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Kevin Smith Brings His Movie-Famous Fast Food Franchise Mooby’s to Life

And in other news: Sichuan duck rice to go, and a new Japanese option for delivery

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Actor and writer Kevin Smith holds a salted chocolate pretzel.
Kevin Smith
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.

Writer/actor Kevin Smith is launching a real life version of Mooby’s, the movie-only fast food chain that has appeared in Dogma, Clerks II, and the Jay and Silent Bob franchise. The delivery-only restaurant pop-up is being led by chef Royce Burke and the teams behind the previous Good Burger and Saved by the Max experiential dining spaces in West Hollywood. Smith himself posted about the upcoming launch on his social media, saying the limited run starts this Sunday and goes through April 25. As Deadline and others have reported, funds from the pop-up will go towards No Us Without You, the undocumented restaurant worker relief fund. The Postmates-only pop-up starts on Sunday.

In other news:

— Expansive food event 626 Night Market has postponed all May and June events for this year, and is refunding those who have previously purchased tickets.

Auburn’s sous chefs have been doing weekly mini “takeovers” of the fine dining restaurant’s menu, offering new takes like Sichuan food, including this week’s cured Sonoma duck rice.

— Former Sasabune chef Ei Hiroyoshi has launched a new delivery-only Japanese restaurant called Skinny Fish, with a focus on specialty cauliflower rice in rolls and bowls. The restaurant opens tomorrow for dinner only, 5 p.m. to midnight, through Postmates, DoorDash, and Uber Eats.

— Bartz BBQ in the South Bay is still doing barbecue takeout. The pop-up is even adding pastrami to its menu this weekend.

— Stage 13 Studio has launched a campaign to help support specifically Asian restaurants and small businesses around Los Angeles, reports Deadline. The content house makes the food and travel show Family Style.

Bowery Bungalow in Silver Lake is launching take out and delivery for the first time starting today, with dinner hours only.