Daniel Patterson Makes Moves in California and More Chef News Out West
In Los Angeles, Daniel Patterson confirmed plans to bring his San Francisco-based Alta to West Adams next year. Brooke Williamson started scooping at her new Small Batch Ice Cream shop in Mar Vista. Corporation Food Hall made its downtown debut, featuring vendors like Tacos Tu Madre, Poke2Go and Buddha Belly. Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis reopened Bestia following a fire. Sapor brings tapas and cocktails to Koreatown later this month. When the Kimpton La Peer Hotel debuts this year in West Hollywood, it will contain an Italian restaurant called Viale dei Romani; Casey Lane serves as chef. Michael Mina revealed the name, Calamari, of his upcoming coastal Italian restaurant at the Beverly Center. Cocina Condesa has closed.
In the Bay Area, Tom Silargorn (Lers Ros) focused on Northeastern Thai cuisine for his newest effort, Esan Classic. Carlos Altamirano (La Costanera) brings his Peruvian chops to Lafayette with Barranco on September 15. Foxsister is a Korean restaurant and bar due later this month in the Mission. October 7 marks the end for Michael Mina’s famed RN74. Shabuway and Men Oh Tokushima Ramen both closed in the Inner Richmond. The Periodic Table, a taproom and sake bar, opened at Public Market Emeryville from Jake Freed and Hiroko Nakamura (Shiba Ramen).
In Portland, Urban Restaurant Group christens Carlita’s: Tacos, Tequila, and Whiskey September 18. Eric and Karen Bowler (Tube, Fortune) are looking to add to their empire with a bar called Maxwell.
In Seattle, 85°C Bakery landed its second outpost in Lynnwood. Brian Clevenger closed Contadino and Pizzeria Contadino after only six months.
In Las Vegas, Jay Bogsinske (Saint Marc) went modern American at Tivoli Village with Hamptons. The Dapper Doughnut got frying in the MGM Grand. Mike Minor exited Chica to return to Border Grill.
In San Diego, Lucha Libre is set to bring its tacos to North County for its next location.
In Denver, Ginger & Baker soon sweetens up Fort Collins. Jared Leonard (The Budlong Hot Chicken) is opening Au Feu Montreal Smoked Meats at Zeppelin Station later this year.