The Holloway is replacing Allumette in Echo Park, and the new restaurant and bar is offering those participating in the Echo Park Rising music and arts event a sneak peek this weekend. The restaurant, which formerly was helmed by Miles Thompson and closed last month, will be open today with a limited menu throughout the weekend, then officially opens its doors Sept. 1.
"Top Chef" alum Brian Huskey, who worked with Ricardo Zarate to open Mo-Chica, Picca and Paiche, will be the new chef, with a menu of reimagined diner classics including burgers and fries.
Some of the dishes include a housemade vegan burger made with vegetables, nuts, barley, sprouts and faux roasted pepper aioli, hand-cut French fries with smoky ketchup and a kale salad with pine nuts, Parmesan, raisins and roasted garlic dressing.
Keeping in line with the classic diner theme, Holloway features vinyl booths and a jukebox. There's also a full bar with two large flat-screen TVs.
During this weekend's Echo Park Rising festivities, Huskey will serve a small selection of drink and food specials, including vegan items. Holloway will be open Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
1320 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles, (213) 221-7615