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Popular Chicken Parmesan Pop-Up Lands Residency in Culver City’s Corner Door

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Plus Long Beach has a new breakfast spot incoming, and Vanilla Black may close in Echo Park

Parm Boyz chicken parmesan with hands slicing food over a plate.
Parm Boyz
Parm Boyz
Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Parm Boyz, the Italian American food and cocktail pop up featuring chicken parmesan, is landing with a residency at the Corner Door in Culver City beginning on October 9. Founded by Chris Amirault and Jack Kolack, the main draw here is a tasting of chicken and eggplant parmesan, spaghetti, antipasto, salad, and tiramisu. The duo started popping up a few years ago, drawing a good crowd to multiple visits at Ronan on Melrose Avenue.

The Corner Door in Culver City now has three separate outdoor dining spaces to accommodate the addition of its new menu, which will serve Parm Boyz food from Thursday to Saturday, 5 to 9 p.m. Takeout and delivery of Parm Boyz fare will also be available via Caviar and Postmates for anyone on the Westside craving Italian American comfort fare. The new venture comes with a hat tip from Nick Meyer, who had been the beverage director at Ronan and is now overseeing the operations for Umbrella Hospitality, which operates Lono and Melrose Umbrella Co., as well as the newly opened Umbrella Taco.

In other news:

  • Courage Bagels looks like it’s deep in build out mode, with the Montreal-style bagel shop hoping to open in Virgil Village within the near future.
  • Saddle Ranch in West Hollywood is suing three insurers over allegedly breaching contract to pay for losses during pandemic closures. Insurers denied the claims saying the pandemic does not “constitute physical loss or damage.” [Patch]
  • Bob’s Well Bread in Los Alamos is ready to open its new location in Ballard, making the popular bread bakery and cafe just a little bit closer to carb-loving Angelenos. The new spot opens tomorrow, with hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a limited menu and just Thursday to Monday hours to start.
  • Long Beach really loves its breakfast, evidenced by the numerous morning places like Breakfast Bar and Wide Eyes Open Palms, but 2nd Street has lacked a dedicated breakfast place. Long Beach Post has a story on two bartenders who are hoping to open What’s Crackin’ in the former Thai Gourmet, with an opening scheduled for mid-October. There’s no drink minimum and a ticket gets you free parking in the building’s garage.
  • Sad news for Echo Park coffee fans as Vanessa Butler’s Vanilla Black has gone dark this week and may end up closing due to unprecedented challenges that has their “backs against a wall.” Hopefully this week can provide some more clarity on the future of one of LA’s Black-owned coffee shops.

The Corner Door

12477 Washington Boulevard, , CA 90066 (310) 313-5810 Visit Website