The Bacari team is at it again, this time opening up an entirely new restaurant concept on busy West Third Street. The incoming Byrdie’s Rotisserie takes over the sadly shuttered brunch staple Quality, which closed during the ongoing pandemic after 28 years, and replaces it with a straightforward menu of a la carte rotisserie chicken, wings, and more, spread across bowls, sandwiches, and the like. Byrdie’s had been in the works as a side concept for the Bacari team for a couple of years before the Quality space became available (the group also owns a Bacari next door), inspired in part by chef/partner Lior Hillel’s family recipes.
Meanwhile, the Bacari group continues to grow elsewhere as well, including into the also recently-closed Cliff’s Edge space in Silver Lake, which turned off the lights during the pandemic after more than 16 years.
In other news:
- Umi by Hamasaku is no more in El Segundo. The space has been replaced by a branch of fast casual bowl restaurant Cava, says Toddrickallen.
- Pasadena Weekly loves Daddy’s Chicken Shack, the hiding-in-plain-sight fried chicken shop on Dayton Street. The takeaway restaurant offers fried bird as well as a slew of vegan options.
- Greenblatt’s Deli on the Sunset Strip has reopened its deli counter and wine shop for service, after being closed for much of the pandemic. The nearly 100-year-old restaurant is still working its way back slowly, with plans to reopen on-site dining sometime in June.
- The LA Times’ Food Bowl is back this year, featuring a variety of events, meals, and virtual food panels featuring names like Kevin Bludso, Bricia Lopez, Minh Phan, and more.
- Yellow Paper Burger is popping up all over the Southland over the next few weeks, thanks in part to their purchase of a brand new cargo van. That said, the ride needs a bit of a tune-up, so the team is asking for a little help on GoFundMe to coast over the finish line.
- Speaking of pop-ups, Fred Segal in Malibu is hosting a summer of one-off events featuring names like Ggiata Delicatessen, Bridgetown Roti, Golden Rice Co., and more, with a portion of proceeds going to Heal the Bay.
- Holy Cow BBQ has landed in El Segundo. The restaurant, with locations across LA, softly opened last month and has been ramping up service ever since at 11918 Aviation Boulevard.