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OPEN FACE FOOD SHOP

 

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

Winter Hours:

Wed. Thurs. Fri. 11am- 4pm

Weekend brunch 10am- 3pm

Closed Monday & Tuesday

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Hi, everybody!

In honor of our participation in Magnolia pictures virtual premiere of “A Taste of Hunger “ this evening, we are offering a special hotdog box all this week we call LA to Copenhagen!

One Great Dane hotdog you’ve come to love and our new Cali Classic dog with smashed avocado, pickled onion and chili aïoli!
Thanks to @magnoliapics and @helloflux for inviting us to be part of this very special premier. @atasteofhunger

Hope to see you soon!

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Happy Sunday, everybody!

Something very special for our dine in guests today, One of our all-time favorites.

Delicate Wild Icelandic Haddock fish cake served with a fresh fennel remoulade and a taste of our Harry’s berries strawberry soup, it is an absolutely delicious way to start your Sunday

Limited quantities, so come visit us early…It’s a beautiful day!

Thanks to everyone for your incredible support, and we look forward to serving you soon.

Lene, Mark and the Open Face Team

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Hi, everybody! We’re back 🙂

We have some great new brunch items today and even though we’re expected to get a little rain this morning we will be open for safe outdoor dining on our heated patio and at the long counter on West Adams.

We are SO looking forward to seeing everybody and thanks for your patience earlier this week 🙂

Coffee’s hot, come hungry, and will see you soon!

-Lene and Mark

PS, New arrivals @hyawestadams today, too! 🙂

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Hi, everyone. Happy holidays to you all.

We have decided to close there restaurant for the remainder of the year and reopen again on January 5th, 2022 (wow, 2021 went fast…)

With COVID cases on the rise and rain on the way we figured it would be best to take a quick pause to catch our breath and come back roaring and rested in the new year.

Our new store HYA @hyawestadams will remain open with cool new items arriving every day, so we hope you’ll drop in. If you haven’t had a chance to stop by it’s a great little store with wonderful items for your home and for those you love.

As the year draws to a close, we want to thank each and every one of you for your incredible support; we’ve been walking this bumpy road together for a while now, and it’s a great comfort to know we’re walking it alongside wonderful people like you.
You have become our friends, allies and cheerleaders and we are deeply thankful for everything you bring to our little shop on the corner. We’ll see you soon.

With gratitude,

Lene, Mark and the OFFS team

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From all of us here at OpenFace Food Shop and HYA, we want to wish you all a season of joy, laughter and gratitude with the people you love.

We are DEEPLY grateful to you all for your shining smiles and the warmth you have shown us every day of the year; you are the reason we do what we do and we are truly lucky to call you our friends!
Happy Holidays however you choose celebrate them and we look forward to seeing you all very soon.

Lene and Mark
Isa, Ruth and Esteban
@openfacefoodshop

Amy and Clare
@hyawestadams

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They’re here!
What’s colorful and handmade, highly collectible and very hard to find?
Watch this space for the most beautiful holiday gifts for children we have seen in ages. On our shelves next week. So exciting! #westadams #handmade #oldschool #holidaygiftideas #happyholidays #newstoreopening
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Happy birthday, Isa!

Every day we are honored to call you our friend, our colleague and our Pod-mate. Lucky us 😀

May the coming year bring you tremendous joy and happiness. You deserve it!

Much love,

Lene, Mark and the Open Face team ( your friends)

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Yay, this sign is up!

Next step, getting the graphics in place. HYA he’s looking more and more official every day 🙂

Can’t wait to show you what we’ve found for you!

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Hi, everyone!
Its been a couple weeks since we shot this video, and by now our storage room is almost full floor to ceiling with truly amazing things.
Over the last weeks, packages have arrived from near and far; from local makers to artists from around the globe, from women owned businesses here in LA and from “impossible to get” old world craftsmen in Europe all coming to rest in this one room across the street from the restaurant.

We are SO looking forward to sharing these beautiful things with you. Follow us @hyawestadams for updates on our soft opening this coming week. Still lots to do and we’re tired, but we’re excited. See you all soon.

HYA (Here You Are) opens soon!!

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These shelves are empty for the very last time.
The boxes are unpacked, the labels are printed and starting tomorrow these empty shelves will be filled with…wonders, both large and small.

We can’t wait to show you what we’ve found. This is going to be fun!! 🤗

Lene, Mark and the HYA team

#hyawestadams #openfacefoodshop #gifts #toys #housewares #westadams #cumulusdistrict #hereyouare
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Hi, everybody!

New brunch menu starting this weekend! The patio is warm and the food is warmer, come try the new dishes we’ve made for you😋

See you soon!

-Lene, Mark and the Open Face Team

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Happy Halloween from 1950!

Just by luck we grabbed the October 30, 1950 edition of LIFE magazine from storage and this is the first page. Amazing…

Happy Halloween to everyone, be safe tonight and we hope to see you soon!

Lene, Mark, and the open face team

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Hi, everyone!
Just wanted to let you know the restaurant will be closed tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday to accommodate a very important private event.

While we would love to serve you as normal, we will be taking a few days to celebrate an amazing life truly worth celebrating.

We will re-open as usual next Wednesday, and we can’t wait to see you all 🙂

Thank you as always for your amazing and continued support, and we hope to see you next week!

Lene and Mark
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New on the menu today, warm Fall Chicken Sandwich! Rosie’s organic chicken breast, Sundowner apples, Honeynut squash and wild arugula with warm goat cheese+ French baguette. Welcome autumn!

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Still going! It’s like the Energizer Bunny 🤪

More concrete today on our side of the street, and lots of activity on the opposite side.
in truth, this is a bigger and more extensive project than we had anticipated. At the end of the day it will be great however, so will all just have to be patient. The new crossing light is installed and next they will work on the pedestrian island and then probably repaving? The price of progress I suppose 🙂

I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day, restful, thoughtful, and filled with gratitude for the labor and everyone’s hands. Together is how we get things done!

See you all soon, and thanks for your patience and support.

- Lene, Mark and the Open Face Team

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“Peter Piper picked a peck of… crazy hot Bulgarian Carrot peppers, then roasted them in a 600 degree pizza oven and THEN pickled them in Champagne vinegar! (Yeah yeah I know, but that’s how it SHOULD go)

What a nice day. Just the two of us in our little kitchen, figuring out a recipe or a new technique, making something awesome and laughing a lot… like old times when we first started out so many years ago 🙂

Cherry bomb peppers and rare red habaneros got their turn in the oven today too, all now ready for their next stage in life; adding a little 🔥 to something wonderful. We love pepper season.

How will they make their way into the new menu? You’ll just have to wait and see.

Watch this space, and we’ll see you all soon!

-Lene and Mark

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Today’s “construction delay“ mission… Flavor King Pluot jam!

So elegant; with a delicate sweetness from amazingly ripe fruit. The fruit is so naturally sweet, we cut down the sugar by over a third! Just incredible. I wonder if it qualifies as “health food“ now… 🙂

Next project in the pipeline is those gorgeous peppers we bought yesterday!

… And you guys thought we were sleeping in while the restaurant was closed? Nope!
How does that saying go, “No rest for the pickled”? 🙂

Thanks for your support!
– Lene and Mark

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Hot, hotter, hottest!
In order: Cherry Bombs, Bulgarian Carrot peppers, and the rare Red Habanero! Thanks to @jaimefarms and @beylikfarms for these sizzling beauties. Curious to see what we have in store for them? Stay tuned! Could be hot sauce or chili vinegar, charred chili oil or… pickles? Who knows? 😋

By the way, we haven’t forgotten about the spicy margarita recipe you asked for- it turns out that it’s a lot easier to just make the cocktail than to break it down into all it’s steps accurately. Coming soon, though!!!

Thanks as always for your patience and support as construction winds down and we work toward reopening. See you soon!

-Lene and Mark

#openfacefoodshop #westadams #healthyeating #farmersmarket #freshfood #putapickleonit #bestsandwiches #sandwich #danish #smorgasbord
#regardingherfood #saverestaurants #eatlocal
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