Roadside Eats, a new concept from the team behind Rush Street and City Tavern, is set to open inside the Arclight complex in Hollywood this Thursday. What looks like a fast casual concept among fast casual concepts (ShopHouse is across the street; Veggie Grill is next door) is being billed as a chef-driven eatery. This is because chef-partner Dave Northrup is behind the menu, which features a flavor-forward selection of Southern classics, done up street food-style.
In a release, Northrup says Roadside Eats is “is a spot I’ve been dreaming about for a long time. It's the food that I grew up loving, but with cleaner and brighter flavors.” The menu reminds us of long drives through small towns in Arkansas and Louisiana, with pit stops at shacks and smokehouses. There's pulled pork, sure, and brisket too. But also find Hickory-smoked Tri Tip, pecan fried chicken, and shrimp po’ boys. Fried green tomato BLTs, a recipe by City Tavern chef Jessica Christensen, sound like just the kind of thing we'd want to sneak into a movie.
Though the restaurant is casual, the team understands the importance of dessert. Cherry, peach, and apple fried pies are on offer here, as well as house-made vanilla soft-serve. This is the first location of what the group hopes will become a mini-chain. Get it while it's hot: Roadside Eats opens this Thursday at 11 a.m.
Roadside Eats, 6374 D Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, roadsideeats.com.