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OPEN FACE FOOD SHOP Wishes everyone a happy holiday season!

Follow us on Instagram @openfacefoodshop

and check out our new store @hyawestadams

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.

Open Face Food Shop

5577 West Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016

855.676.3223 | info@openfacefoodshop.com

Summer Hours:

Wednesday- Friday 11am- 4pm

Weekend Brunch 10am- 3pm

Closed Monday and Tuesday

Periodic Closures for Private Events are noted at the top of the page.

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The change of seasons is always bittersweet. Yes, tomatoes are taking their final bow (farewell, amazing summer friends), but squash, persimmon and the southern bounty of citrus is waiting in the wings. Very exciting 🙂

Came into the kitchen today, the last week for our “Inside Out BLT”, to find these gorgeous cone head cabbage being prepped for our Danish Remoulade…the cabbage Lene grew up with and the only proper ingredient for the purist 😀

Thanks to the geniuses @the_garden_of_ for always making things so beautiful and thank you, summer’s bounty, for another great season.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Lene, Mark and the Open Face Team

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Stage two

after two days of maceration, the fruit (Gorgeous Pluerry from Tenerelli Orchards) is ready to be cooked down. Once the temperature hits 218° to 220° and it will be ready to go in the jars for final canning

Already delicate and delicious… Can’t wait!

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What an amazing event! It’s not every day we have the honor of serving the President, the Speaker of the House, half a dozen sitting congressmen, judges, movie and tv icons.. all under one roof. Wow…

With the immensely important midterms right around the corner we’re truly honored to be able to do our part. Even more, we truly appreciate everyone’s patience and support during our recent closure.
We spent today getting ready for the weekend , and we’ll be open tomorrow for regular service… and our first big sale at @hyawestadams, rain or shine!
See you this weekend and thanks again!!
-Lene, Mark and the Open Face team

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What a beautiful event last night!
It ended up being a bit longer than we had expected (more than one person missed their flight home) but I guess when you’re having a really great time. there will be other flights! 🙂

One more REALLY big event tonight, then we can get ready to open the restaurant again for the weekend, and for our first big sale @hyawestadams!

thanks for your patience and your support while we get through these two challenging but meaningful evenings and we will see you over the weekend!

-Lene, Mark and the Open Face Team

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Hi, everyone! We will be unexpectedly closed tomorrow due to staffing issues (nothing dramatic). In addition, we have a couple VERY high profile events next week that will be controlling much of our schedule next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday so please accept our apologies in advance. We'll tell you more as we can. It’s actually quite exciting 🙂

As always we REALLY apologize for our crazy schedule; we are still in the tail end of our 2+ year journey through COVID and it's associated fallout, but we have every hope that things will be settling down sooner rather than later. We truly appreciate your p[atience while we wait for the world to start spinning on it's axis as it always has 🙂

Big hugs to everyone and we'll see you on Thursday!

Lene, Mark and the Open Face Team

PS: The photo doesn’t have anything to do with the closure, I just took that at my sisters house and thought it was beautiful 🙂
See you soon!

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Closed Thursday, September 29th offsite events.

Sorry for the late notice, but one of our catering staff is under the weather and we still don’t have quite enough well trained staff to accommodate both businesses. (it’s just a normal garden variety chest cold… I hear they are making a comeback 🙂

As always, we appreciate your patience and your support while we slog through the final stages of Covid and it’s pervasive labor issues. Sooner or later things will work themselves out and we will all get back to business the way we had planned.

Until then, thank you, thank you, thank you and we will reopen again on Friday!

Lene, Mark, and the open face team

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So exciting!

These gorgeous Buena Mulata heirloom peppers are starting to get ripe! First they are a gorgeous purple then yellow, orange, and finally deep red… ready for harvest! They have been maturing in a nice sunny spot behind our store @hyawestadams.

We were introduced to these and other heirloom varieties by our good friends at @logansgardens and they have become one of our absolute favorites. Jimmy said he loves them and who are we to argue? 🙂

These beauties are in the Cayenne family so solid heat (50,000-70,000 on the Scoville scale) but more important,amazing flavor!

Woohoo!!!
Spicy is Nicey!

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“Celebrity Roast”, Open Face style!

Gorgeous roasted Celebrity tomatoes from Munak Ranch for our Open Face Danish sandwiches today! Seriously, we wait all year for Hugo and Victor’s tomatoes, and we are in peak season. If you were a tomato lover come see what we’ve got for you! what a great time of year to be hungry! Support our amazing farmers like Munak Ranch!

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Not gonna find THIS at the supermarket!

Just another reason to support your local farmers. These gorgeous, thumb sized blackberries come to us from J. G. Farms and are as delicious as they are impressive.

Just… wow 🤩
We’re soooooo lucky….

Come visit soon!

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New brunch dish today!

We sold out of Yesterdays special so fast we decided we should create something new for you!

Jimenez Farms has amazing yellow zucchini, so we focused on those for today’s special.

Zucchini fritters with dill and fresh mint, danish feta and Munak Ranch celebrity tomatoes. Add an organic sunny egg and viola! A light fresh seasonal brunch with all of our favorites 🙂

Hope we get to see you soon, and thank you as always for your amazing support!

- Lene and Mark

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Meet Smorgastarta! A Swedish tradition, think of a savory layered seafood torta with wild Oregon Bay shrimp, our signature egg salad and smoked Irish salmon layered with our three day sourdough! Amazing…
available this weekend (while supplies last). Come try something new and wonderful!

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Support for Ukraine- Join us!

July 28th, Open Face Food Shop and HYA West Adams is honored to host our second live performance in support of the Ukrainian people.
The evening will highlight 5 short works by Ukrainian playwrights from the first days of the invasion performed live by our good friends @ghostroadcompany. 100% of proceeds will go to three wonderful charities benefitting the people of Ukraine in a time of great need.
The first fundraiser was a huge success; an eye opening and first hand glimpse into the day to day struggles of the Ukrainian people told with both heart and humor, and filled with stories beyond the headlines. This performance will feature 3 new works in addition to a musical performance by Ghost Road collaborator Jakob Berger. It will be a wonderful evening.

Reserve your place at the link below, seating is limited.

https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=grc

Thank you as always for your incredible support, and we look forward to seeing you on July 28th at the community space behind HYA West Adams, 5601 West Adams Blvd.

Lene and Mark

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Summer is here! Well, technically not yet but you know what I mean 🙂

Starting today, our “Summer is here!“ Toast is back on the menu. This is always a great opportunity for us to showcase the best of the farmers market in a single, light and delicious dish. Every bite is an exploration.

Thanks to all our amazing growers for their hard work making such beautiful produce, and thanks to all of you for your amazing support

Come try the new “summer is here!“… You won’t be disappointed 🙂

- Lene and Mark

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The colors of prep.

Sometimes, just stopping and looking around the kitchen in the morning is the most inspiring moment of the day. This is just one of our three prep stations, too!
Late spring, what an amazing time of year to be hungry 🙂

Come join us and see what the best farmers on the planet, our California growers, are harvesting right now.

We are so lucky, aren’t we? 🙂

See you soon!

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Yay! Staff meal today is so beautiful… What a great time of year to be hungry 🙂

Stop by this weekend for beautiful, fresh specials.

Home made. Handmade. Honest.

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