A popular Parisian restaurant named Mr. T is apparently headed for Los Angeles soon, at least according to some signage up in a newly-busy part of Hollywood these days.
Per a tipster, a logo for Mr. T has arrived just up the street from Hollywood’s Tartine and LA’s new-ish Sightglass, and steps from the incoming Mizlala at the corner of Sycamore and Romaine. That area has been completely overhauled by CIM Group developments in recent years, and now includes new offices, live/work spaces, and restaurants galore. There’s even a different French-leaning bistro, Gigi’s, that opened this fall on the same block.
So what exactly is Mr. T? The three-year-old restaurant is a popular destination in Paris’s 3rd arrondissement, not far from a location of superstar bakery Poilâne, serving salads, French entree staples, lots of wine, and whatever else they feel like having that night — including kebabs, tacos, and beyond. During the pandemic, the place has switched it up to become Mr. Street, a takeaway shop selling international versions of street foods from bao to falafel sandwiches.
Eater has confirmed that this is more than just some random signage. The restaurant is indeed planning to arrive in Los Angeles in 2021, though so far attempts to reach ownership directly have gone nowhere. Got more info? You can always hit the Eater tip line to help spread the word.