Plus a pork-centric San Gabriel Valley restaurant, and Nightshade news
That pizza life
Pizza is all the rage in Los Angeles right now, but there’s still not an over-saturation of old school French bread pizza around town. The low-key throwback is reminiscent of childhood after school pizza memories, much like the crunchy mozzarella sticks now on the menu at Paperboy Pizza in Santa Monica. The next place to get French bread pizza is at Highly Likely in West Adams, when food writer Karen Palmer’s Pain Pizza will show up for a Saturday evening bake. No reservation are required for the November 10 event, just get there after 4 p.m. for French bread pizzas done on Bub & Grandma’s baguettes, plus sides like chopped salad and tiramisu.
A new flagship
Hudson House restaurant has been going strong for ten full years, and to celebrate the milestone owners Brooke Williamson and Nick Roberts have done a refresh of the interior and overhauled the Redondo Beach mainstay’s menu. Don’t worry, it’s still just as mellow and approachable as ever.
Speaking of Top Chef alums, Mei Lin is hiring up for her new Arts District project Nightshade. Interested parties can apply directly.
Too much meat
There’s a new restaurant to know about at the Westfield Santa Anita. It’s called Porkfolio (yes, really) and as one might guess the focus is on a variety of cuts and marinades of pork for traditional Korean BBQ grilling. Expect an official opening on Monday, November 26.
No longer public
Linden Public has closed in Long Beach, reports the Long Beach Post. The shutter marks the fourth such closure in the area in a relatively short amount of time, and means diners looking for Linden Public’s North African-inspired dishes will have to search elsewhere.