Father’s Office, LA’s influential gastropub turns 20 this year, and this week begins a new delivery service. Yes, that means beer, burgers, and salads at home. From 5 p.m. until the late closing hours, the menu pairs specialty beers with crowd favorites, including Pliny the Elder beer with duck salad and chorizo fritters. As for the famous Office Burger, Russian River Brewing Company cheekily created a sour brew called “Modification,” calling out chef Sang Yoon’s well-known no substitutions policy.
In other news:
—Over in the Arts District, Bon Temps starts brunch this weekend. Of course chef Lincoln Carson’s pastry are on display, as are tweaked versions of brunch. Try the eggs benedict with porchetta, braised chard, tomato jam and hollandaise, or the “eggs on eggs” omelette with comte and caviar. Check the menu below.
—Hotel Bel-Air and Michael Cimarusti’s Providence received a rare five diamond rating from AAA’s annual round of hospitality rankings, writes the Los Angeles Times.
—Incredibly sad news from the Jon & Vinny’s crew, as their beloved former pastry chef passed away this month.
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With heavy hearts, we are incredibly saddened by the news of Morgan passing away. She was our first pastry chef that we hired and was with us for 8 wonderful years. Everyone that worked beside her and with her was influenced by her generosity, talent, and work ethic. She always met every challenge with a smile. Her love of the asian market snacks was unrivaled, her colorful hair, the funny post-it notes she would leave around and if you were lucky enough she would call you dumb-dumb. Her presence in the group will be felt forever. More than this, she was an incredible person, friend, sister, daughter and girlfriend. Morgan, we will always cherish our time with you. We send our love and thoughts to your family.
—The Long Beach City Council ponders some potential new rules for food trucks. The Press Telegram reports the Council fielded complaints from brick-and-mortar restaurants that were concerned about food trucks impact to their livelihood.
—Café Gratitude’s sister restaurant, Gratitude Kitchen & Bar in Beverly Hills served its last meal on Tuesday.
—A new food and travel series called From Scratch premieres this Sunday at 6 p.m. on FYI, where host David Moscow hunts, dives, gathers, forages, and grows each ingredient to remake the meal. Los Angeles chefs make appearances this season, including Broken Spanish’s Ray Garcia for the first episode, and Republique’s Margarita Manzke.