Pico Boulevard has resulted in the death of a woman in her mid-20’s. Police are still investigating.

— The acclaimed chorizo and potato taco from the defunct B.S. Taqueria is now on the menu at sister restaurant Broken Spanish in Downtown.

— Marina Del Rey Hotel restaurant Salt has a new executive chef: Peter Coenen, who previously worked at a variety of upscale hotel properties domestically and abroad, and spent time at Boka in Chicago.

Love & Salt is starting a recurring guest chef series down in Manhattan Beach, with Mozza’s Nancy Silverton in attendance on Febuary 3 and 4, doing a four-course $85 per person meal.

— Speaking of Nancy Silverton, her upcoming Culver City food hall spot Pizzette is getting ready for its big reveal, and to ramp up the anticipation the team is throwing a one-day pop-up at Mozza2Go on Melrose on January 26 from noon to 3 p.m. The limited menu is below.