Eater announces the closing of Larkin Mackey’s five-year-old Southern and Cajun-influenced restaurant, Larkin’s, in Eagle Rock. The self-described “contemporary soul food joint” opened to an encouraging initial review from Jonathan Gold and even made his list of “99 Essential Restaurants” last year. The start of 2012 found Mackey’s mac-and-cheese concept closing in Downtown, and last Friday his flagship predicted a final two-week run before the chef takes off to New Orleans, with new owners expected to take the space. That’s a few more days to get your hands on Mackey’s fried chicken and catfish before it leaves town.
Larkin’s Soul Food Joint Finally Departing Eagle Rock [Eater]