Yojimbo delivers donburi and izakaya nights to Fairfax


A collaborative new Fairfax restaurant is serving donburi and Japanese American fare from two veteran L.A. chefs. Yojimbo opened in late July with takeout company from a walkup window. On Sept. 7 the group will entirely open up with indoor dining and, quickly following, will offer you an izakaya menu on Friday and Saturday evenings. (Japanese breakfast on weekends will come afterwards.) Co-cooks Keisuke Akabori (formerly of Spago and Saison) and Chris Ono (previously of Providence, Eleven Madison Park and Mori Sushi) are serving rice bowls with toppings these types of as sashimi, grilled totally free-array hen and braised beef, furthermore little plates this kind of as wings, miso-butter corn, and tofu with bonito. Open up 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday.

426 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 782-8331, toasttab.com/yojimbo

Rumba Kitchen area

The crew behind the Triple Risk foodstuff truck is opening a bricks-and-mortar Boricua cafe in Tiny Tokyo. Rumba Kitchen area, established to open Aug. 28 in Weller Court, will feature some of homeowners George and Omayra Dakis’ most well known dishes from their Puerto Rican food truck, including mofongo, as effectively as new dishes like the complete fried Caribbean pink snapper with jicama coleslaw. A new brunch service will give fried hen with plantain waffles and a mallorca-bread just take on a Monte Cristo sandwich. Rumba Kitchen area will be open up Thursday to Sunday and continue being open up right up until 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

123 Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka St., Device #204, Los Angeles, (323) 507-6404, rumbakitchen.com

A bowl of spicy beef soup

Koreatown’s Hodori cafe, with dishes these as spicy beef soup, is headed to a strip shopping mall in Eagle Rock.

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Hodori Korean Delicacies

Korean cafe Hodori strategies to open a new area in Eagle Rock. Not like the Koreatown restaurant, the new outpost will not be open up 24 several hours a day, and it will element a much more pared-down menu of Hodori’s bulgogi, stews, dumplings and stir-frys. The Eagle Rock restaurant is expected to open in September.

7315 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, hodori247.com


Worldwide culinary pop-up series Gelinaz! is returning to Los Angeles on Aug. 29. Los Angeles Times 2021 Cafe of the 12 months Phenakite will host the L.A. end for the throughout the world evening meal party. Phenakite and Porridge + Puffs chef-owner Minh Phan will be joined by Alta Adams’ Daniel Patterson and Keith Corbin Orsa and Winston and Bar Amá’s Josef Centeno Perilla L.A.’s Jihee Kim and Taco Maria’s Carlos Salgado for a fantastic-dining 9-course tasting menu. Tickets are $295 per human being.

1370 N. St. Andrews Location, Los Angeles, silentvoices.gelinaz.com, exploretock.com/phenakite

Shrimp on skewers from Greekman's

Freedman’s Thursday-to-Saturday summer pop-up, Greekman’s, has prolonged via October.

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Greekman’s prolonged

Freedman’s restaurant in Silver Lake is extending its Greek-foods summer months pop-up, Greekman’s — with a menu of souvlaki, salads, hummus, pita and Greek natural wines — through October. In addition to the extension, Greekman’s recently released to-go household-type meals, bottles of wine and a la carte dishes by way of Tock.

2619 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, (213) 500-0916, greekmansla.com

Smorgasburg BBQ Day

Weekly foodstuff festival Smorgasburg L.A. will host its fifth annual barbecue event on Aug. 29, collecting a handful of L.A.’s leading pitmasters at ROW DTLA in the Arts District. This year’s members incorporate A’s BBQ, Flatpoint Barbecue, Smoke Queen Barbecue, Edna Jane’s BBQ and Rubie L.A., with return appearances by past Smorgasburg sellers Hideous Drum and Moo’s Craft Barbecue. Current Smorgasburg suppliers will be giving barbecue specials, these as Goat Mafia’s complete-roasted child goat, for the function. Entry is free, with meals accessible for invest in. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

777 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles, la.smorgasburg.com