Renderings for Homeboy Cafe at LAX’s Terminal 3.
Travelers coming in and out of LAX’s Delta new terminal can anticipate a slew of new restaurants, retail, and coffee options in the coming months. The terminal actually opened in April, but today’s news is all about where to dine while traveling through Terminal 3 at LAX.
Five restaurants will open in various phases when Delta opens Terminal 3 on October 5, though chef Nyesha Arrington’s Native later in the month. In the coming months, expect to be able to order from local coffee chain Alfred Coffee, as well as Homeboy Cafe, rapper Ludacris’s Chicken + Beer, and Jamba for smoothies, bowls, and fresh juice. Dine-in will be available, but there’s also mobile pickup and delivery via LAXOrderNow.com.
Delta’s $2.3 billion-dollar terminal took four years to complete, with nine new gates and larger seating areas equipped with more coveted power strips for device charging. For some time now, LAX has been nearly unrecognizable as construction has been underway. Spectrum News reports that LAX also completed the final pedestrian bridge structure for an automated people mover yesterday.
Fire at Hotville Chicken
Hotville Chicken owner Kim Prince experienced a fire at her restaurant earlier this week. Prince tells Eater LA it started due to a combination of static, heat, and oil residue, which turned into a smoldering invisible flame. She reports no injuries, just inhaled fumes. Hotville is open, but it’s a stark reminder about the constant challenges of restaurant ownership.
A quest for Chinese doughnuts
Local writer Jean Trinh went deep for the Los Angeles Times and ventured to 20 restaurants throughout the Southland in search of tiao, or Chinese doughnuts.
Plant-based restaurants have sprung up
It’s been quite a year for LA’s plant-based dining. VegOut News published a list of 10 great vegan restaurants — and one butcher — that opened in 2022.
Alice Waters’s restaurants get a comparative review
San Francisco Chronicle writer Soleil Ho recently visited Lulu from chef Alice Waters. Ho’s new review is a detailed look at her Westwood restaurant, with some comparisons to the author-chef’s established Berkeley outpost, Chez Panisse.
A fundraiser for Pakistani flood victims
Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen will continue to donate 15 percent of all sales to Pakistan’s flood relief through October 15. Flooding in the region has devastated the country, displacing as many as 33 million Pakistanis in recent months. The halal Fullerton restaurant recently received the Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand designation.