A collaborative new Fairfax cafe is serving donburi and Japanese American fare from two veteran L.A. chefs. Yojimbo opened in late July with takeout service from a walkup window. On Sept. 7 the group will fully open with indoor dining and, quickly soon after, will supply an izakaya menu on Friday and Saturday evenings. (Japanese breakfast on weekends will come later on.) Co-cooks Keisuke Akabori (formerly of Spago and Saison) and Chris Ono (previously of Providence, Eleven Madison Park and Mori Sushi) are serving rice bowls with toppings these types of as sashimi, grilled no cost-vary chicken and braised beef, moreover smaller plates these types of as wings, miso-butter corn, and tofu with bonito. Open 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday.
426 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 782-8331, toasttab.com/yojimbo
Rumba Kitchen area
The crew behind the Triple Threat meals truck is opening a bricks-and-mortar Boricua cafe in Tiny Tokyo. Rumba Kitchen, set to open Aug. 28 in Weller Court, will characteristic some of homeowners George and Omayra Dakis’ most preferred dishes from their Puerto Rican meals truck, which includes mofongo, as perfectly as new dishes like the entire fried Caribbean pink snapper with jicama coleslaw. A new brunch provider will provide fried rooster with plantain waffles and a mallorca-bread choose on a Monte Cristo sandwich. Rumba Kitchen will be open Thursday to Sunday and keep on being open until eventually 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
123 Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka St., Device #204, Los Angeles, (323) 507-6404, rumbakitchen.com
Hodori Korean Cuisine
Korean restaurant Hodori plans to open a new location in Eagle Rock. Unlike the Koreatown restaurant, the new outpost will not be open 24 hours a working day, and it will function a more pared-down menu of Hodori’s bulgogi, stews, dumplings and stir-frys. The Eagle Rock restaurant is envisioned to open up in September.
7315 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, hodori247.com
World culinary pop-up collection Gelinaz! is returning to Los Angeles on Aug. 29. Los Angeles Moments 2021 Cafe of the Yr Phenakite will host the L.A. end for the throughout the world evening meal social gathering. Phenakite and Porridge + Puffs chef-owner Minh Phan will be joined by Alta Adams’ Daniel Patterson and Keith Corbin Orsa and Winston and Bar Amá’s Josef Centeno Perilla L.A.’s Jihee Kim and Taco Maria’s Carlos Salgado for a high-quality-dining nine-study course tasting menu. Tickets are $295 for every individual.
Freedman’s restaurant in Silver Lake is extending its Greek-food items summer months pop-up, Greekman’s — with a menu of souvlaki, salads, hummus, pita and Greek natural wines — by way of October. In addition to the extension, Greekman’s not long ago introduced to-go household-style meals, bottles of wine and a la carte dishes via Tock.
2619 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, (213) 500-0916, greekmansla.com
Smorgasburg BBQ Day
Weekly foods competition Smorgasburg L.A. will host its fifth once-a-year barbecue celebration on Aug. 29, gathering a handful of L.A.’s prime pitmasters at ROW DTLA in the Arts District. This year’s participants contain A’s BBQ, Flatpoint Barbecue, Smoke Queen Barbecue, Edna Jane’s BBQ and Rubie L.A., with return appearances by earlier Smorgasburg vendors Hideous Drum and Moo’s Craft Barbecue. Present-day Smorgasburg vendors will be presenting barbecue specials, this sort of as Goat Mafia’s whole-roasted child goat, for the occasion. Entry is free, with meals out there for obtain. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
777 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles, la.smorgasburg.com
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