Food and Restaurant News from Shambra Restaurant Consulting

Say Whee!

Now this beats all. A new concept in the UK will deliver your food to you--wait for it--by rollercoaster. Seems like each table orders via tablet and then your food shoots down from the ceiling to your table. Just don't order the hot soup.

How about an aphrodisiac dinner for two for Valentine's Day?

Daniel Rolnik Gallery / John Kilduff - Artist

Daniel Rolnik Gallery / John Kilduff - Artist

Like food? Like art? How about some tasty art. John Kilduff artist and TV-/internet-host will be featured at this month's LA Art Show, at "Kilduff's Bakery." He'll be painting up "made to order" art in his faux bakery kiosk. So if you like to look at food as well as eat it, order up a cookie or croissant to hang on your walls at home.

Picture from the Daniel Rolnik Gallery.

And lastly, if you like playing with your food, check out this Instagram post. Featuring custard dumplings made in a Hong Kong restaurant, the diner proceeds to demonstrate the funnier aspects of eating such a confection.  


Food and Restaurant News

We always knew it, of course. Cheese (like chocolate, potato chips, wine, and well, crack) is, as we thought, just like crack. Well now you have proof that your cheese addiction is real.

Need restaurant inspiration? Try out quirky Baroo, a no-frills, no-sign little Korean joint, serving up lots of vegetarian and vegan dishes (don't worry, there's meat too). The name? It's the word for the bowl from which Buddhist monks eat.

Just because summer is nearly over, you shouldn't give up on great fruits and veg. Here's what's in season now.

Lists of people who shouldn't stop for lunch: firetrucks on the way to a three-alarmer, police driving to a bank robbery, and yeah, human tissue transport drivers in downtown LA.

Finally, for you Star Wars fans, don't miss Faith & Flower's off-menu dessert item. The treats are hand-made by pastry chef Josh Graves, just in time to celebrate the December 18 release of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. Check out more mouth-watering pics at HuffPost.

Picture from Faith & Flower on Instagram.

Red O Santa Monica in Haute Living, and other news

SRC News:

Recently opened Red O Santa Monica appears in Haute Living. 

This looks better than a Bloomin' Onion: Jon & Vinny's recipe for cornmeal-fried spring onions with chile aioli. Yum.


News and notable:

A NYC bakery that will hire anyone.

See pics of Clifton's Cafeteria, which opened last week/will open some time this week. 

We're more wine snobs (or pretend to be) but if you like craft beers in LA, you'll like this.

Or, maybe you prefer craft cocktails?


Food and restaurant news

News about our clients:

Red O Santa Monica: The restaurant is offering a wine tasting deal during September for California Wine Month. Choose two three-ounce pours from a number of selected wines for $12. 

Shhh. Is it too soon to mention? Well, toddrickallen did, so I guess we can, too. Mr. Shambra, who worked for CPK prior to starting his firm, was selected by Mr. Flax and Mr. Rosenfield for design services and equipment for their upcoming resto, Bottlefish. No news to provide yet, but look for more details (and photos) soon!

In other news:

Would you try vegetable ice cream?

Chefs discuss the future of dining in LA. Fine dining and minimum wage seem to be trending topics, along with "chef-driven" and "quick-casual."

Get your own personal sommelier, and wine at your door. 

You need this National Food & Event Calendar! Get a comprehensive calendar of every known national food day! Plan your next meal or party! Today, September 15, for example, you could serve creme de menthe, a double cheeseburger, and linguini and celebrate all three foods at once. Mr. Shambra's birthday, you ask? Well, looks like the appropriate thing to serve is apple betty, whatever that is