Wednesday, March 15, 2023

What's The Topanga Social?


Did the girl from Boy Meets World create a social app or something? No, the Topanga Social is a brand-spanking new food hall featuring 24 of some of LA's most talked about restaurants and pop-ups now within the valley, specifically the Westfield Topanga Mall. It opens this Spring...hopefully.

Here's the latest on whose gonna be apart of it, though someone seems kicked off, because they're only 24 places now.
Eater LA's head most of exploded after seeing everything coming to the valley.

Shrimp Daddy
Topanga Social’s culinary concepts are: Amboy Quality Burgers (Chef Alvin Cailan), Burrata
(Co-Founders Antonello Dato and Francesco Gatti, Partner Mimmo Bruno of Di Stefano cheese), a candy shop curated by, Dtown Pizzeria (Chef and Owner Ryan Ososky), Dumpling Monster (Chef and Owner Perry Cheung), Fat Sal’s (Founders Josh Stone and Sal Capek), Hey Hey Boba (Crafter Christopher Kwok), I Love Micheladas (Co-founders Paulina Lopez-Velazquez, Bricia Lopez, and Fernando Lopez), Jay Bird’s Chicken (Chef Jay Bogsinske - Executive Chef/Director of Culinary), Katsu Sando (Chef Daniel So), Mad Lab Coffee (Owner and Founders Andrew Sinclair and Sarah Sinclair), MANEATINGPLANT (Partners and Chefs Candice Tzeng and Phil Kwan), Margarita Garden (tequilas and cocktails), Mini Kabob (Owners and Chefs Ovakim Martirosyan, Alvard Martirosyan, and Armen Martirosyan), Oakberry (CEO Georgios Frangulis), Pearl Champagne Bar, Poke Me, Primo's Donuts (Founders Ralph and Celia Primo), Rock & Reilly’s, Temaki by Seaweed Handroll Bar (Chef Jesse Herek), Shrimp Daddy (Partners Dan Tran, June Quan, Anna Wang, Jeremy Tu), Slab BBQ (Pitmaster and Owner Burt Bakman), The Pie Room (Chef Curtis Stone), Truffle Brothers Market (Michael and Marco Pietroiacovo), and Wanderlust Creamery (Chef and Owner Adrienne Borlongan).-via the Businesswire
When talking to friends about it they seemed overjoyed with their utter hate of traveling outside of the valley to get to better food destinations. They don't want to deal with the traffic or the parking when it comes to downtown or really outside of their comfort zone.

Still, we're holding back our praise on how good it goes as Westfield's The Village nearby lacks so many restaurants worth going to when it gets down to it and it had huge amount of excitement for it before it sort of settled into kind of bland place to walk around.