Tag: los angeles

Independents

How World-Renowned Tartine Bakery Tackled Its Most Ambitious Project Yet

3 years ago

Tartine Bakery has been a San Francisco staple since 2002, but now it’s a global brand, with seven locations around the world. Here’s how (and why) it tackled its largest and most ambitious project to date: an expansive 40,000-square-foot bakery, cafe, and restaurant complex in Los Angeles.

Independents

How a Chef Tackles Two Years of Opening Delays

3 years ago

When a one-year build-out turns into two or even three, chefs and restaurateurs have plenty to do to stay busy, but they also need to keep the momentum and buzz going before its debut. Here’s how chef Jessica Largey stayed focused on getting Simone opened in L.A.

Independents

Interview: Wes Avila Permanently Parks Guerrilla Tacos in LA

3 years ago

The road from taco stand to truck to brick-and-mortar location is paved with lessons about hard work, creative thinking, and really good timing.

Operations

When’s the Right Time to Call in a Restaurant Consultant?

4 years ago

Admitting you need outside help is never easy for a chef or restaurateur, especially within the first year of business. But with the right advice and guidance from a trusted source, the payoffs were huge for one small Los Angeles restaurant.

Operations

How Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne’s Lucques Group Took on the Hollywood Bowl

4 years ago

Running successful restaurants in Los Angeles for decades is a feat on its own, but running food and beverage at an 18,000-person venue takes something special.

People

April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman Aim for a Late-Night Crowd at New L.A. Restaurant

4 years ago

New York's Spotted Pig and San Francisco's Tosca Cafe do well at attracting a late-night, industry crowd. Will be interesting to watch how this translates to a town known for its exclusivity and in-crowd.