2019 was a year of new pop-ups, and it was also a year for pop-ups finding permanent homes. In the case of Broad Street Oyster Company, it was both. The Smorgasburg and Hollywood Night Market regular launched a new residency within the Malibu Village shopping center over the summer, announcing a run through the start of November. The residency was such a perfect fit—and seafood-hungry Angelenos from all over the map swarmed the sunny space for lobster rolls—that the team agreed to stayed on through the end of the year. Now, the Broad Street team tells us they’ll be spinning their residency into a permanent home in 2020 and beyond. We love it when one of our favorite pop-ups lands a full restaurant, and apparently, so do you.
Every year in L.A. dining feels more action-packed than the last, but this year felt especially grueling. Somehow, our city kept up a rapidfire pace of Michelin stars, new food halls, more food fests, an entirely new onslaught of food-themed Instagram traps… er, “museums”, and openings—and near-immediate closures—from some of the country’s biggest chefs all within a few months.
Join us as we look back on 2019 by revisiting our biggest restaurants and bars stories—ranked in ascending order of reader popularity—and look ahead to a few restaurants headed our way in 2020.