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NYC chef Le Coucou opens restaurant in downtown Los Angeles in August

Chef Daniel Rose is taking over the Hoxton Hotel’s ground floor food and beverage menus this summer, which includes a restaurant, lobby lounge and coffee stand. The Illinois-born French chef is best known for his Michelin-starred restaurant Le Coucou in New York City, which serves upscale traditional French cuisine. The future concept of Rose in Los Angeles Basque Coffee brings French-style Basque cuisine to the city centre; the restaurant promises to be less fussy than Le Coucou both in terms of food and atmosphere. The menu will emphasize wood-fired cooking, seasonal ingredients and local seafood.

The arrival of Café Basque was orchestrated by Boka Restaurant Group, who runs Girl & the Goat in Chicago and LA with chef Stephanie Izard. Earlier this year, the group opened the Peruvian concept Cabra d’Izard on the roof of the Hoxton. Rose currently resides in Paris where he oversees two restaurants (La Bourse and La Vie, Chez La Vieille) which he opened before bringing Le Coucou to the United States in 2016. The chef is expected to open a French brasserie in Chicago later this year with Boka Restaurant Group.

Actress Molly Shannon loves Craig’s, Canter’s and more

In an interview with Los Angeles Magazine, funny lady Molly Shannon powers many Los Angeles restaurants. Her favorites include Farmshop in Brentwood for breakfast, Sanamluang Cafe in Hollywood for Thai food, Craig’s in West Hollywood for birthday parties and many more. Read the interview here.

Bestia and Bavel alum run Los Alamos restaurant

Cameron Ingle was recently named executive chief of Pico at the Los Alamos General Store – a restaurant, bar and wine retail space located at 458 Bell Street in Los Alamos. Before moving to the Santa Ynez Valley, Ingle spent time in the kitchens of Bestia and Bavel in Los Angeles, and recently participated in the chef-in-residence program at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in New York. Ingle’s new menu sources most of the ingredients within a 60-mile radius of the restaurant. Discover the dinner menu here.

Soupless ramen special at Jinya Ramen Bar

Bar Jinya Ramen (Studio City, Burbank, Santa Monica, Downtown) are introducing no-broth ramen in time for summer. Each bowl of spicy maze-men includes thick noodles simmered in bonito aioli and topped with pork chashu, kimchi, a seasoned egg, onions and seaweed.

Pitmaster pop-ups at Moo’s Craft Barbecue

Moo’s Craft Barbecue’s celebrates its first anniversary in Lincoln Heights by hosting guest pitmasters throughout June. To find Flat tip barbecue Sunday, June 5; Heritage BBQ Saturday, June 12; Zef BBQ Saturday, June 18; and Priedity Saturday, June 25.

Cory E. Barnes

The author Cory E. Barnes