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You Can Rent Chris Oh’s Korean Barbecue Car and Eat Bulgogi for Days

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Plus, more gumbo for LBC, Cielito Lindo, and Highland Park’s Hinterhof closes for good

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You may remember seeing a customized car last year on social media that doubled as an entire sit-down setup for Korean barbecue. That was from chef Chris Oh, who is offering up his invention for rent right now, as long as you plan on using it in Los Angeles.

Oh’s team converted a Scion xB into a rear motorized barbecue table at an ideal sitting height, along with a speaker system and television, and placed a grill in the center. Essentially, it’s a Korean barbecue party you can take anywhere. Oh charges $650 for the rental, which includes two bottles of soju, two bottles of Korean beer, plenty of banchan, and four pounds of one kind of meat, such as galbi short rib, bulgogi, or a gochujang honey-glazed pork belly. Ordering information is on Biite.

In other news:

  • Sal’s Gumbo Shack has announced plans for a second Long Beach location in Bixby Knolls, according to the restaurant’s Instagram page. The Press Telegram reports the new spot will open this summer.
  • A longtime staple of Olvera Street, Cielito Lindo recently opened a second location in Lincoln Heights, reports the Los Angeles Times.
  • Head over to LAist to check their breakfast burger selections, including the weekly Westside pop-up AM Smash.
  • Santa Monica’s bar/pizza joint Surfer Rose has a new owner and restaurant coming soon. Toddrickallen spotted an ownership change notice in the window. He also noticed Santa Monica’s Wilshire and Euclid Krispy Kreme location is gone.
  • Bar Rescue host Jon Taffer has some advice for bar owners in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Magazine spoke with the reality show star, and Taffer is surprisingly optimistic.
  • Hinterhof Vegan German Kitchen and Beer Garden, Highland Park’s plant-based biergarten closes permanently this week. The vegan restaurant hasn’t been open since January, and chose to remain closed during the winter COVID-19 peak. Owners Matthias Brandt and Evan Funk opened Hinterhof in early 2019, and will host a going away party on May 15 from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. Details below.

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