There’s good news/bad news folks.
The good news is I am helping launch a new restaurant called ChocoChicken which will be opening its doors in March downtown. I have partnered with Adam Fleischman (Umami, 800 Degrees) and his AdVantage Restaurant Group and Keith Previte on a new concept that I helped developed (and they more importantly perfected) and my time and energy is focused on making that a great success. Plus, I don’t feel comfortable being brutally honest about other restaurants when I’ve joined the game myself. Guess it’ll soon be time for others to cheer/jeer about ChocoChicken at my expense.
EaterLA article here.
The bad news is Feed The Monster is changing. No longer will there be reviews of the finest (and worst) restaurants in Los Angeles. The past few years have been a blast and I have so many great memories and have loved being able to share them all with you.
From dumpling factory tours to chocolate factory tours to pickle company tours, from outrageously great meals to truly horrid ones, from being on KCRW’s Good Food to having CNN do a piece about my journey, I ate damn well and raised money for The James Cancer Hospital in honor of my father.
It has long been my dream to open a restaurant and the experience so far has been incredibly rewarding. As one chapter ends, a new journey begins. FTM will live on as I share this new path with you so don’t take this site off your bookmarks just yet.
As Willy Wonka opined “The suspense is terrible… I hope it’ll last. “
Be well and eat well.