Got burned - big time - last night by Slow Burn.
Made reservations for Sat night, based on @J_L ’s favorable review and some other teasers:
Debuting in soft open mode earlier this week, Slow Burn in Echo Park represents the latest concept from perpetual restaurant impresario Adam Fleischman (Umami Burger, 800 Degrees Pizza, Red Medicine). The menu features lots of fusion dishes incorporating comfort foods made with Asian & BBQ sensibilities. Let’s check it out!
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Smoky prawn cocktail with fiery cocktail sauce… Smashing! The prawns were fresh, p…
Three new restaurants from celeb chef José Andrés, a Korean-American deli, a two-story Mexican marketplace, and more.
Got the Resy “confirm” text-request the day before, and the annoying “You are due in one hour” reminders.
Yet, when we arrived with our friends, the place was totally locked up, phone number “not a working number,” IG account seemingly terminated, etc.
No calls or emails or texts at all.
So strange and really fucked-up!
They’re gone from Resy now. Web site and Instagram account also gone. That’s remarkably fast, especially given that it was a prototype for a potential chain.
slow burn leaving la like
Seems like a job for eaterLA
I wonder if the restaurant didn’t cancel Resy at the same time as they did the phone, web site, and IG, or if Resy doesn’t automatically cancel reservations when a restaurant drops the service. Per Wayback, the web site was offline by Friday at the latest.
Very sucky. Where did you end up eating?
The large bar at Taix.
Decent cocktails, tacky-kitschy decor, and excellent people-watching, but the food is a little more then okay and a little less than fine.
where am i supposed to get my sushi casserole with crab, crispy rice, yuzu, roe, nori, and eel sauce now?
Wow the restaurant lasted about a month? Is that a new record?
A restaurant in Alameda, California lasted one night. The owner got shitfaced, fought with some cops, and lost his licenses immediately.
If that restaurant was in SoCal, I still would have probably managed to get in a pictorial essay for FTC…
i ate there once in the 80’s and haven’t been back since.
They have some nice wines on their list. I remember a lovely Marsannay
I’m really curious what the story is here. I doubt Fleischman opened a new restaurant with reserves to only last a couple of weeks. There must be something else for the closure.