Celebrity chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger—the pair that created the lauded Border Grill—announced they will open three separate restaurants inside the 2nd & PCH retail complex, as first reported by Eater LA.
Border BBQ, a smoked meats space, will home in on the flavors of New Mexico and Arizona. Pacha Mamas will focus on skewers and ceviche. Twist, the pair’s first formal foray into a space that focuses on sweets, will feature chocolate and churros as its highlight items.
The tale of Milliken and Feniger is a unique one: studying classic French cuisine, the pair learned of Mexican cuisine through the immigrant cooks that worked in the kitchens. Enamored with the flavors, they ventured into the homeland of their cooks and learned about the cuisine from the countless street vendors, carts and trucks.
The operators behind 2nd & PCH, the 11-acre retail complex at the southwest corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Second Street, will host its grand opening on Oct. 24 along with a flurry of events throughout the week.
While anchor tenant Whole Foods will be open on Oct. 23 at 8 a.m., a much larger grand opening celebration will take place on Thursday, Oct. 24. It is then that a handful of other tenants will open, while most of the other spaces will be open on Oct. 25 or later.
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