During my last visit to Allumette, the Echo Park restaurant featured in this week's restaurant review, there were exactly two meat-free items on the menu. Chef Miles Thompson serves a short, ever-changing menu, and there are times when I've seen perhaps one other salad on offer as well, but the brie ... More >>
This week, our restaurant review considers Allumette in Echo Park, the new spot from young chef Miles Thompson. To get the full rundown on this somewhat astonishing restaurant you should read the full review. Or turn the page for a synopsis.
Allumette, the new Echo Park restaurant from chef Miles Thompson and owners Bill DiDonna and Charles Kelly, will open its doors this Thursday, January 31. The restaurant is the more permanent version of the Vagrancy Project pop-up, which also took place in the Allston Yacht Club space that Allumette ... More >>
Every year dining trends come and go -- on the suface 2012 might not have looked like the most eventful year, aside from the foie gras ban and some high-profile restaurant closures. But like the Santa Ana's, the winds of change are forever blowing in L.A., and the seeds of what will likely arrive in ... More >>
Echo Park's dining scene is getting yet another big boost with news that Allston Yacht Club, recently home to chef Miles Thompson's pop-up Vagrancy Project, will reopen in
January 2013 as Allumette, a brand new restaurant helmed by Thompson, complete with a new menu and a redesign of the space.
You can't replace the feeling of lounging on the couch with a scrunched-up newspaper. But with the web, at least you don't need to worry about getting ink on your hands and bagel. Here's a roundup of some food-related stories from our country's newspapers this week. Lucky for us, it's mostly free. F ... More >>
Has the age of the pop-up restaurant already passed its prime? These days, when a seat at LudoBites garners the same demand as playoff tickets at Staples Center and Wolvesmouth chef Craig Thornton finds himself rebuffing weekly offers from Vegas investors looking to commercialize his underground din ... More >>
There are a lot of art shows around town well worth checking out.
Miles Thompson's show, "CA," at La Luz de Jesus on Hollywood Blvd. in Los Feliz runs through Sept. 30.
More images from the opening here.
Luke Chueh's "Paintings of Hope" is at Gallery 1988 on Melrose and LaBrea.
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