Echo Park — The couple behind Ostrich Farm restaurant on Sunset Boulevard expects to open their new Mexican-inspired bar and restaurant across the street as early as next month.
Husband and wife Jaime Turrey and Brooke Fruchtman fired up the wood-fired grill at Ostrich Farm in December 2014, attracting a large and loyal following for what they called an “American Heritage” menu. For their new endeavor, called Bar Caló, Turrey and Fruchtman will be serving up Mexican inspired foods and flavors in a concept that a restaurant rep described as an “all day experience with full liquor and food.”
Cocktails created by former Bestia bar Manager Jeremy Simpson will feature seasonal ingredients and drinks will include indy-produced mezcal and Mexican wines.
In the kitchen, Carrie Funk, who used to work at Ostrich Farm, will play up California produce and seafood and use her home-grown herbs and chiles. Expect a shareable plates menu with dishes like salt-roasted spot prawns, Tom Kha ceviche, quesadilla with hibiscus flowers and Oaxaca hot chicken.
Turrey and Fruchtman have been working on their new restaurant for about two years. It will open in a minimall, filling the former L.A. Pizza Co. space next to Sunset Beer.
Bar Caló, will be at 1498 Sunset near Douglas.
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