chef dakota

Chef Dakota Weiss has been most notably receiving lots of critical acclaim and popular success with her most recent concept Sweetfin Poke, on the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, CA. The aesthetic and ethos of her next project Estrella, set to open mid-September, is inspired by the bohemian bungalow culture of LaurelCanyon in the 60s-70s, made popular by the likes of Joni Mitchell, Mama Cass Elliot, etc.  The name Estrella comes from the Joni Mitchell song, “Ladies of the Canyon.” In addition to the vast indoor/outdoor space of the new restaurant, the all-day hotspot will also feature a private lounge and 50 seat (couches) screening room, for marquee private events in LA.

Learn more about out Sweetfin Poké.

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The 5th annual Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival runs from Thursday August 27th to Sunday August 30th.  

Headquartered in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, with main events taking place directly in front of the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall (with closures along Grand Avenue, between 1st and 3rd street), the 5th annual Los Angeles Food & Wine festival will feature three-nights and four-days of unrivaled tastings, dinners, lunches, seminars, cooking demonstrations, and special events located across parts of greater Los Angeles including Downtown, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Hollywood, and more.

Headliners include, Tyler Florence, Curtis Stone, Questlove and The Roots, Thomas Keller, Michelle Bernstein, Alex Guarnaschelli, Michael Chiarello, Elizabeth Falkner, among others.

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Visit for ticket information!