Michael Mina’s next LA project is a restaurant inside a health club


Chef Michael Mina’s culinary presence is set to change in Los Angeles with a restaurant called Mother tongue, inside a future fitness center called Heimat at the corner of La Bréa and Romain. Heimat will include the Mina restaurant, gym, day spa, rooftop pool, jacuzzi and outdoor bar with city views. The establishment is slated to open in a former coworking space in early 2022.

Mother Tongue was born when Mina Group partnered with RSG Group, which owns Gold’s Gym and other fitness facilities. The menu will focus on plant-based foods and whole foods. Of all the cities to launch Mother Tongue and Heimat, Los Angeles seems like a great place to try it, given this combination of fitness and dining. Via a press release, Mother Tongue is described as “a place for an evening with friends, a happy hour cocktail, a business lunch or a breakfast with colleagues”.

Pinky’s Return

Los Feliz Pinky’s bar – by the Atrium team – reopened this week with a new drink menu dedicated to 1980s beach culture. Beverage manager Aly Iwamoto invented the latest cocktails, including including the three day weekend with bourbon, pineapple rim and banana. If you need food while you drink, try the birria or potato tacos.

New soul food at LA Live

Former Phoenix Suns Kevin Johnson opens Fixins Soul Kitchen at LA Live Monday, October 18, in the former Shaquille’s restaurant (Lakers legend Shaquille O’Neal). Fixins Soul Kitchen’s original location is in Sacramento (Johnson was the city’s 55th mayor), with traditional stirring offerings like fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, and a fried stuffed egg.

Fall Wine Dinner at Union in Pasadena

Pasadena’s Union is hosting a seven-course dinner with winemakers Wenzlau Vineyard and Habit Wine on October 19. Tickets cost $ 175 per person, excluding taxes and tips. For reservations, email [email protected]

Dodger beer and super fans

After the NDLS Dodgers’ victory over the San Francisco Giants last night, it’s a good time to note that a fan has chosen the name of the team’s official beer by Golden Road Brewing. After thousands of submissions, Dodgers fan Zack Gardea came up with the winning name: Brew Heaven. For her services, Gardea will receive VIP tickets to a 2022 Dodgers game of her choice, a $ 350 gift card and a chance to meet Justin Turner in real life.

Senator Alex Padilla’s roll technique

In case you missed it, Pacoima-born California Senator Alex Padilla has gone a bit viral this week, showing off some serious tortilla skills while being interviewed by LA Taco.


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