Grimaldi’s charcoal pizza operation, which started out as a one-stop shop in New York City, has quietly shut down its premier West Coast location in El Segundo. The East Coast Registry had been in the resort town near LAX since 2014 before suddenly shutting down in late September. Shortly after, the company sent a little notice to its rewards members saying that its new Santa Monica takeout outlet at 2501 Colorado Avenue would be “available soon.”
Asked for comment, Grimaldi representatives said the shutdown was “purely a business decision”, adding that they “are very grateful for the support of the community of El Segundo over the years and appreciate every member of the Grimaldi family. , including our guests “. The next closest location for Grimaldi’s, meanwhile, is Las Vegas.
Meat and fire meet
A study of fire returns to Terra, Italy in Century City. The open fire cooking event series returns with Chef Norberto Piattoni on Wednesday October 20 offering a variety of charred and smoked meats and products and side dishes.
A slew of new faces around Los Angeles
The event space and La Venta Inn property in Palos Verdes have officially reopened and are now overseen by Meg Walker of Made by Meg Catering. Meanwhile, West Hollywood hotels (Chamberlain West Hollywood, Montrose West Hollywood, The Park Suite Hotel, the Grafton on Sunset) have handed the executive chef reins to longtime San Francisco chef Jason Moniz. Erin Reynolds will serve as the group’s general food and beverage manager and has previously worked at places like the Parker in Palm Springs. At AOC (Brentwood and West Hollywood), Ligia Rossi is now the group’s pastry chef.
Greek Scoops in Downtown LA
Ellenos Greek Yogurt pops up at the Grand Central Market throughout the month, Friday through Sunday in October with its own spoon cart serving up flavors like pumpkin pie, marionberry, and more.
Deli talk to Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles weather talks about Jewish deli meats as part of his ongoing podcast series called The Times. The podcast is hosted by Gustavo Arellano and features guests Rob Eshman from Cheeky and Megan Tucker, chef at Mort & Betty’s vegan Jewish grocery store.
A good burger for Culver City
Monty’s Good Burger has opened a new neon-tinted location in the heart of Culver City. The fast and casual all-vegan eatery lands at 3849 Main Street with its usual menu of burgers, fries, and toddlers, plus a new Charlie’s faux chicken sandwich.
Sudden loss in West Adams
Sommelier Ruben Morancy, who oversaw the beverage side of Alta and Adams Wine Shop (and previously was Coi’s wine director in San Francisco), has died. See below for a thoughtful tribute from Chef Alta Keith Corbin.