Soul Daddy Comes to Hollywod; Jason Michaud Plans Peruvian Chimu in Downtown


Beverly Hills: The old Mako space will eventually become a second location of Bibigo. Mako is said to be opening again in the future in a different location. [Eater]
Brentwood: On a visit to FarmShop, SinoSoul posits that the “Brentwood Country Mart is single handedly the most hateful gathering spot in all of ‘West of 405’” before asking What Would Thomas Keller Do? [SinoSoul]
Citywide: Mendocino Farms offers the Whole Enchilada this week, the winning sandwich at The Grilled Cheese Invitational from The Cheezy Nerds. It sounds insane and kind of incredible. [Midtown Lunch]
Downtown: Jason Michaud is opening a Peruvian restaurant named Chimu, with a menu overseen by Lazy Ox sous chef and Mo Chica compadre Mario Alberto Orellana. He’s still working on Red Hill in the old Echo Park Phoenix Bakery space, as well. [LAW]

Eagle Rock: The Oinkster has killer homemade ketchup. Not quite Heiz-material, but better than Hole in the Wall Burger’s, at the very least. [Squid Ink]
Glassell Park: There’s a friggin’ chicken and duck egg farm in Glassell Park! [LAT via The Eastsider LA]
Hollywood: Vegan standby Pure Luck will close its doors in the next 45 days to make room for an unnamed wine bar. [Eater]
-Soul Daddy, winner of America’s Next Great Restaurant, opened at Hollywood and Vine where reality TV fanatics usually wind up when visiting L.A. Now they can get a quick dose of soul food before hitting Ripley’s. [Eater]
Little Tokyo: Sushi spot Izayoi has closed to be replaced by a branch of Shinsen-Gumi. [Eater]
West Hollywood: Früute is bringing mini-somethings (and more importantly, more umlauts) to Santa Monica Blvd. The thinking is some sort of mini-pies or pastries like the ones we just knew were going to be hot at Simple Things. [Eater]
- Rama owner Alex Thao still has a lease on the space here and wants to turn it into French Bistro, possibly named Avec Moi, which is the same name Elia Aboumrad wants to give her brothel-themed restaurant if everyone will just stop for a second to reflect. [Feast]