Mastro’s Ocean Club, the more seafood-focused version of the famed Beverly Hills steakhouse, has opened a 350-seat branch with an outdoor dining area that overlooks Crypto.com Arena at LA Live. Given its prime location, the upscale seafood restaurant and steakhouse is likely to be a popular pre- and post-event dining destination, as well as a bustling convention/spending account venue. Like other Mastro locations, there will be live music in the Piano Lounge to accompany raw bar selections, premium steaks, lobster mashed potatoes and the famous warm butter cake from the restaurant. Executive Chef Marcus Andrade oversees the kitchen while Robert Sprindler will serve as General Manager. Hours are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Korea’s First Barbecue Syndicate
Genwa Korean BBQ, which has locations in Beverly Hills, Mid-Wilshire and Downtown, has formed a union, reports LAist, who writes that restaurant workers are the first to organize at a private Korean restaurant in the United States. Genwa was forced to pay a $2 million fine for wage theft and labor rights violations in 2020. With 325 waiters, dishwashers and cooks in the union, the organization will prevent this kind of situation from happening again. reproduce.
About Korean BBQ in Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Times has a story about how the city’s desire to phase out natural gas in buildings could affect Korean barbecues and Asian restaurants that use woks. Restaurant owners say gas stoves and woks are essential for cooking food, whether in the kitchen or on tables. LA City Council has passed a motion banning gas appliances in new residential and commercial buildings by 2023.
More bread at McCall’s
Jyan Isaac Bread now distributes its loaves at McCall’s Meat and Fish in Santa Monica on Montana Avenue Wednesday through Saturday, giving one of the Westside’s best bakeries greater reach.
The fundamental replacement
Westside reporter Toddrickallen said a new restaurant called The French Way is coming to the former Fundamental LA space in Westwood, aiming to open June 15.
Taco inflation is real
Reddit users are mocking Tito’s taco price hike, which now starts at $4 each without cheese and goes up to $5.10 including his signature shredded cheese, from just over $2 there. just a few years old, as proof that inflation is really happening. Consider, however, that Tito’s now accepts credit cards, which it didn’t in the past, and pays workers above minimum wage. Oh, and every order continues to come with free fries and salsa.