Tidbits: Slanted Door Opening in LA, A Call for Servers (for Radio!), Sustainable Seafood Week


Charles Phan; photo via The Slanted Door website.

File this under “interesting”: the Los Angeles Times (via LAist) reports that Charles Phan will be opening a location of the ~SLANTED DOOR~ in the City Market South development in downtown L.A.’s Fashion District. Olle Lundberg will be designing the space (like all his other locations). Plan on an early 2016 opening.

Are you a server? Then please check this out: “Calling all restaurant servers in the Bay Area—I want to interview you! My name is Sara Curtis and I’m an independent radio producer and a UC Berkeley Food and Farming Journalism Fellow. I’m interviewing servers working in all types of restaurants, from fine dining to diners. I would love to talk with you for an hour or two, record your observations, and give the server perspective a home on the radio.

I’m interviewing during the whole month of September and the beginning of October. If you are interested in being interviewed or if you know a server that likes to talk, please email me. You can find me on Twitter @sbcsays and on my website. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you!”

Sustainable Seafood Week will be running upstream and downstream in San Francisco from September 13th to 20th. We love our seafood here, so here’s your chance to learn more about it. Local, sustainable seafood will be the focus of Industry Lab discussions; a pop-up gala event (on the ferryboat Eureka!) will feature food from Scoma’s, Fine & Rare, Waterbar, and more; seafood food carts will be highlighted at SoMa StrEat Food Park; and there’s a Fisherman Wharf’s sustainable seafood crawl, among many other activities. And look for restaurants like State Bird Provisions and Homestead in Oakland to be highlighting sustainable seafood dishes through a partnership with OpenTable. Some of the events are kid-friendly; be sure to check them out.