Busy Valley Village restaurant Sloane’s is expanding, taking up residence just down the street from the Hollywood Bowl this summer. Owner Bobby Montes tells Eater that the new Sloane’s will sit inside of the Best Western Hollywood Plaza Inn hotel on Highland Avenue, a popular stop for tourists traversing Hollywood and anyone walking home from a night of music at the Bowl.
To that end the restaurant will offer daily service from 7 a.m. to midnight, with plans to catch the AM crowd with breakfast burritos and coffee and to keep the latecomers with comfort food well into the night (beer and wine will help). It’s a small-ish space, with only about 25 seats inside, plus some outdoor seating nearby and at the pool in the back of the hotel. Expect an opening at 2011 N. Highland sometime in early summer, in time for shows nearby.
In other news:
- American Express is doling out $40,000 each to a pair of historic Los Angeles restaurants this week. The money will help Suehiro Cafe in Little Tokyo and Harold & Belle’s in Jefferson Park to “preserve their history,” say reps for the Backing Historic Small Restaurants grant program run by American Express. The grant money also comes with the opportunity to work with no-cost social media service companies, to help push the restaurants further into the digital age, and more.
- On the COVID-19 pandemic front, officials are now estimating that at the existing rate of prior infection and current vaccination, LA County could achieve true herd immunity by July, which would likely mark a permanently low stabilization of coronavirus infections. Orange County, meanwhile, has met the data threshold for yellow tier status, and now must remain at or below that level for a second additional week in order to descend to the state’s least-restrictive reopening tier.
- Bad news for one of Long Beach’s most popular coffee shops, Lord Windsor Coffee. The space was heavily damaged by a car this week (thankfully no one was hurt), and it’s unclear when a reopening might occur.
- Speaking of coffee, Chamberlain Coffee (from internet sensation Emma Chamberlain) is taking over Carrera Coffee this week at 8251 Melrose Avenue. The three-day pop-up will feature Chamberlain’s bespoke bean blend and lots of opportunity for Instagram photos, naturally.
- The Fowler Museum is partnering with Dumpling Monster for an online cooking class on May 25, in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
- Teddy’s Red Tacos is opening in Whittier tonight at 13317 Whittier Boulevard. Check out that celebration here.
- The Side Pie team is inching closer to a standalone restaurant in Altadena, in the former Amy’s Patio Cafe space on Altadena Drive. Meanwhile, Matū wagyu-only steakhouse is opening in Beverly Hills next month, and Angler is reopening this Friday, May 14 at the Beverly Center.