Barbershop Ristorante Popping up in Hollywood Through Mid-February

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Oysters at Barbershop Ristorante in Venice
Photo by Clay Larsen

Goodbye, Westside. Chef Walter el Nagar’s consistently fleeting Italian pop-ups titled Barbershop Ristorante, have been moving progressively east, with earlier stints in Venice and upstairs at the A.O.C. space on West 3rd. Now the chef, known for his work at beach town haunts such as Il Grano, Piccolo and La Botte, is putting down roots in the heart of Hollywood.

For the fifth installment of Barbershop, el Nagar will be serving his modernist cuisine inside The Farmer’s Kitchen on Selma. The extended stint will run Wednesday through Saturday nights, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., until Feb. 15. Barbershop will also forgo their usual timed seatings in favor of a more relaxed reservation policy, inviting guests to belly up to the well-lit bar space to interact with the open kitchen in real time.

Farley Elliott is a food and travel writer living in Los Angeles. He is the Senior Editor at Eater LA, and has bylines everywhere from LA Weekly to Los Angeles Magazine to Thrillist to Tasting Table. He’s also the author of Los Angeles Street Food, a guidebook to LA’s amazing street food culture. Oh, and he’s that guy from that Tiny Hamster Eating Tiny Burritos video.