First Look: Roadside Eats Offers Chef-Driven Southern Food in Hollywood

Now open in Hollywood, Roadside Eats is the third collaboration between Rush Street and City Tavern owners Ken Kaufman and Brian McKeaney. The pair is also continuing their work with chef Dave Northrup, who has previously been in charge of the day-to-day kitchen operations for the team’s other restaurants.

With Roadside Eats, the trio brings a Southern-inspired barbecue menu to Hollywood. Their new fast-casual space is decorated with white tile walls, a hanging menu board above the open kitchen, and small cold case for sides and a small patio out front.

“We’d been talking about this for a while,” said chef Northrup of the decision to open up a new concept in Hollywood. “We wanted to break out from Culver City, and this seemed like a great opportunity to do just that.”

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.