Plus Bruce Kalman does dinner, and a new local-ish cooking show
A new Blade Runner-themed bar aims to keep LA’s love of limited pop-up nostalgia alive. Per TimeOut LA, the upcoming Downtown bar is to be called Nexus 2019, and lands in November of this year to coincide with the year depicted in the original dystopian film. Expect a steep $82 entry fee, though that does come with a single cocktail and some swag.
Chef Bruce Kalman is going old school with an Italian red sauce feast at AR Cucina in Culver City next week. The Monday event runs $60 per person and includes tax and tip, with a menu that runs from spaghetti and pork meatballs to garlic bread, eggplant parm, and beyond. There will also be gluten-free options available, and hopeful diners can make reservations on OpenTable.
Dave Beran’s Dialogue is still turning out all new dishes for its nightly tasting menu. The latest batch of bites has recently arrived to capture the spring/summer/autumn changes; check out a couple of images below.
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And so it begins… SSA19 (spring/summer/autumn 2019) launched last night with a tremendous amount of excitement from our team. . Two dishes from the pass last night •the first is a dish from our chef de cuisine @randall.prudden showcasing a single ingredient- onion, in its many forms, a concept that we explore three times in this menu. •The second is a course revolving around the idea of oysters – oyster leaf and flower, oyster root, oyster mushrooms… all things vegetal oyster, it’s a simple but explosive salad to wake up the palate early in the menu. . Minor changes to come, as well as some proper pictures…
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Coming in August
Food Network’s latest cooking competition show Family Restaurant Rivals will feature a slew of well-known local guest judges, including Ray Garcia, Jason Fullilove, Bricia Lopez, Antonia Lofaso, and more.
Three Weavers is popping up at Astro Doughnuts in Santa Monica this weekend, doing a full tap takeover of their Inglewood brews. Who doesn’t like beer and doughnuts as a combination?
All one can eat
The world gyoza eating competition is back on this year, meaning thousands of fans will flock to see Joey Chestnut and others try to down as many gyoza as possible in just a few minutes. This year’s event goes down August 17 at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center.
For the kids
Milk Bar is hosting a kid-friendly baking class on July 26 at its Melrose location. The one-hour event is meant for those between the ages of 3 and 12, and runs $35 a head.
And the adults
Speaking of baking, here comes East Hollywood’s Friends & Family with a new baking apprenticeship program. The goal is to take novice home or commercial bakers and allow them to work with the team for eight full weeks, learning both bread and pasty for at least 20 hours per week. Sounds like a dream for the right motivated person.
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Friends & Family is excited to announce the start of The Friends & Family Baking Apprenticeship. Join our baking team for eight weeks and learn first-hand what it’s like to work in both our pastry and bread departments. This is a unique opportunity to get on the job training and mentorship. This quarterly position is open to all skill levels. You must be able to commit to the eight week program at 20 hours a week. This is a paid temporary position. A job offer is not guaranteed upon completion of The Friends & Family Apprenticeship. We are now accepting letters of interest for the Fall Apprenticeship (starts early September). Email firstname.lastname@example.org and share why you’d like to join our team. Deadline is July 31st. . . . . . #futurebakers #strongbakersproudbakers #wholegrains #pastry #bread #lamination #morningpastries #apprenticeship #madebyhand #bakerylife
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Source: Eater LA – All – Farley Elliott