Heirloom Masa Maker operating on the Westside


Westside dining scene October 14, 2021

By Dolores Quintana

As reported by Eater.com and Bon Appetit, Masienda now provides chefs, restaurants and the public with non-GMO masa made from ancestral or locally grown corn from Mexico. Masienda founder Jorge Gaviria discovered that there were millions of farmers in Mexico who were collaborating with seed breeders to preserve ancestral varieties of corn that originated in Mexico. He started supplying corn to chefs like Sean Brock, Gabriela Cámara, Carlos Salgado, and Rick Bayless after offering to supply the ancestral cornmeal to Mexican chef Enrique Olvera who was opening Cosme restaurant in New York City. The Masienda website not only sells masa and heirloom corn tortillas, but the heirloom varieties of corn themselves and all the equipment you need to make tortillas yourself at home, as well as the sale. wholesale of flour and other supplies to restaurants. On the website, you can find everything you need to make your own tortillas that will taste like no other commercially available tortilla.

Celebrated Filipino Restaurant Opening on Sawtelle

Photo: Facebook (@spoonandpork).

The famous Filipino restaurant Spoon and Pork will soon be opening a new location in addition to its Silver Lake restaurant in the Westside. As reported by Eater.com, Spoon and Pork co-owner Ray Yaptinchay has reportedly said the new restaurant will open in the old Kimikatsu space at 2121 Sawtelle Boulevard. The opening days of the new restaurant are Tuesday to Sunday with daily hours for lunch and dinner, lunch from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The restaurant serves, as they describe, modern cuisine Filipino comfort food including Chori rice, patita, and Adobo pork belly.

Playa Vista Food Festival today

Left to Right: Beef, Chicken and Pork Tacos from LOQUI in Culver City. Photo: Kerry Slater.

A brand new food festival opens in Playa Vista on October 14, as Toddrickallen.com reports. It’s called Taste of Runway and it’s the link where you can buy tickets. The restaurants that will serve food are Loqui, Urban Plates, Bell and Butterfly, Sol Cocina, Hopdoddy, Neighbors and the Joliet Café, which will also serve drinks. Alcohol can be purchased separately. All participating restaurants are located, Neighbors will be opening soon, in the Runway Shopping Center and there will be live music.

Cobi’s opens its doors in the former Dhaba space

The former Dhaba Indian restaurant at 2104 Main Street in Santa Monica. Photo: Sam Catanzaro.

As reported by Toddrickallen.com, Cobi’s, a Southeast Asian restaurant, is returning to a new location after closing earlier in 2021. The new restaurant opened in the former Indian restaurant space Dhaba in 2104 Main Street in Santa Monica. Cobi’s serves curries like Randang beef and other dishes like chicken larb and nasi goreng, as well as a dry-aged, wood-grilled branzino. You can book here.

Cure Spa Opening of the Malibu restaurant?

Photo: Facebook (@MalibuVillage).

There are rumors that Cure Spa has opened a restaurant near its spa in Cross Creek in Malibu, as reported by Toddrickallen.com. Both spaces are located at 23401 Civic Center Drive and while there is no confirmation that a restaurant will permanently open, Toddrickallen says there is an ABC app on the window that mentions that the app is for a “food court”. It remains to be seen what the new space will bring to the development of the park in Cross Creek, but it is very possible that a new restaurant or cafe related to Cure Spa is in the works. Cure Spa could not immediately be reached for comment.

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