pasadena resto bars – Holly Street Bar And Grill http://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/ Sun, 31 Jul 2022 11:18:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2.png pasadena resto bars – Holly Street Bar And Grill http://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/ 32 32 Why does this sports bar in Texas look like a convenience store? https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/why-does-this-sports-bar-in-texas-look-like-a-convenience-store/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/why-does-this-sports-bar-in-texas-look-like-a-convenience-store/ With more than 30 food stores in the Galveston/Houston area, Motu Food Mart owner Atul Jain hopes to expand the brand with more locations, including one in Clear Lake. And he plans to add more locations for a concept he has found success with through Motu’s Hangout, an entity in a former convenience store on […]]]>

With more than 30 food stores in the Galveston/Houston area, Motu Food Mart owner Atul Jain hopes to expand the brand with more locations, including one in Clear Lake.

And he plans to add more locations for a concept he has found success with through Motu’s Hangout, an entity in a former convenience store on Spencer Highway in La Porte that combines the sale of drunk driving with a sports bar. sat.

At this site, Jain had originally converted the car wash of an existing gas station into a kind of beer garden, offering craft beers and wine to take away.

At the end of 2021, he decided to renovate the entire property, transforming the interior of the gas station into a sports bar.

“This is the first of its kind (for the Pasadena/La Porte area),” he said.

There are already sports bars and drink shops with drive-thru, but not combined in one place, Jain said.

Another Motu Food Mart is being planned in Clear Lake near Ellington Airport. Jain has also started construction of a new roadhouse.

Motu’s Hangout features a full bar stocked with craft, draft and imported beers, wine and cocktails. It also offers a hookah lounge, live sports broadcasts and karaoke.

“I wanted to bring something different for the simple purpose of helping people spend meaningful time with each other,” Jain said. “The turnout was great.”

Motu’s also opens its space for community events, such as most recently, a family’s tribute to a loved one who passed away. The Deer Park and La Porte chambers of commerce have organized several events there.

For those curious about the name, Jain explained that Motu was a beloved dog, immortalized with a logo resembling the Motu Food Mart on Space Center and Crenshaw in Pasadena.

What: Motu’s Lair

Address: 8320 Spencer Highway, La Porte 77571

Website: https://bit.ly/3A7Oyeh

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Modernizing the bar kitchen in Studio City – one killer quesadilla at a time https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/modernizing-the-bar-kitchen-in-studio-city-one-killer-quesadilla-at-a-time/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/modernizing-the-bar-kitchen-in-studio-city-one-killer-quesadilla-at-a-time/ When Jeff Strauss opened a sandwich shop in the back of a Highland Park liquor store in late 2019, his menu inspired a loyal following, even though the restaurant was only open four hours a day, six days a week. Strauss, a former TV writer and supervising producer of “Friends,” is a self-taught chef who […]]]>

When Jeff Strauss opened a sandwich shop in the back of a Highland Park liquor store in late 2019, his menu inspired a loyal following, even though the restaurant was only open four hours a day, six days a week.

Strauss, a former TV writer and supervising producer of “Friends,” is a self-taught chef who has earned a reputation among friends and family for his home Super Bowl parties. The cuisine of his deli, which he named Jeff’s Table, reflects the flavors of his Jewish upbringing, the Greater Los Angeles area and its employees.

During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jeff’s Table’s popularity skyrocketed. Customers have become ardent fans of certain sandwiches, qualifying them as if they were choosing their favorite character from a TV show: among them, the turkey yuzu kosho, brined in citrus fruits and served with a green chili aioli and peppery arugula ; a miso-crusted roast beef sandwich with horseradish cream; and – perhaps the most popular – the Dirty Baby, a melted turkey salad with crispy shallots, crispy chili and shiso-marinated red onion.

Now, Strauss has set his sights on Studio City’s Oy Bar, bringing the Jeff’s Table sensibility to his bar kitchen.

The Oy Burger includes Pt. Reyes Toma cheese, homemade hoisin ketchup, lettuce, red onion, cilantro, Persian cucumber, Dijon — and a sesame “holla” bun.

(Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times)

Oy Bar, formerly known as Oyster House, opened in 1972 and remains a neighborhood staple, doing business next to an auto service store in a low-key San Fernando Valley strip mall on Moorpark Street. Walk through the matte black door and you’ll likely notice salty musk permeating the air. Thousands and thousands of oysters have been shucked inside this space, and the ghosts of $10 Boilermakers, spilled booze, seafood and frying oil have created their own ecosystem sustainable.

The wooden railing that lines the edge of the bar is so cozy and familiar that you could, as I imagine many people have, take an uninterrupted nap on it. Deep ramen bowls and large oval plates line the cabinets at the end of the bar, perhaps a sign that portions will be generous. It’s a friendly place to lie down and have a drink, a place where Strauss and his team thought there was an opportunity to modernize the traditional bar kitchen.

Oy Bar was not an unknown space for Strauss; it’s the first place he cooked and sold his food professionally. A friend who had been to a few of the Super Bowl parties “was having a comedy night there, when it was Oyster House, and she threw my name out to start doing pop-ups in the kitchen,” said he declared. Strauss spent two months serving Reubens, salads, chicken wings, crispy chicken sandwiches and pickle platters to bar patrons. It all went so well that the bar owner approached him about another space — Flask, the liquor store in Highland Park where Jeff’s Table operates.

A man pours a drink into a glass.

Bartender Aaron Siak serves a Pretty Boy cocktail at Oy Bar.

(Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times)

Flask doesn’t have a full kitchen, so Strauss and his team were making the sandwich next door at the Mr. Holmes Bakehouse (now the Kitchen Mouse Cafe). When the pandemic hit, however, the bakery closed and they returned to Studio City to marinate, smoke, brine and braise.

The recent opening of Oy Bar was an opportunity for Strauss to finally open his personal cooking lab to the public.

Salt and grease are the hallmarks of good bar food, and Oy’s dishes stick to your ribs and fill your gut. The yaki onigiri ($8), a grilled rice ball with smoked salmon, fresh dill, sour cream, red onion, miso butter and gravy all, is deliciously hot and dirty. Strauss’ signature pastrami is the star of a killer quesadilla ($17). His beef brisket, brined with Sichuan pepper and star anise (among other aromatics), is stuffed in a flour tortilla with Comté cheese and encrusted on a platter with Gruyère cheese and jalapeño.

The Oy Bar Burger ($16) is thick, not mashed, and comes served with melted Toma cheese, cilantro, cucumber, and hoisin ketchup. Strauss’ pork cutlet, soon to be added to the menu, is breaded with sweet breadcrumbs and served with bitter garlic leaves and pork jus. Even the ice cream cookie sandwich ($7) is seasoned with salt and ground chili.

Strauss developed his menus with chef Kenya Bovey, formerly of AOC, Hearth & Hound, Lindy and Grundy and McCall’s Meats and Fish.

A bowl of ramen with mushrooms, eggs, green onions and a ball of matzo.

Oy Bar’s matzo ball ramen is served with green onions, roasted maitake mushrooms, ong-choy greens, jammy soy egg, chashu pork and crispy chili.

(Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times)

“I was looking for someone with more restaurant experience than me, who was willing to work with someone who had a lot less than them,” Strauss said, and he found Bovey to be the perfect fit. a self-taught chef.

Their sensibilities, Strauss added, have always been aligned. “The first day Kenya came to work at the deli, I asked them if they wanted to play with the burrata. I thought it would be cool to treat it like soft tofu, and that’s when we clicked in. The result was a soft burrata “tofu” dish with soy and shichimi.

“The Dirty Baby was our first official collaboration,” he added. “We’ve been texting all day about smoked turkey salad fondue.”

Like Strauss, Bovey is brimming with SoCal food energy, and the mixed-race, non-binary, tattooed line cook isn’t shy about using bright flavors and incorporating iconic foods from Los Angeles‘ boundless culinary scene. They love to remember the beauty of eating an avocado-stuffed char siu pork burrito from a Mar Vista restaurant when they were growing up. “She was a Chinese woman who fell in love with a Mexican guy,” Bovey said fondly of recalling the owners.

A bagel chip sits on top of a drink.

The Doctor’s Away cocktail includes bourbon and is topped with an apple crisp.

(Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times)

Bovey’s sensibility echoes that of Strauss. They both emphasize imagination and a marriage of Southern California ingredients to enliven sensible, everyday cooking. And they seem destined to text about sandwiches for a long time.

Oy Bar, 12446 Moorpark St., Studio City, (818) 761-8686, open 6 p.m. to midnight Wednesday through Saturday. Follow on Instagram (@oybarla) for menu updates.

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LA bar and restaurant will close, saying it’s ‘time to get off the ride’ https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/la-bar-and-restaurant-will-close-saying-its-time-to-get-off-the-ride/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/la-bar-and-restaurant-will-close-saying-its-time-to-get-off-the-ride/ Silver Lake’s Bar Restaurant is permanently closing this weekend. The old Sunset Boulevard hotspot calls it after a final service on Saturday, June 25. The surprise shutter was announced last night on Instagram, in a post that reads in part: Thank you to all of our customers, employees and friends who have made this place […]]]>

Silver Lake’s Bar Restaurant is permanently closing this weekend. The old Sunset Boulevard hotspot calls it after a final service on Saturday, June 25.

The surprise shutter was announced last night on Instagram, in a post that reads in part:

Thank you to all of our customers, employees and friends who have made this place special during the most difficult times imaginable. We held on as long as possible, proud of what we achieved and now sad to see him go. Frankly, it’s just time to get off the roller coaster.

“We were white-hot,” says chef and partner Doug Rankin of the Bar Restaurant opening in late fall 2019 in the former Espace Malo. “Then the pandemic came and we were closed. Navigating the next two years, opening to closing, and different iterations of the restaurant…we just didn’t have enough time to be who we were.

White-hot is right. In February 2020, after months of skyrocketing sales, Rankin and owner Jeff Ellermeyer received a rave review from Bill Addison at The Los Angeles Times. Three weeks later, restaurants were fully closed for dine-in, followed by waves of closures, takeout needs, mask mandates, and staffing and supply chain issues. The restaurant managed to host diners for months in its large parking lot, but struggled to regain its sense of self, Rankin says.

“If everything was normal and the pandemic didn’t happen, we would be in a very different place,” he says. “We have done everything to keep the restaurant open, from making CSA boxes, to family meals, to a rotisserie concept. We didn’t have enough time to forge our identity and build a real clientele. Eater contacted owner Jeff Ellermeyer (also of the Echo and El Prado) regarding the closure announcement, but did not hear back.

“We held out a lot longer than a lot of other places that opened,” Rankin says. “We watched restaurants close every day, and it was really difficult. We made progress, but in the end I felt like it was time to quit the race.

Rankin credits his staff for keeping a brave face until the end. “A space is a space,” he says. “It’s a very different thing when you have an emotional attachment to the people inside the building.” The last day of service for the Bar Restaurant is Saturday, June 25.

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An old-fashioned Eagle Rock restaurant is now a stylish Capri Club aperitif bar https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/an-old-fashioned-eagle-rock-restaurant-is-now-a-stylish-capri-club-aperitif-bar/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/an-old-fashioned-eagle-rock-restaurant-is-now-a-stylish-capri-club-aperitif-bar/ Club Capri Eagle Rock’s former red sauce restaurant Capri has been reinvented as Capri Club, a new Italian aperitif bar and restaurant created by a trio of industry veterans. Owner Robert Fleming, formerly of Bar Covell, has renovated the space back to its 1960s foundation, installing red leather booths, wood-panelled walls and a sleek circular […]]]>

Club Capri

Eagle Rock’s former red sauce restaurant Capri has been reinvented as Capri Club, a new Italian aperitif bar and restaurant created by a trio of industry veterans. Owner Robert Fleming, formerly of Bar Covell, has renovated the space back to its 1960s foundation, installing red leather booths, wood-panelled walls and a sleek circular bar for the beverage manager and partner of Nic Vascocu holding (formerly of Bavel, Austin’s Uchi and Uchiko and Acme of New York). Vascocu oversees a program focused on independent, small-batch and one-off Italian and American amari, as well as signature cocktails, Negroni variations, spritzes, a rotation of frozen cocktails and ABV-free drinks. The culinary menu, from consultant chef Francesco Allegro (Rossoblu), includes Italian sea bass bites such as tuna-stuffed peppers, charcuterie, meatballs and fried pasta. The Capri Club is open from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday; 4 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday; and 4-11 p.m. Sunday, with extended hours to follow.

4604 Eagle Rock Boulevard, Los Angeles, capriclublosangeles.com

Vascocu’s opening cocktail menu features multiple variations on negroni, as well as frozen cocktails, spritzes and vermouth.

(Stephanie Breijo/Los Angeles Times)

Santa Monica Sushi Brothers

Woodland Hills’ Brothers Sushi has expanded to Santa Monica, bringing chef Mark Okuda’s Japanese cuisine to the Westside. Opened with a limited menu, the new location seats eight at the sushi bar, which currently only offers omakase, with tables for a la carte dishes – namely sushi and sashimi – and sake everywhere. . While the sushi menu echoes that of the Valley, as the Santa Monica location’s menu and hours expand, other dishes that appeared more tapas-like in Woodland Hills will do here. to large-format meals, such as a sea bass butter lettuce wrap that will instead arrive in a bigger piece with lettuce and family-style toppings. Brothers Sushi Santa Monica is now open from noon to 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

1008 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, (424) 330-0270, thebrotherssushi.com

Pizzana Silver Lake

Daniele Uditi’s famous Neapolitan and Californian pizzas are heading to Silver Lake this fall. The famous Pizzana expands beyond its Brentwood, West Hollywood and Sherman Oaks outposts with a 30-seat location offering the local chain’s seasonal pies made with 48-hour fermented dough, as well as salads and small plates. Pizzana Silver Lake, in the former Vive Le Tarte space, will also offer cocktails, beer and wine; take-out frozen pizzas; special rotating sandwiches; and Uditi’s popular pasta nights.

3515 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, pizzana.com

A photo of chef Daniele Uditi, standing in front of his pizza oven, holding two whole pizzas in front of the camera.

Chef Daniele Uditi, pictured at Pizzana in 2020, will soon be serving pizza at Silver Lake.

(Christina House/Los Angeles Times)

Figueroa Mountain Brewery

Santa Barbara brewery Figueroa Mountain Brewing is set to take over four Los Angeles bars after acquiring them from the prolific local hotel group Artisanal Brewers Collective. The Stalking Horse Brewery and Freehouse in West LA, the Bluebird Brewery space in Sherman Oaks and Broxton Brewery & Public House in Westwood Village will all transition to tasting rooms and restaurants that will spotlight the brewery’s own pours in the months to come, while Echo Park’s Mohawk Bend will remain unchanged beyond its new management. Stalking Horse will become the Mexican restaurant and bar Agua Santa Cervecería, Broxton will become a tavern for experimental beers and the old Bluebird Brewery is set to reopen as Figueroa Mountain Lagerhaus. ABC founder Tony Yanow and hotel group staff will remain involved in bar operations.

Figmtnbrew.com

Nardo

Bay Area restaurateur Gianni Chiloiro, of pizzeria Doppio Zero, recently expanded his operations to Southern California with Nardò. Huntington Beach’s new Southern Italian-inspired restaurant offers freshly prepared pizza and pasta with a view to the dining room; grilled whole branzino; polpo fritto; Pizza Calzone; prosciutto with burrata; potato croquettes with truffle fondue; salads; spritz and an Italian wine list. Events such as a monthly wine dinner are in the works. Nardò is now open from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday and from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

21022 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, (657) 204-9830, nardoitalian.com

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On the Kirb, a Houston sports bar with healthy food, opening in Katy https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/on-the-kirb-a-houston-sports-bar-with-healthy-food-opening-in-katy/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/on-the-kirb-a-houston-sports-bar-with-healthy-food-opening-in-katy/ A sports bar that only serves healthy, organic food will soon open in Katy. On the Kirb, which already has two other locations in the Houston area, will open at 25230 Farm to Market 1093 in mid-July. The bar’s name is a nod to the restaurant’s first location in Upper Kirby. Owner Joe Arbeely says […]]]>

A sports bar that only serves healthy, organic food will soon open in Katy.

On the Kirb, which already has two other locations in the Houston area, will open at 25230 Farm to Market 1093 in mid-July. The bar’s name is a nod to the restaurant’s first location in Upper Kirby.

Owner Joe Arbeely says the restaurants specialize in serving fresh local produce, organic meats and free-range poultry, providing an alternative to the mass-produced frozen foods that are traditionally offered in sports bars.

As their name suggests, they are always located on street corners.

“We originally wanted this concept to create a sports bar in a fun environment that offers really healthy options for everyone,” Arbeely said. “Our locations in Kirby and Midtown have done very well, so we’ve seen that this is a concept that people really want.”

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Kirb’s menu includes brunch favorites, burgers, wraps, pizzas and other specialty dishes, all made with hormone-free ingredients.

Appetizers start at $18, while On the Kirb’s signature cocktails start at $9. The restaurant also offers organic beer and wines.

“We’re basically a sports bar which is a healthier choice,” he said. “We focus on sports showing UFC matches and fights, and we never charge for coverage.”

The interior of the restaurant has walls covered with 300-inch televisions. For outdoor dining, On the Kirb offers a 2,500 square foot patio.

As a resident of Fulshear, Arbeely said he looked forward to opening a restaurant near his home to serve his community.

“Katy and Fulshear are only growing at an alarming rate, and with that growth people want to see more options,” he said. “What we’re offering is unlike anything in the area, and I think people from Katy are going to really enjoy coming here.”

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Akashi Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar Launches Commercial Rental of Magnolia Development https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/akashi-asian-bistro-sushi-bar-launches-commercial-rental-of-magnolia-development/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/akashi-asian-bistro-sushi-bar-launches-commercial-rental-of-magnolia-development/ Akashi Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar, a Houston-based family restaurant with 10 locations in the area, signed a 5,900-square-foot lease at Magnolia Village, an upcoming mixed-use development planned by Houston-based Gulf Coast Commercial Group at FM 1488 and Spur 149 at Magnolia. Site preparations for the 60-acre development, which will include retail and apartments, are […]]]>

Akashi Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar, a Houston-based family restaurant with 10 locations in the area, signed a 5,900-square-foot lease at Magnolia Village, an upcoming mixed-use development planned by Houston-based Gulf Coast Commercial Group at FM 1488 and Spur 149 at Magnolia. Site preparations for the 60-acre development, which will include retail and apartments, are underway. The tenant was represented by Sluco Realty Services and Court Richardson of Ironbridge Realty Partners. Danny Miller, vice president of leasing at Gulf Coast Commercial Group, represented the owner. Akashi offers a casual, full-service dining experience that blends Japanese and Chinese elements. The opening schedule has not been set.

shampoo salon, a hair salon owned by Keelan Baker and Phuong Nguyen, is now open at MKT Heights, a development by Triten Real Estate Partners and Radom Capital at 600 N. Shepherd. The salon, which had been in Midtown since 2013, occupies a spot in Building 1, across from La La Land Kind Café and Sweetgreen and near SMYL Dentistry and Burdlife. “We chose MKT because it’s a great opportunity to be in a setting with an abundance of natural foot traffic from our neighboring tenants and the nearby community,” Nguyen said in an announcement. “We love the focus on family and people of all ages at MKT. It allows our stylists to be able to enjoy their new workplace and gives us the opportunity to grow our business and customer base naturally.”

Black Rock Coffee Bar, a national coffee chain founded in Portland, Oregon, has a new 2,000 square foot store at 11930 Broadway Street, Suite 110 in the Shadow Creek Ranch community of Pearland. With an opening date of Friday, June 17, the Pearland location is the sixth store in the Houston area and the 13th in Texas.

Sephora at Kohls will open a 2,500 square foot beauty supply store inside the Conroe Kohl’s store at 2808 Interstate 45 North on June 22. One of five planned for the Houston area, the Sephora store is designed to mimic the look of a standalone Sephora.

Aburi leased 3,348 square feet at Summit Plaza, 3800 Southwest Freeway, near Greenway Plaza. John Nguyen of NewQuest Properties represented the tenant. David Ferguson of BPI Realty represented the owner, Southwest Freeway Retail Center Ltd.

Khanh Duong, Truc Le and That Chi have leased 2,800 square feet of retail space for a nail salon in Fort Bend Town Center II, Texas 6 and Fort Bend Tollway, Missouri City from NewQuest Properties. Bob Conwell and Andrew Alvis of NewQuest Properties represented the owner. Khanh Ha of eXp Realty represented the tenant.

Bubba T’s Cajun Cooking has leased 2,500 square feet at Pin Oak Mall, 4130 FM 1488, Conroe, from Horkus Properties. John Nguyen of NewQuest Properties represented the owner. Abdul Sabha of Huntington Properties represented the tenant.

Unlimited Wild Birds leased 2,045 square feet to Clear Lake Shoppes at the Reserves, 5440 El Dorado Blvd. in southeast Houston. Austen Baldridge and Brett Strake of NewQuest Properties represented the tenant. Julia Alston of Fidelis Realty Partners. represented the owner, Clear Dorado Land Associates.

H Lash-PMU Studio leased 1,084 square feet in the Pearland Market mall at 2708 Pearland Parkway in Pearland. Julie Anh of Exp Realty represented the tenant. Kristen Barker of Wulfe & Co. represented the owner.

Noe’s Crepes & Thai Kitchen leased 2,000 square feet at 9317 Woodson’s Reserve Parkway, Spring. Kimberly DeVos of Cypressbrook Co. represented the tenant. Weitzman’s Kyle Knight represented the owner, DM Partners II.

Amgray Global Investment leased 4,589 square feet from Shops at Alief Clodine, 6221 Highway 6 S. Gustavo Lopez of Resolut RE represented the landlord.

Serac Tommy’s Upper Holdings Car Wash acquired 1.25 acres at 16602 El Camino Real from Bruce Shelby. Kevin Sims and Nick Ramsey of NewQuest Properties represented the seller. Wade Greene of Colliers International represented the buyer.

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Throwback Aperitivo Bar Capri Club Takes Over Historic Eagle Rock Restaurant https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/throwback-aperitivo-bar-capri-club-takes-over-historic-eagle-rock-restaurant/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/throwback-aperitivo-bar-capri-club-takes-over-historic-eagle-rock-restaurant/ A cozy new aperitif bar is shaking things up along Eagle Rock Boulevard this week. The wide stretch east of the Los Angeles River has had its ups and downs over the decades as neighborhoods like Eagle Rock, Highland Park and Glassell Park change and fluctuate, but the boulevard probably never had something something as […]]]>

A cozy new aperitif bar is shaking things up along Eagle Rock Boulevard this week. The wide stretch east of the Los Angeles River has had its ups and downs over the decades as neighborhoods like Eagle Rock, Highland Park and Glassell Park change and fluctuate, but the boulevard probably never had something something as distinct as the Capri Club before.

Longtime Eastsiders will know the building at 4604 Eagle Rock Boulevard from its former tenant, laid-back Italian-American destination Capri. This restaurant opened over 50 years ago as a meeting place for pasta and wine, although more recently it has fallen out of favor and even suffered an episode of Gordon’s show Ramsay. Nightmares in the kitchen. Capri officially closed in 2019, with plans revealed for new tenant Capri Club in early 2020. Now, over two years and a pandemic later, the bar is actually here.

So what to expect inside the Capri Club? Dark red leather cabins, an arched wooden bar, and a coastal Italian mural that nods to the former tenant, for starters. Owner Robert Fleming, who has spent years working in wine around Los Angeles as well as in the music industry, says he wanted to nod to the timelessness of the venue – open for the first time in 1963 – so expect some lived-in touches like worn flooring and woodwork too. There’s room for about three dozen people at a glance, plus sidewalk seating under the preserved neon sign.

Capri Club’s main focus, of course, is beverages, with Nic Vascocu (Bavel, Acme NYC) serving as beverage director overseeing the entire program. There’s a full lineup of $14 cocktails like negronis, jungle birds, and martinis, plus $12 spritzes, 50/50s, wines, and beers. A separate menu for appetizers weaves in and out of different styles of amaro and fernets, vermouths and beyond.

Fleming tapped Puglia-born chef Francesco Allegro – known as a pasta whisperer at Rossoblu restaurant in the arts district – to oversee a simple menu of bites and bar snacks alongside drinks. Options range from marinated anchovies and tuna-stuffed peppers to meatballs in sugo, charcuterie and cheese plates, and chickpea polpettes, with nothing open over $15. The opening food and drink menus are below.

The new Capri Club is just one of many new projects that have changed or will soon change the landscape of Glassell Park, Eagle Rock and Highland Park. Walt’s Bar remains one of the neighborhood’s best hangouts just up the street, and the recently opened Bagel + Slice is already making waves around the corner. Bars include Wife & the Somm and the Grant in addition to favorites like Verdugo Bar, and even big names like chef Brian Dunsmoor are getting in on the action these days.

The Capri Club opens this Friday, June 17 at 4604 Eagle Rock Boulevard. From there, plan weekly schedules from Wednesday to Friday from 5 p.m. to midnight, and from 4 p.m. to midnight on Saturday and Sunday. Eventually, locals will be able to drop by during the day on weekends, keeping the restaurant and bar’s ‘Open Day & Night’ mantra alive.

A semicircular bar and dark red booths
Club Capri

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Carriqui will open at the Pearl in the former Liberty Bar https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/carriqui-will-open-at-the-pearl-in-the-former-liberty-bar/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 19:08:44 +0000 https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/carriqui-will-open-at-the-pearl-in-the-former-liberty-bar/ After years of restoration, the former Liberty Bar will reopen this fall as Carriqui, a new restaurant dedicated to the history and flavors of South Texas. “We are thrilled to announce Carriqui, which has been in the works for years,” said Elizabeth Fauerso, CEO of Potluck Hospitality, a new company that designs, builds, operates and […]]]>

After years of restoration, the former Liberty Bar will reopen this fall as Carriqui, a new restaurant dedicated to the history and flavors of South Texas.

“We are thrilled to announce Carriqui, which has been in the works for years,” said Elizabeth Fauerso, CEO of Potluck Hospitality, a new company that designs, builds, operates and manages hospitality concepts at Pearl.

Named after the green jay found only in southern Texas, Carriqui will serve dishes inspired by the bird’s flight path, including fresh Gulf Coast seafood, platters of Rio Grande-inspired botana, barbacoa and brisket, and masa, according to a statement. .

The historic Grayson Street structure that houses the restaurant was first home to Boehler’s Liberty Saloon, which was a popular spot for Pearl Brewery workers decades ago. From 1985 to 2008 it was the Liberty Bar, which moved in 2016 to the historic King William district.

Getting the multi-storey white building ready to operate as Carriqui took a lot of effort. The structure has been moved twice and worked on by dozens of craftsmen, building specialists and industry professionals, including Troy Jessee Construction, architect Don McDonald, of Don B. McDonald Architects, and designer Kristen Weber.

Now 11,000 square feet, the structure includes both new and historic spaces and has 380 seats.

Jaime Gonzalez, former executive chef of Supper at Hotel Emma and a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, will serve as executive chef. Nash Nick is the head chef and Cassie McCloud will lead the bar program.

“It’s an honor to work on this project…The food and experience will be warm and familiar, like spending time at the home of a close friend who also happens to be an excellent cook,” Gonzalez said in a statement. communicated.

The restaurant will debut at 239 E. Grayson St. in September.

The Rockhouse in Carriqui

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Waterfront Rancher With Sandy Beach, Listed Basement Bar In Pasadena https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/waterfront-rancher-with-sandy-beach-listed-basement-bar-in-pasadena/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/waterfront-rancher-with-sandy-beach-listed-basement-bar-in-pasadena/ PASADENA, MD — This waterfront rancher hit the Pasadena market last week for $899,000. The house on Wharf Creek has its own sandy beach and basement bar. A rounded driveway welcomes visitors to the 0.43 acre lot. Buyers can entertain guests on the covered porch or welcome them inside. The main entrance leads to the […]]]>

PASADENA, MD — This waterfront rancher hit the Pasadena market last week for $899,000. The house on Wharf Creek has its own sandy beach and basement bar.

A rounded driveway welcomes visitors to the 0.43 acre lot. Buyers can entertain guests on the covered porch or welcome them inside.

The main entrance leads to the family room with a gas fireplace. The long great room leads past the dining area and into the updated kitchen.

The kitchen features an island and peninsula with bar seating. The sun lounge is on the other side of the kitchen, offering crisp nautical views.

Three spacious bedrooms and the lower level with walk-out complete the 1966 home.

Check out the description and photos below. The complete photo gallery is published on Redfin.com.

  • Address: 1927 Orchard Point Road, Pasadena, MD
  • Price: $899,000
  • Square feet: 2,420
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Listing Description: Waterfront living at its finest! Nestled in the sought after community of Ventnor, on the banks of the Bodkin River is this hidden gem of a home. This fully updated and beautiful seaside rancher has it all! It is situated on nearly a half acre of land with 50 feet of beautiful water frontage complete with pier, boat and jet ski lifts and your own private sandy beach makes this an entertainer’s dream; Step inside gleaming hardwood floors and tall, sun-drenched windows with plenty of gorgeous views; Gourmet Eat-In kitchen complete with sleek stainless steel appliances, center island, granite countertops, breakfast bar, five-burner stove with double oven, decorative backsplash, ample cabinetry, breakfast area and easy access to the inviting stone patio; Living room decorated with a gas fireplace and a room to relax; Large master bedroom with double closets and 2 additional spacious bedrooms; Fully updated bathroom with custom tile and heated floor; Step down to find the amazing recreation room and additional family room with a wet bar, full bathroom, and tons of storage; Step out to exterior features: landscaped grounds, covered porch with craftsman-style stone, expansive landscaping, stone walls and patio with built-in lighting; All this plus an abundance of mechanical upgrades to include: BAT septic system, 30 year old architectural shingles, gutters and fascia, Generac whole house backup generator, HVAC system, water heater, well pump, filtration system water and much more. It’s hard to list them all… Come take a look! This is a must see home, ready to move into and perfect for carefree living by the water!

Listed by: Cookie Drummond, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

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Uncle Sharkii Poke Bar Plans Major Growth https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/uncle-sharkii-poke-bar-plans-major-growth/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/uncle-sharkii-poke-bar-plans-major-growth/ Born and raised in Honolulu, Raymond Reyes – a Hawaiian native who took his dreams of business ownership to the next level with Uncle Sharkii Poke Bar – has reached new heights with 37 contracts currently signed for the brand. innovative poke game, all in different stages of development. Along with his wife, Fen Reyes, […]]]>

Born and raised in Honolulu, Raymond Reyes – a Hawaiian native who took his dreams of business ownership to the next level with Uncle Sharkii Poke Bar – has reached new heights with 37 contracts currently signed for the brand. innovative poke game, all in different stages of development.

Along with his wife, Fen Reyes, who is CEO and co-founded the brand with him, Reyes has developed a vibrant quick-serve poke brand that has already achieved vast national reach and currently spans six states – California, Utah, Hawaii. , Texas, Nevada and Arizona.

Currently Chief Operating Officer, Reyes has worked hard to navigate the waters of domestic and international expansion. He draws on his 12+ years in international trade, customs and federal law enforcement to cultivate an environment of productivity, innovation and teamwork for the company. In the ocean of hugely popular poke culture across the United States – over 700 brands being developed in 5 short years – Uncle Sharkii is one of the few brands curated by a Hawaiian like Reyes.

Uncle Sharkii has sunk its teeth into a thriving in-demand market and its essence of differentiation lies in its background. Uncle Sharkii is one of the only national poke brands that was founded by someone who grew up eating, breathing, and living all the essence of paradise that Hawaii represents.

“My late grandmother was born and raised in Hawaii to Filipino farm workers in Hawaii. I remember all of her stories, from being an avid Hula dancer in her youth until she had grew up on an island paradise,” Reyes recalled. “I have memories of her always taking me and my brother on ‘THE BUS’ all over Oahu for errands, hanging out clothes to dry in the hot Hawaiian sun, and of course, who can’t forget, his recipes for ‘Fried Spam Saimin’ Bombs Those Days were easy, simple and really impacted me as a son of Hawaii.

The brand is the answer to the hopes of the entrepreneurs of the Reyes family, which recently paved the way in the heart of Waikiki, literally steps from the famous Waikiki Beach. The brand validates what it means to follow the hearts of other locals, becoming an international phenomenon, rooted in Reyes’ hometown of Honolulu. “Growing up in Hawaii was simple, but it helped shape the local entrepreneurial boy I am today,” says Reyes.

So what’s the story behind Uncle Sharkii Poke Bar?

It all started with Ohana – a Hawaiian ideal whose heritage is binding and there is no compromise when it comes to family loyalty. The brand was born out of a family reunion overseas and has left its Ohana-esque orientation intact ever since. It all started when the daughter of the Reyes family, Melody Reyes, received a stuffed shark from an uncle she had never met before. The bond between the unknown family members was instantaneous, sealed with a celebration over boba milk tea, fried snacks and ice cream.

Since then, Uncle Sharkii has continued his unwavering dedication to bringing families together around healthy eating and a family atmosphere.

Reyes isn’t just another poke lover who has embraced a passion for cooking — the unique cuisine is part of who he is, where he’s from and what he loves about the island culture. “I have a lot of family in Hawaii and literally grew up with local Hawaiian values ​​which include family, respecting the land and just enjoying life in paradise,” Reyes said.

That’s why the story of Uncle Sharkii is gripping, capturing the hearts of its fans, drawing them into the very pure authenticity that only a brand with real roots can deliver.

Reyes brought his own California twist from his time on the mainland to traditional poke in Uncle Sharkii’s offerings. The all-inclusive menu consists of Uncle Sharkii’s signature Hawaiian poke bowls that retain the original simplicity of the dish, complemented by modern customization. They also serve the very popular Dole Soft Serve. “Growing up throughout my youth, I have fond memories of going to the Dole Plantation for a pineapple soft serve on the weekends,” Reyes says. “I literally grew up a 10 minute drive away.”

Designed to raise the bar in the poke industry, all Uncle Sharkii poke bowls contain fewer ingredients than competitors. That means more protein and less fluff, creating a truly Hawaiian poke experience without compromise in every bite.

The fast casual model is conducive to a plethora of markets. In fact, it is Reyes’ deep knowledge and extensive experience in international affairs that transcends cultural boundaries and allows Uncle Sharkii’s conversation to flow around the world. As for Uncle Sharkii’s expansion plans, lines are being cast for Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.

Along with his wife, the duo have maintained an authenticity for the menu and corporate culture. With all the success and rapid expansion, Uncle Sharkii remains loyal to Hawaii thanks to Reyes, his roots, and his unwavering dedication to the essence of island culture.

The news and information presented in this press release have not been corroborated by RSQFood News Media or Journalistic, Inc.

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