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OPEN FACE FOOD SHOP

Modern Danish Sandwich Shop

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While the name says a lot, it doesn’t tell the whole story.

From traditional Danish flavors to elevated American fare, you will find something for everyone at Open Face Food Shop. Simply put, chef Lene Houck creates amazing menus using farm fresh, seasonal ingredients in modern, inventive pairings. Lene and her husband Mark hope that their neighbors and friends will enjoy both the food she’s lovingly created and the welcoming atmosphere surrounding it.

Homemade. Handmade. Honest.

Location

5577 West Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016

855.676.3223 | info@openfacefoodshop.com

Hours

11am- 5pm Tuesday- Friday

10am- 3pm Saturday & Sunday

Closed Monday

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… and in a couple minutes, wow! Charred spring onions ready for pickling. Can’t wait to taste these in a week when they are finished!

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Gorgeous spring onions from @the_garden_of_ On the screaming hot plancha….

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There is literally nothing in the world that makes us happier than to serve you and to see your smiles again.Your support of us has been inspiring, energizing and it’s the reason we get up every morning. Thank you.

Many of you may know that we ran a catering company before opening the restaurant and are receiving a tremendous volume of calls for our Private Event services.

These events are important especially at this moment; everyone is yearning to see their loved ones, hug their friends, meet their new grandchildren… we’ve all spent too much time apart.

We’re honored to be part of these wonderful and personal moments, but to do so we need to close the restaurant for the day. The industry wide labor shortage (and the laws of physics) makes it impossible for us to do both at the same time.

Too many of our friends in the restaurant industry are working through the same challenges and we hope you’ll find it in your hearts to be patient with us all. This isn’t something we can “pivot” our way out of, we just have to work through it together as best we can.

We fully expect this to be a temporary glitch and we humbly ask your patience on the days we can’t serve you at the restaurant. We hate the thought of you showing up for your favorite Danish sandwich and finding us closed so we’re doing our best to give everyone ample notice here, Facebook, Google, Yelp, our website and anywhere we can think of.

Thank you so much for your understanding and please know we would do the same for you.

By the way, WE’RE HIRING so spread the word (we’re great people to work for).

Thank you again and we’ll see you all soon!
-Lene, Mark and the OFFS team

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New on the menu today, seared Baramundi Sandwich!

One of our all-time favorite fish, served with shaved fennel remoulade, crispy capers and a wild arugula citrus salad.

All this weekend at Open Face Food Shop

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Fresh Blackberries for DAYS!!!
Many thanks to Pudwill farms for this amazing haul.

Now, what should we do with this bounty? We’re thinking a fresh blackberry shrub... what do you think?

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Say hello to our new Summer Toast!

Made from everything beautiful and delicious at the farmers market in this amazing time of year. Fresh fava beans, snap peas, peaches, heirloom carrots, squash blossoms, radishes and fresh herbs… All on sourdough bâtard with whipped feta... hello, summer!

Huge thanks to the most amazing farmers on the planet for their hard work and skill.
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I know we don’t have artichokes on the menu, I just wanted to share this with you because it’s so beautiful.

There’s an amazing symmetry in the things that grow; take a walk through the markets and see for yourself (and then take something home you’ve never had before and try it).
We’re so lucky to have such bounty, honestly 🙂

See you soon!

Mark and Lene

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LA Sandwich week starts tomorrow @openfacefoodshop!

We are so pleased to be included in the inaugural LA Sandwich Week May 24th- May 31st!
Celebrating and supporting small business (and the love of all things Sandwich) LA Sandwich week has chosen 100 small restaurants countywide to highlight our amazingly diverse communities and the great food here in Los Angeles. We’re honored to have been chosen to take part starting tomorrow. Win gift cards for yourself by tagging #BestOfLASW21 and $1000 grant for your favorite sandwich shop by tagging it (and them) #BestLASandwichMaker

In addition, @secretcityla has partnered with Wells Fargo to donate $1 for every sandwich sold in support of Project Angel Food, one of the most caring and worthy organizations in our community.

Great food, a great cause, and a great time to give back to your community. See you this week!

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Hi, everyone!

Just a quick reminder that the restaurant is closed this weekend so that we can help with some off site catering events.
We will miss serving you, but it’s important to us to help people begin gathering safely with their loved ones again. It’s been too long! 🙂

We will reopen on Tuesday, and thanks again to all of you for your amazing support!

- Lene, Mark and the team

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We will be closed Saturday 05.22 and Sunday 05.23 for private events. Thanks for your understanding and we'll seer you next week! ...

“Before we were pickles...”
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Go, little Hoverfly!
We saw a bunch of these busy pollinators by our back door, so we rolled our Manzanilla olive trees to where they were hanging out… and they got right to work! Thanks, guys!

Turns out they like eat aphids, too… woohoo!

Can’t wait to get some beautiful olives for curing.

Our next “Closed on Monday’s” project is to get the Buena Mulata pepper replanted. Beautiful, flavorful, and really hot 🙂

Feeling like a farmer!

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Hi, everyone. Just a quick reminder that we will be closed for regular menu service tomorrow, May 16th to accommodate a private event. We will also be closed next weekend for the same reason.

You can expect a few more closures of this type in the near future as people begin to feel more comfortable seeing their loved ones after the long year that has just passed. We know everyone misses their friends and family and are really looking forward to getting back together. We’re happy to be able to help.
We truly appreciate your understanding as we try to juggle both our beloved restaurant guests and the people we have come to know and love so well through our many years as a catering and event company, Food By Lene.

We will always try to give you as much advance notice as we can in these situations to avoid any inconvenience.

See you on Tuesday and thank you again for your incredible support!

Lene, Mark and the Open Face team

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New this week only!
Fresh and wild Oregon bay shrimp roll! Handmade split top brioche roll + side salad.
Short season, limited availability so don’t wait! 🙂

See you soon,
Open Face Food Shop
Homemade.
Handmade.
Honest.

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100 years and counting!

January 18, 1921. Copenhagen city council grants the first ever license to sell hotdogs in the town square. A revolution had quietly begun...
Fast forward a century; Where can you taste of this cultural icon here in Los Angeles?

Open Face Food Shop!

As close to the original as you are likely to find, the “Great Dane“ hot dog is a true taste of Copenhagen street food, and a far cry from your average hotdog.

Hot dog lovers rejoice! The big dog is back in town 🙂

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May is AAPI Heritage month! Do your part to support the AAPI community during this fundraiser and raffle. If you’ve never had an ISAmade Mango Royale pie, you owe it to yourself to buy a ticket. Seriously (she even made one for Mark’s birthday!) 😀
We are pleased and honored to take part and we hope you will, too. Buy your raffle tickets today for your chance to win!

Good luck and thank you for your support of the amazing AAPI community!!

Lene and Mark
Open Face Food Shop
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Mother’s Day is this Sunday!
Back by popular demand, the Open Face Food Shop “Weekend thing“ smorgasbord brunch will make your celebration easy and delicious (and you won’t have to do the dishes!)

Based on the very popular RE:Her tasting menu:

House Cured Gravlax, mustard dill sauce on rugbrød
Wild Oregon Bay Shrimp salad (1 lb!), toasted brioche
Asparagus and Spinach frittata
Green Herb Chicken salad, shaved fennel, fried capers
Farmer’s Market green salad, house vinaigrette
Fødelsdagsboller (Danish Birthday buns), house made jam and butter
Chocolate pots de Creme
Harry’s Berries Strawberries

Generously feeds four adults. Saturday or Sunday pick up. See you over the weekend and happy Mother’s Day!

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Just in and starting today, fresh and wild Oregon Bay shrimp!
This is as close to Greenland shrimp as you will find, a true Danish delicacy with a very short season. The flavor and texture are simply wonderful; there is nothing like shrimp that has never seen the inside of a freezer 🙂

Starting today in limited quantities so stop by and experience one of the truly iconic tastes of Scandinavia!

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“What the world needs now, is lilacs, sweet lilacs...” 😄
Another great, grown gift from the wonderful wizards @weiserfamilyfarms @smfms #putapickleonit #farmersmarket #westadams #healthyeating #midcity #danish #bestsandwiches #sandwichshop
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Hi, everyone! We’re back, with new extended hours and new dine in seating at the counter beginning today in addition to contactless curbside pick up and QR code ordering right from your seat.
Order online and eat here, or just walk in, the way things used to be 🙂

Thank you to everyone for their amazing support, and we look forward to seeing you this week!

Lene and Mark

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