The Gumbo Pot Opens Second LA Location
Posted by: cherlihy
(HOLLYWOOD, CA) – It doesn’t have to be Mardi Gras in Hollywood to indulge in traditional New Orleans fare. Opening on December 26 at Hollywood & Highland Center, The Gumbo Pot is a “hot” spot known for serving signature Cajun and Creole dishes including jambalaya (spicy rice with chicken and andouille sausage),seafood gumbo, red beans and rice, homemade cornbread, chicory coffee and beignets, the official doughnut of Louisiana. The Gumbo Pot has served its authentic Southern cooking in the Farmers Market since 1986 and the Hollywood & Highland Center location will be the restaurant’s second site in Los Angeles.
Monday – Thursday 11am – 8pm
Friday & Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 7pm
About The Gumbo Pot: The Gumbo Pot has carried on the legacy of serving authentic New Orleans food in the Farmers Market since 1986. In the beginning, it took some time to catch on with the Los Angeles food crowd because back then, with the exception of donuts and corned beef, the Farmers Market was not known for its restaurants. A series of New Orleans expatriates have added their touches to the menu over the years, with the main concession to LA, tastes having been to make dishes equally flavorful, but more healthful than in the Crescent City. The Gumbo Pot is owned and operated by Clinton Thompson who started with company in 1994 and trained in all aspects of operation before taking over in 2005. He is dedicated to keeping The Gumbo Pot the preeminent New Orleans eatery in Los Angeles.
About Hollywood & Highland Center: Situated on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in one of the country’s most densely populated markets, Hollywood & Highland Center attracts over 18 million visitors per year. At this one-of-a-kind, high profile destination, the best in retail, fine dining and unique entertainment venues comes together with the vibrant world of today’s Hollywood.
Featuring the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, an incomparable view of the Hollywood sign and the world renowned Nikon Theatre, the center is a hot spot for locals as well as a “must see” destination for international visitors. The center features over 60 top retailers, nine of L.A.’s finest restaurants, Grauman’s Chinese 6 Cinemas, popular nightclubs and Lucky Strike Lanes, a high tech and trendy bowling alley/nightclub.
The notable center houses an eclectic mix of stores and restaurants including: XXI Forever, Louis Vuitton, Oakley, Guess, Lucky Brand Jeans, BCBGMAXAZRIA, The Grill on Hollywood, Trastevere Ristorante Italiano, California Pizza Kitchen, Sephora and Victoria’s Secret as well as many other popular shopping and dining options. Recent additions include: Crumbs Bake Shop, Hard Rock Cafe and Rolling Stone L.A., the world’s first Rolling Stone branded restaurant and lounge.
Visitors can stroll along the center’s Award’s Walk, the same path that the stars take on Oscar® night to enter the Kodak Theatre. The impressive art deco inspired walkway is lined with plaques commemorating each of the Academy’s Best Picture winners since 1929. The Kodak Theatre offers a guided tour offering guests a chance to view the beautiful five-level theatre lobby, the grand spiral staircase and the Eastman Kodak room where they’ll get an up-close view of a real Oscar. Guests also have the opportunity to stand on the stage and look out into the auditorium where large photo cards mark the seats where famous stars sat during the last Academy Awards® ceremony. Next, they travel through Winner’s Walk, the corridor that the honored stars take from the stage to the press room. The corridor is lined with a historical collection of photos featuring winners posing with their Oscars. The tour also features a display of the elegant table settings, furniture and décor used at the exclusive Governor’s Ball following the awards ceremony.
Just steps away from Hollywood & Highland Center along the famed Hollywood Boulevard, visitors can take in a movie at Disney’s historic El Capitan Theatre, watch a taping of the Jimmy Kimmel show or marvel at wax replicas of Hollywood stars at Madame Tussaud’s Hollywood wax museum. Stores and restaurants on the boulevard include Geisha House, Loteria, Zara, H&M, American Apparel and more.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame, one of the city’s most visited attractions, encompasses five acres of bronze stars featuring the names of famous personalities from Motion Pictures, Television, Radio or Live Theatre. The Hollywood Sign, created in 1923, now an internationally recognized symbol and landmark is best viewed from the bridge on the 3rd and 4th levels of the Hollywood & Highland Center.
The center serves as a central hub for all Hollywood activity, providing Hollywood’s best value in parking for popular venues like the El Capitan Theatre and The Jimmy Kimmel Show. Shuttle service to the Hollywood Bowl is available and the center’s wide selection of popular eateries, offers many convenient options for before or after show dining. The MTA Red Line’s Hollywood/Highland subway station is beneath the center, while ample parking is easily accessible from Highland Avenue and Orange Avenue.
The parking fee is only $2.00 for four hours with validation from shops, restaurants, cinemas and nightclubs. Directions and shuttle schedules are available atwww.HollywoodandHighland.com.
The center’s award-winning, Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa features the elegant, chic and state-of-the-art Spa Luce along with 640 sumptuously appointed rooms, including 33 luxury suites.
The Grand Ballroom located on the fifth level of the center is operated by famous chef and restaurateur, Wolfgang Puck. The popular venue draws A-list events, parties and conventions. Most notably, it is the site of the exclusive Governor’s Ball, following the Academy Awards® ceremonies each year.
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