Slab, the West Third Street barbecue restaurant from Burt Bakman (Trudy’s Underground Barbecue) and the H.Wood Group, is moving into Pasadena next. The growing group has been quietly been plotting a larger expansion, and now will land at 812 S. Arroyo Parkway, just doors down from the incoming Howlin’ Ray’s and other popular options like Superba Snacks + Coffee and Shake Shack.
Keys are in hand now for the new Slab on Arroyo Parkway, but the opening is still a ways off; expect a reveal sometime in early 2022, most likely. Once in place, the new Slab should help to further rocket the still-ascendant Pasadena dining scene to new heights.
In other news:
- Signage is up for a new Tartine along the 5300 block of West Adams Boulevard. The cafe looks close to opening, with the Pasadena location on 277 W. Green Street even closer.
- LA Magazine’s Whiskey Festival is back on. The in-person event runs Friday, August 20 in the evening at the Bloc, and tickets are $75 per person.
- Dough Daddy, the pandemic-era Instagram pizza startup formerly in Downtown (and now in West Adams), is set to be featured on the Sebastian Maniscalco food show Well Done.
- The Los Angeles Times took readers on a ride through Topanga to the semi-hidden Canyon Bakery, located on the grounds of the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum.
- The Amazon show The Boys is doing another activation with chef Ludo Lefebvre this week, reports LA Weekly. That means seven days of one-off sandwiches and cocktails at both Petit Trois locations.
- Badmaash is reopening its Downtown dining room for dinner service on September 1.