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Evan Funke opens Hollywood restaurant Mom Wolf, an ode to Rome

Evan Funke opens Hollywood restaurant Mom Wolf, an ode to Rome

Mother Wolf

Chef Evan Funke’s predicted ode to Roman delicacies and hundreds of years of culinary tradition is now open in Hollywood, serving pizzas, pastas, antipasti and entrées loosely inspired by the region’s shepherds, artisans and the legend of twin brothers Romulus and Remus, who were being said to have been nursed by a wolf and grew to be founders of the Everlasting Town. Whilst Felix Trattoria is a broader ode to Italy, Mother Wolf is hyper-regional in its concentration, serving Roman classics such as carbonara, pasta alla Gricia, arrabiata, porchetta, grilled meats and fried artichokes. Housed on the ground floor of the historic Art Deco Citizen News building, Mom Wolf spans 8,600 sq. ft — with additional than 3,000 of them dedicated to an open up kitchen. Indoor eating is obtainable across the dining place, the bar and a pizza bar with seats overlooking the restaurant’s wooden-fired ovens. Mom Wolf is open from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday, and from 5 to 10 p.m. on Saturday.

1545 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 410-6060,

Photo of a hand holding two colorful Philadelphia-style water ices from Happy Ice.

Lemeir Mitchell’s rainbow-hued Philadelphia water-ice organization, Happy Ice, is just one of Smorgasburg’s new suppliers for 2022.

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Smorgasburg’s return

Sprawling weekly foods competition Smorgasburg is back for 2022 soon after a transient pause in the course of the holiday getaway period, and it is kicking off the 12 months with some new sellers: Chimmelier, the Korean fried-rooster offshoot from the crew powering Hanchic Cali Dumpling, with pan-fried dumplings and soup dumplings from husband-and-wife staff Candace and Allan Tea B’ivrit’s vegan Israeli shawarma and falafel from chef Amit Sidi Say It Ain’t So, an all-vegan get on rapidly food classics, together with Crunchwrap Supreme-encouraged “crunchadillas,” from chef Chris Olsefsky and Delighted Ice, Lemeir Mitchell’s Philadelphia-model rainbow water-ice operation, which beforehand popped up in the course of Smorgasburg’s Ice Cream Alley event. Smorgasburg runs each individual Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. within the ROW DTLA advanced in the Arts District.

777 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles,


Coffee aficionado Gacia Tachejian remaining her career in science to begin a Tarzana espresso cart in summer season of 2021, and on Jan. 7, with her mentor Marisa Briones and Briones’ spouse, Paul, will open the first bricks-and-mortar Laidrey espresso store at the cart’s Tarzana place. The new coffee bar and roastery will host absolutely free espresso cuppings (tastings) the initially Friday of each individual thirty day period — for all those who’d like to learn about the company’s ethically sourced beans. The cafe will also promote pastries from area wholesaler Bakers Kneaded, alongside with loaded toasts and, on weekends, breakfast burritos. Assume a entire espresso bar, pour-about espresso, and nitro and chilly brew lattes on tap. To rejoice the opening, Laidrey will supply no cost drip espresso all day on Jan. 7. Indoor and outside seating are accessible, as is a wander-up window for buy pickup. Open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

18600 Ventura Blvd. Tarzana, (818) 938-9304,

An overhead photo of some of Laidrey's food offerings: tartines and pastries decorated with fruit, nuts, lettuce and more.

A Tarzana coffee cart turns into Tarzana espresso store and roastery Laidrey this 7 days, serving tartines, pastries and weekend breakfast burritos, too.

(Cara Harman/Laidrey)

Mr Furley’s Bar West 3rd

Gastropub Mr Furley’s Bar has opened in Beverly Grove, the most recent of 3 areas that consist of Sherman Oaks and Glendale. The latest Mr Furley’s serves burgers, wings, stromboli, Bavarian pretzels, nachos and other bar bites in the former household of the Shelby, and although the cocktails assortment continues to be about the similar as the other two outposts, the craft-beer selection has been pared down and the wine assortment has been expanded at the West 3rd Road bar. The new house features indoor and out of doors seating, several TVs and a little non-public dining place. Open 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. day by day.

8445 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, (323) 250-8575,