Plus a new chef in Santa Monica, and eggs in Orange County. Party with the ponies!!!
Neal and Amy Knoll Fraser’s gorgeous Redbird restaurant is hosting a blowout Kentucky Derby party in Downtown next month. The May 5 session will include appropriate hatwear, a live bluegrass band, and a viewing space right out in the restaurant’s large garden. Of course, chef Neal will also be doing up a special menu for the night, with tickets going for $40 a head.
Bar director Tobin Shea has also revamped the restaurant’s entire cocktail collection to match the theme, offering a new collection of drinks under the Triple Crown moniker that are meant to tell the history of horse racing over time. That menu is available now, and runs through mid-July.
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Broken Yolk grows
San Diego’s popular Broken Yolk is expanding, landing a new location up in Costa Mesa soon. The popular breakfast and brunch spot will open this summer with a mostly-outdoor dining setup at the Mesa Verde Center at 2701 Harbor Boulevard.
Another one steps up
There’s a new chef de cuisine running the show over at Rustic Canyon in Santa Monica these days. It’s Andy Doubrava, a former executive chef out of New York City who has now been with the team a couple of years, and is stepping up to take charge while Jeremy Fox begins work on his restaurant Birdie G’s.
See you Teamorrow
There’s a new boba and tea shop open in South Pasadena, and it’s called Teamorrow. The casual, neon-lit space was designed by House of Honey and comes complete with a cloudy wallscape, bright white decor, and touches of greenery — to say nothing of the boba and milk teas available. 1005 Mission Street, South Pasadena.
There’s a big dinner going down on Saturday, April 28 at the Terranea Resort in the South Bay. The $135 affair is part farm-to-table meal, part wellness experience, with diners being walked through multiple courses alongside a certified Ayurvedic practitioner.
All Time x wine
The new All Time in Los Feliz is now pushing into the wine dinner world, hosting a meal on May 9 with Dani Rozman of La Onda Wine. The $100 event includes a family-style meal and plenty of pours.
Looks like Beverly Hills mainstay Momed is officially turning eight this year, and to celebrate ownership is doing a reduced-price three-course menu for two people, as well as a prix fixe brunch option with bottomless mimosas. Check out the menu of options below, as the deal runs through April 22.