The Crack Shack
Los Angeles is about to get another fried chicken restaurant, only this one comes by way of San Diego and a “Top Chef” winner. Chef Richard Blais, executive chef Jon Sloan and owner Michael Rosen plan to open a location of the Crack Shack, their San Diego fried chicken restaurants, at the Westfield Century City mall in spring 2018. The restaurant is known for its fried chicken and egg dishes including the Señor Croque (a breakfast sandwich with fried chicken, bacon, a fried egg, cheddar cheese, miso maple butter and brioche); and “crack-spiced” bone-in fried chicken. The restaurant will be the fourth Crack Shack location (the third location will open in Costa Mesa later this year) and will include picnic-style seating, fire pits, and a bocce ball court. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 277-3898, www.westfield.com/centurycity.