Earlier this week, the Downtown-based firm filed plans with the City of Los Angeles to demolish its longtime Chinatown headquarters and replace it with a mixed-use complex. The proposed development at 1201 N. Broadway would consist of a podium-style building containing 124 residential units, 8,700 square feet of ground-floor retail space and underground parking.
On November 5, Stones Throw Records will hold a festival in its hometown Los Angeles celebrating its 20-year anniversary. It will take place at Highland Park, and it’s free. The festival is a part of the Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in L.A. series. The performers include label founder Peanut Butter Wolf, Common, Dâm-Funk, Karriem Riggins, Homeboy Sandman, Mndsgn, Mild High Club, Gabriel Garzon-Montano, J. Rocc, and more.
Big news for fans of Eddie Huang, the media-friendly New York City chef behind Baohaus: soon enough, he’ll be landing in Los Angeles. News finally solidified today that Huang will indeed be coming to the booming Far East Plaza, taking over the now-shuttered Pok Pok Phat Thai space right next to Howlin’ Ray's. Huang himself confirms the move, telling Eater:
Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, the San Francisco bakery known for its croissant-muffin hybrid called the cruffin, has opened a location in Highland Park. Expect plenty of laminated dough, cookies and cakes. And in case you’re wondering, the Los Angeles location does feature the bakery’s signature “I got baked” sign
Crammed inside of the 200-square-foot Burgerlords kitchen, Otium restaurant’s chef Timothy Hollingsworth is assembling a burger with eel and shishito peppers. This is not normal for Burgerlords. This is not normal for Hollingsworth.
Chinatown’s drinking scene is set for a serious boost thanks to the Eastside Establishment team. They’re the folks behind every operation from Covell to L&E Oyster Bar to Augustine Wine Bar in the Valley, and this time around they’re doling out dual concepts not far from one another.
TThe renaissance of L.A.’s Chinatown, which began a few years ago when chefs Roy Choi and Andy Ricker opened restaurants in the neighborhood and is continuing as the Far East Plaza becomes a culinary destination, is adding drinks to all that great food. Three bars are coming to the northeast part of Chinatown: a speak-easy, a wine and beer bar, and a local brewery.