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A Field-Level Nightclub Opens Inside Inglewood’s SoFi NFL Stadium

Plus, Proof Bakery transitions to a worker-owned cooperative, and weariness around anti-mask behavior on the Westside

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A rendering of a new nightclub that looks out, at field level, onto an NFL stadium.
A rendering of Bootys Bellows at SoFi Stadium.
H.Wood Group
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Busy Los Angeles nightclub Bootsy Bellows is opening a new location right at field level inside of SoFi Stadium on September 12. As the above rendering shows, the club — brought to life by H.Wood Group co-founders John Terzian and Brian Toll — is part lounge, part cocktail bar, and part nearly-on-the-grass viewing area for this season’s NFL games. And, this being Bootsy Bellows, there will also be a DJ booth, areas to dance, and food on offer for all Rams games this season. The 2,000-square-foot project has 24 seats that look right out onto the field and carries an 80-person capacity on game day.

In other news:

  • A new boutique hotel called Alsace LA will open soon in West Adams, per Travel & Leisure. The upscale destination will also feature a ramen-ya restaurant from CIM Group chef Danny Elmaleh.
  • The newest Sweetgreen is now open at 100 Promenade Way in Westlake Village. This all-outdoor location is much more intimate, with only 34 open-air patio seats.
  • It’s an ice cream party at Dear Bella Creamery (formerly Cocobella Creamery), 1253 Vine Street in Hollywood. The plant-based party goes down on Sunday, September 5.
  • LA Magazine has details on the Mama’s Shawarma truck, a newer outfit run by two Syrian refugees in Glendale.
  • Here’s the Crudo e Nudo team on the Westside with a thoughtful response to an anti-mask incident that went down at the restaurant recently. It’s of particular resonance now because of the increasingly vitriolic anti-mask/anti-vax sentiments around the country, and shows just how difficult it can be for weary restaurant workers to successfully navigate it all. Give the whole post a read.
  • The Proof Bakery team in Atwater Village has decided to transition into a worker-owned cooperative model, meaning employees who participate will have a say in both the direction of the business and its profits. Longtime Proof owner Na Young Ma is transitioning to a more advisory role on the company’s newly formed board of directors. Read more in the Instagram post below.