By Courtney Walsh, West Coast Editor
Pop-up restaurants are all the rage in Los Angeles, allowing for chefs to test a number of culinary ideas without the potential risk of a brick and mortar. Yet finding the right space for these pop-up events can be time consuming. Enter Unit 120, the culinary incubator launched this year by Eggslut’s chef Alvin Cailan in Chinatown’s Far East Plaza.
Meant as an arena for chefs to be able to experiment, play with, and test out their burgeoning food concepts, the space became an instant hit for local foodies always seeking to be the first to eat at the next big culinary concept. More importantly, however, was the space’s impact on Chinatown, and Los Angeles’ culinary scene as a whole. By providing a theatre to showcase the emerging culinary talent, Unit 120 has effectively leveled the playing field allowing young, emerging chefs the same opportunities that chefs working in larger, more well-known restaurants are.Read More