A friends and family-only opening is underway at the Clark Street Diner in Hollywood. The former 101 Coffee Shop space, now taken over by Zack Hall on Clark Street, still sports the retro cubicles and stone walls, along with an old and new collection of breakfast to lunch staples. Expect a full public opening on November 29.
A familiar face leaves Austin
Chef Esdras Ochoa (Salazar, Mexicali) has closed his Austin, Texas Reunión 19 restaurant after less than two years, reports Eater Austin. The East Austin restaurant was a collaboration between Ochoa and Christopher Haydostian, with the latter telling Eater that labor shortages, landlord issues, and rising costs of goods led to the decision to close.
Brazilian Steakhouse on Thanksgiving Day
H&H Brazilian Steakhouse in downtown LA will be open for Thanksgiving Day, serving an all-you-can-eat menu from noon to 10 p.m. that includes tons of red meat as well as turkey and traditional Thanksgiving sides.
Difficulties in Koreatown
Ongoing supply chain issues in the wake of the pandemic have disrupted virtually every facet of life, including mom and pop restaurants in Koreatown, LAist reports. Meet some of the operators caught between paying more for the same goods, raising prices for customers, and scaring off longtime (and price-sensitive) regulars.
Sunset dessert parties
The Fred Segal location on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood is hosting a series of dessert-focused holiday pop-ups this season, starting with Laroolou on Nov. 27. Future events include Giovanni’s Tiramisu, Domi and Flouring LA.