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Lodge Bread Bakes NYC-Style Pizzas in Beverly Hills This August

Plus, Poncho’s Tlayudas and Alamo Drafthouse are back, Serving Spoon represents LA, and brunch at Bull & Butterfly

Pizza from Full Proof Pizza in Beverly Hills, California.
Full Proof Pizza
Courtesy of Full Proof pizza
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.

The Lodge Bread Company team announced a new pizza restaurant coming to Beverly Hills this year. They’re calling it Full Proof Pizza where the bread game brings naturally-leavened New York-style pizza to a new LA neighborhood.

Lodge already operates Full Proof out of Culver City from Wednesday through Sunday for sit-down, take-out, and delivery. It’s incredible to behold the number of pizzerias opening in LA over the last four months. In January, Prime Pizza took over a former Pizza Hut in West LA, while two new shops debuted on West Third with La Morra’s takeaway window and Oste. Plus, there’s the Mid-City food truck gone storefront, Bootleg Pizza, which opened in December. LA is truly in the midst of a pizza renaissance.

In other news:

  • First dose vaccination appointments have decreased by approximately 50 percent in Los Angeles County, reports the Los Angeles Times. This reflects a slowing trend that health officials say will prohibit LA County from administering most of its weekly supply.
  • Highland Park Bowl reopened last week, but only at 25 percent capacity. ABC-7 says only four of the six bowling lanes are open at a time, with a maximum of six-person reservation cap.
Bowling lanes at Highland Park Bowl in Highland Park, California.
Highland Park Bowl
Wonho Frank Lee
  • Beloved local favorite Poncho’s Tlayudas will set up at his usual spot on 4318 S. Main Street from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m., for the first time in over one year, says LA Times reporter Daniel Hernandez.
  • The Serving Spoon owners Angela and J.C. Johnson were virtual guests at President Biden’s address to the Joint Session of Congress on Wednesday, reports the Los Angeles Sentinel.
  • This week, Coachella’s city council approved a new cannabis dispensary paired with a fast food outlet called the Canna Club Project and the Chick Next Door, reports The Desert Sun.
  • After a year-long absence, Alamo Drafthouse announced reopening plans yesterday. Only Brooklyn, Dallas, and Los Angeles will open in the coming months. Metaflix writes the DTLA theater opens on May 28 with new safety protocols, HVAC upgrades, and requires attendees to pre-order tickets, food, and drinks.
  • Bakersfield is about to get a location for Randy’s Donuts, writes the San Joaquin Valley Sun. The announcement is hot off the donut presses, so no opening date yet.
  • Atwater Village’s Momed reopened its indoor dining room. Reservations are required via Open Table.
  • El Segundo’s The Point announced two familiar restaurants opening in 2021. Casual SoCal Mediterranean chain Cava will add another location to its location roster sometime this year, while chef Tin Vuong’s Little Sister opens this summer.
  • There’s a new brunch menu at Bull & Butterfly starting this weekend. Head into the Playa Vista spot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with items like the jumbo blue crab and poached asparagus or the buttermilk fried chicken sandwich.