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OPEN FACE FOOD SHOP  Temporary closure Wed. 10.5.22 due to staffing issues. Thanks!

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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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

#openfacefoodshop #westadams #healthy eating #farmersmarket #freshfood #putapickleonit #bestsandwiches #sandwich #danish #smorgasbord
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Help us-Join us! Sunday October 2nd
We are proud to stand up for women’s reproductive rights and even more proud to help host this amazing WRRAP fundraiser Sunday at the space behind @hyawestadams, 5601 West Adams Blvd.
Reproductive freedom, the touchstone issue of our time, needs our support more than ever and we hope you’ll help us raise funds for this great work. 100% of all proceeds go to the charity to support their timely and important efforts on behalf of low income women in need of care.
If you can’t join us in person (space is running out) we hope you’ll still contribute- as of today they have more than DOUBLED their $10,000 goal and the fundraiser is still days away! Imagine how much more we can do together!

The evening will include scheduled talks by WRRAPs founder Sylvia Ghazarian as well as Ellen Eidem, Director of LA County’s office of Women’s Health discussing steps LA county is taking to protect access to reproductive care.

Register to attend by scanning the QR code above or by going to

https://secure.givelively.org/donate/womens-reproductive-rights-assistance-project-wrrap/stand-with-us-a-fundraiser

Thank you for your support- it’s going to be a great event and one you’ll be proud to be part of.

Lene, Mark and the Open Face Food Shop team

#openfacefoodshop #westadams #healthy eating #farmersmarket #freshfood #putapickleonit #bestsandwiches #sandwich #danish #smorgasbord
#regardingherfood #saverestaurants #eatlocal #replenishrrf #cumulusdistrict #smfm #thehfm #reproductiverights #womensrights
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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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Duty calls. Jury duty, that is …

Just got called up to sit on a case and with staffing as tight as it is (we already have one team member out tomorrow) we will likely not be able to open for service Wednesday . Frustrating.

There is still a lot to do though like processing 100 pounds of August Lady peaches from The fabulous Tenerelli Orchards, @peaches.la_ but without enough floor staff…

So sorry for the inconvenience, we’ll do our best and we’ll keep you posted. We know what an important responsibility it is and will do our part. We’d certainly want a fair jury if it were us.
Fingers crossed.

M&L

#openfacefoodshop #westadams #healthy eating #farmersmarket #freshfood #putapickleonit #bestsandwiches #sandwich #danish #smorgasbord
#regardingherfood #saverestaurants #eatlocal #replenishrrf #cumulusdistrict #smfm #thehfm
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It’s just too hot…

We were hoping to be open today and tomorrow, but it’s simply too hot. We tried to eat outside ourselves yesterday and it was just not comfortable. Even our fancy misting fan is just adding more humidity and not helping much.

85˚ and sunny? No problem.
95˚ with high humidity? We can’t air condition the outdoors unfortunately.

We would love to see you all (and feed you all), but we need to know that it’s comfortable enough to enjoy your lunch… and for the next couple days we can’t do that. We’re shooting for Saturday when the weather breaks. Until then, please accept our apologies for the late notice… it’s just too hot.

Mark
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Almost got through the entire “To Do” list!

These upgrades and repairs will help us save water and was the main reason we decided to do them now. With the current drought the worst in 1200 years, there is no excuse for a leaky faucet. The shrubs and jams we did because we love them (and you!)

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone soon, and ask you to join the rest of California in doing what we can to conserve this precious resource.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2022/02/14/current-drought-is-worst-in-1200-years-in-california-and-the-american-west-new-study-shows/

#openfacefoodshop #westadams #healthy eating #farmersmarket #freshfood #putapickleonit #bestsandwiches #sandwich #danish #smorgasbord
#regardingherfood #saverestaurants #eatlocal #replenishrrf #cumulusdistrict #smfm #thehfm #californiaconservatives #savewater
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Hi, everyone! Just a quick note that we will be closed for service Saturday and Sunday 08.27.22 and 08.28.22.

Our offsite catering events have doubled in size unexpectedly and we need an extra day to prepare. The events will be amazing, celebrating the largest mass US Naturalization since before the pandemic (2100 people from 90 different countries!) and we are honored to be able to play a small part in welcoming so many new citizens to our country at the home of one of our favorite clients.

As always we truly appreciate your support and understanding as we do our best to accommodate the needs of both businesses and all the wonderful people we serve, both here at the restaurant and offsite around the city we love.

Thanks again and we will see you next week!

-Lene, Mark and the Open Face team
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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!

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

#openfacefoodshop #westadams #healthy eating #farmersmarket #freshfood #putapickleonit #bestsandwiches #sandwich #danish #smorgasbord
#regardingherfood #saverestaurants #eatlocal #replenishrrf #cumulusdistrict #smfm #thehfm @j.g.berries
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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

#openfacefoodshop #westadams #healthy eating #farmersmarket #freshfood #putapickleonit #bestsandwiches #sandwich #danish #smorgasbord
#regardingherfood #saverestaurants #eatlocal #replenishrrf #cumulusdistrict #smfm #thehfm
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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!

#openfacefoodshop #westadams #healthy eating #farmersmarket #freshfood #putapickleonit #bestsandwiches #sandwich #danish #smorgasbord
#regardingherfood #saverestaurants #eatlocal #replenishrrf #cumulusdistrict #smfm #thehfm
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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

#openfacefoodshop #westadams #healthy eating #farmersmarket #freshfood #putapickleonit #bestsandwiches #sandwich #danish #smorgasbord
#regardingherfood #saverestaurants #eatlocal #replenishrrf #cumulusdistrict #smfm #thehfm #supportukraine
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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

#openfacefoodshop #westadams #healthyeating #farmersmarket #freshfood #putapickleonit #bestsandwiches #sandwich #danish #smorgasbord
#regardingherfood #saverestaurants #eatlocal #replenishrrf #cumulusdistrict #smfm #thehfm
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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!

#openfacefoodshop #westadams #healthyeating #farmersmarket #freshfood #putapickleonit #bestsandwiches #sandwich #danish #smorgasbord
#regardingherfood #saverestaurants #eatlocal #replenishrrf #cumulusdistrict #thfm #smfms
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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.

#openfacefoodshop #westadams #healthyeating #farmersmarket #freshfood #putapickleonit #bestsandwiches #sandwich #danish #smorgasbord
#regardingherfood #saverestaurants #eatlocal #replenishrrf #cumulusdistrict
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Dinner tonight and we’re so happy!

Momotaro tomatoes and Japanese cucumbers from @stephenfukumoto, sourdough bâtard from @larderbakingco, pomegranate shrub from @hyawestadams and @openfacefoodshop.

Soooooooooooo happy!!!!

😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😋

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#regardingherfood #saverestaurants #eatlocal #replenishrrf #cumulusdistrict
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