Friday, June 21, 2019

Eat Eclectic! LA's New Eateries, Pop Ups & Foodie Faves

There’s always something new to discover in the burgeoning Los Angeles food scene! Beyond the passing parade of restaurant openings, foodies can feast on an eclectic menu of tempting tasting festivals, piquant pop-ups, daring themed experiences, all-you-can-eat extravaganzas, and more! So whet your appetite and get ready to savor LA’s exciting new eateries, pop ups and foodie faves.

glow in the dark ramen

Glow in the Dark Ramen Experience Yamashiro 1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068

July 3-21 After serving 1000+ bowls of lumen ramen at its debut in Atlanta, is bringing their eye-popping Glow in the Dark Ramen Experience to LA! The world’s first glow-in-the-dark ramen shop, Nakamura-ke Mobile Kitchen is a mobile dining experience showcasing high-end glow-in-the-dark food and cocktails created by award-winning chefs and designers. Unlike a typical bar or club, the Nakamura-ke {House of Nakamura} is a totally immersive dining experience including theatrics, storytelling, art, and folklore.

the manufactory

The Manufactory ROW DTLA 757 S Alameda St Suite 160, Los Angeles, CA 90021

The Manufactory is a collaboration between acclaimed chefs Elisabeth Prueitt and Chad Robertson of San Francisco’s iconic Tartine Bakery, and Chris Bianco of Phoenix’s legendary Pizzeria Bianco. The project includes Tartine Bianco – an all-day cafe; a bakery; The Market, where you can find specialty food items like Neal’s Yard Dairy cheeses, Bianco di’Napoli canned tomatoes, dried pastas and other housewares; Ice Cream + Coffee Window, a walk up for coffee, pastries and ice cream; Alameda Supper Club, a dinner-only restaurant; and The Alameda Cocktail Club. The three chefs, all James Beard Foundation Award-winners and noted experts in their respective disciplines, are collaborating on all aspects of the project and together creating something truly unique and original for you to savor and enjoy!

pain pizza

Pain Pizza Pop Up Birds and Bees 207 S Broadway, B Los Angeles, CA 90012

June 28 Pain Pizza is popping up at our favorite speakeasy, Birds and Bees, in the heart of Chinatown! The brainchlld of food writer Karen Palmer, the idea is simple: to take the French bread pizza we loved as kids and make it better using good ingredients, such as baguettes from local bakery Bub & Grandma’s, and sauce made from California-grown Bianco DiNapoli tomatoes. The bar’s cocktail wizards have created a special Lambrusco cocktail garnished with pepperoni, oregano and lime to accompany the French bread pizzas. Check the Pain Pizza website for future pop up dates and locations.


Shaquille’s 800 W Olympic Blvd Suite A150, Los Angeles, CA 90015

The legendary former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal recently opened his namesake restaurant Shaquille’s at LA Live. Shaquille’s is an upscale casual restaurant specializing in Southern cuisine and service with personality. The menu focuses on farm fresh produce and features his signature fried chicken. Shaquille’s curated beverage program includes a wine vault, local draft beers, and hand-crafted cocktails with an emphasis on bourbons and whiskeys. Situated in the heart of L.A. LIVE, the space features an enclosed private patio surrounding the main entrance with a modern, upbeat vibe that transforms guests’ experiences from day to night. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner with extended lounge hours.


DineLA. Restaurant Week Various locations

July 12-26 Eat your way across LA! dineL.A. Restaurant Week is a 15 day dining event that takes place twice a year. The largest restaurant week in the country, dineLA showcases Los Angeles as a premier dining destination, while highlighting the diversity of culinary experiences L.A. has to offer. Enjoy special lunch and dinner menus at more than 400 restaurants, including recent arrivals like Tartine Bianco, Alameda Supper Club, and Atrium. There are no tickets or passes required. Simply dine out at a participating restaurant, ask for the dineL.A. Restaurant Week menu, and try a new dish or enjoy an old favorite. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.


Nightshade 923 E 3rd St #109, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Taking up residence in DTLA’s Arts District, Nightshade is a flagship concept and first restaurant for Top Chef winner Mei Lin, along with partners Francis Miranda and Cyrus Batchan of No.8. This highly anticipated project draws from the culmination of Lin’s personal culinary history of helping her parents and extended families in their Chinese restaurants as a child in Detroit. With its unique menu and creative craft cocktail program, this relative newcomer promises to fit well into the fabric of the neighborhood’s eclectic and artistic ethos.


Fogo de Chão 800 S Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90017

Bring your appetite for this sumptuous, all-you-can-eat Brazilian steakhouse, just a short walk from LA Live and Staples Center. Serious carnivores can get their protein fix with the full authentic churrasco experience, including market table and Feijoada bar, a traditional Brazilian stew. The interior incorporates contemporary Brazilian architectural design with modern imagery, and elements that pay homage to gaucho traditions and the restaurant’s Southern Brazilian roots. The spacious main dining room is complemented with distinctive private dining and a lively bar area, known as Bar Fogo.

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