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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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Hi, everyone!
Just a quick reminder that we will be closing a little early today so we can make it to our event on time.

Thanks as always for your understanding and your support, we appreciate it!

Stay tuned here for upcoming schedule changes… Next week will bring extensive construction in front of the restaurant and we will likely need to close because of all the noise, dust and traffic disruptions. Long term it’s a good Street works project, but the short term will be a little challenging.

Watch the space and we will keep you up-to-date! 🙂

Mark and Lene

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Hi, everyone. I hope you’ll take a moment to read this post.

We have been doing our best to keep everyone informed of these temporary closures in advance ( Google, Yelp, our website, online ordering page as well as both here and Facebook)… please let us know if you think there is more we haven’t thought of. There is nothing more frustrating to us all than to disappoint you, especially when you’re hungry.
There will be more days like this in the coming weeks as the city begins the West Adams construction project and we head into late summer wedding season and we will continue to do everything we can to give you advance warning.

Please know we really, REALLY hate to close the restaurant on our event days, but they are important to us personally as well as necessary to maintaining the business after a very difficult year; until the labor situation improves (or we can find a way around the laws of physics and be 2 places at once) it’s the best we can do. And it’s temporary😀

Thanks to all of you for your understanding.

Keep yourselves safe and we look forward to seeing you soon,

Mark and Lene

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Beautiful special just for today!
Wild King Salmon Burger, sweet chili glaze, housemaid kimchi with fresh plum and two organic sunny eggs!

What a great way to start your Sunday. $16!

See you soon at Open Face Food Shop!

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This was left in our climbing fig at some point during the day. Thanks to @rise_like_grief for brightening our afternoon. This is a beautiful poem😀

Bike



You, who have borne three sons
of mine, still bear my weight
routinely, transporting me.

An odd pair: your classic spare
lines – elbows, bony frame –
and me, bearlike, cumbersome,

nosing tangled coils of air
you cut through with your pure
purposeful geometry.

With you it’s feet off the ground,
a feat passing unremarked
though in full public view.

Keeping each other’s balance.
Our talk slow recurrent clicks,
companionable creaks.

Through you I’ve come to know
winds inside out and raw
weather ignored before;

and nuances of slopes,
the moving earth, green tracks
for blackberries and sloes

for gin, for jam: the tug
and tang of fruit pulling me
clear of the wheel of myself.

Michael Laskey

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Hi, everyone!
We just wanted to let everyone know about some upcoming schedule changes.

We will be closed tomorrow Friday July 16th for an off site event, reopening again for the weekend. Thanks for your understanding.
We are still looking to hire talented kitchen staff to help us handle both the restaurant and catering so spread the word (we’re great people to work for 🙂

Also, some of you may know about the forthcoming construction on Adams Blvd. as part of the city’s VISION ZERO program. There is going to be extensive road work directly in front of the restaurant in the upcoming weeks although we are not yet certain what days that will be.

Cutting and replacing concrete sidewalks, installation of a pedestrian island and new crossing lights (along with subsequent repaving) will make it difficult to access the restaurant and the noise/ dust will make our outdoor dining… um…somewhat less enjoyable than we would like. We will likely be closed for those days as well.
The good news is Adams will be safer (and it will give us a couple days to get started on our NEW project!…) 🙂

We will give you as much advance notice as we can, and know that these changes will make Adams Blvd not only safer, but make it easier for you to come visit us!!

https://ladotlivablestreets.org/projects/adams

Thank you as always for your support and understanding and we look forward to seeing you all soon!
-Lene and Mark

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Whether you call them “king oyster“ or “king trumpet“, these are some of the most beautiful mushrooms we have ever seen. Week after week, Lauren and Ralph bring spectacular product to the Hollywood farmers market. More important, they are just as delicious as they look! These will grace our fancy burger among other wonderful fresh dishes at Open Face Food Shop.
Getting ready for Burger week!

(Just so you know, I spared you a half a dozen mushroom puns… You’re welcome 🙂
See you for a burger week… And beyond!

@the_freshfoodies_kitchen @burgerweek.official #openfacefoodshop #westadams #healthyeating #farmersmarket #freshfood #putapickleonit #bestsandwiches #sandwich #danish #smorgasbord
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Hi, West Adams!

Come experience our new expanded outdoor dining… whether it’s our sidewalk tables, long counter or patio garden, you’re sure to find a spot that feels just right… all shaded and generously spaced for your comfort and safety 😀

Great food, great service, great environment… what more could you ask for?
We look forward to seeing you soon!

Open Face Food Shop
Homemade. Handmade. Honest.

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Wow…this is so beautiful!
Oyster mushrooms from our friends Lauren and Ralph @the_freshfoodies_kitchen at the Hollywood farmers market on Sundays!

Come get these and other gorgeous mushrooms with our Fancy Burger, on the menu every day @openfacefoodshop

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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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