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In-N-Out Drops Slip-on Sneakers With Design From Own Drink Cups

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Plus, a lobster surplus, explosion cakes, and the Prince Street pop-up

In-N-Out slip on shoes
In-N-Out slip on shoes
In-N-Out website
Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles and a regular contributor to KCRW radio. She has covered restaurants, dining, and food culture since 2016. In 2022, the James Beard Foundation nominated her for a Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award.

Southern California’s prominent chain does more than sling burgers, they also sell clothing. In-N-Out’s t-shirts and hoodies are favorites, but might be swept aside with the company’s new laceless slip-on sneakers. In-N-Out announced the new Drink Cup shoes via Instagram two days ago, which is covered in the company’s iconic drink cup design. According to the Southern California-based company, these were not made for Valentine’s Day, but is part of an increased roll-out of all In-N-Out gear.

Drink Cup shoes are $39.95 for children and $64.95 for grown-ups. Unfortunately, these popular items sold out within one day. But In-N-Out hopes to have them back in stock by May.

In other news:

—The Los Angeles Times profiled the 27-year-old Angelo Emiliani, who just marked 3 months at Lolo Wine Bar and Restaurant in East Hollywood. Emiliani was former sous chef at Chris Bianco’s Alameda Supper Club.

Lolo Wine Bar and Restaurant gets a fresh coat of black paint on the exterior.
Lolo Wine Bar and Restaurant
Farley Elliott

—Typically, 95 percent of California’s commercial lobster is shipped to China, but stopped importing all wild animal imports since the coronavirus outbreak. Listen/read the entire story at KCRW.

—Coronavirus fears are high, but a patient exposed Southern Californians to the measles in late January. The exposure occurred from January 26 through February 1, according to the Los Angeles Daily News. The patient visited spots were mostly on the Westside, including the New China Mongolian Barbecue Restaurant in Hawthorne, Shu-Sushi House in Bel Air, and Nishi Poke and Ramen Bistro in Cheviot Hills. The full list of locations and healthcare recommendations are on the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health website.

—A tipster noticed new signage up for the the new Chez Mimi in Santa Monica on Colorado between 26th Street and Centinela. The Westside restaurant operated for 13 years next to the Brentwood Country Mart, and closed a decade ago.

—West LA’s iconic Chili Bowl at the corner of Pico Boulevard, between Bundy and Centinela could be preserved as a Historic Cultural Monument. LAist reports that the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission approved a proposal yesterday, but must jump through another hoop with the Planning and Land Use Management Committee and the City Council.

—New York’s Flour Shop took over the former Sugarfina space in Beverly Hills, according to Toddrickallen. The Flour Shop’s sparkly creator/baker Amirah Kassem will soon have a West Coast spot to sell her explosion cakes. Watch:

—A reminder: New York’s prominent Prince Street Pizza pops-up this weekend only, from February 7 through February 9. Peep the details here.