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Woon @ Kuarto Pop Up

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We’re excited to announce that we’ll be popping up at our favorite store and brand in Long Beach, Kuarto. We’ve partnered up on limited edition merch, including a custom shopping bag and chopsticks, available exclusively at Kuarto. Join us for noodles, baos and beers provided by Sapporo. One night only!

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KUARTO was founded by brothers, Raul and Diego Diaz, both born in Guadalajara, Mexico. A modern take on the Spanish spelling, the word "kuarto" translates to room.

The shop opened in 2016 and is treated as a case study of their lives’ work, as both brothers are involved in various endeavors, such as, interior architecture, photo & video, graphic design, branding and creative direction.

The shop aims to help declutter the noise we’re surrounded by in today’s consumer landscape by curating well designed hard and soft goods. They believe great design makes the objects we interact with daily more enjoyable and their mission is to source, highlight and create those objects. 

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Life & Thyme • The House We Build Our Parents

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Special thanks to Life & Thyme and Melanie Loon for writing such an amazing piece on Woon and it’s story. There are too many pull quotes from Melanie that really hit home as a Chinese-American. Many of the details at Woon are intentional and personal, but we can only take that experience so far for our guests. My sister and I grew up on this food, these plates, my mom’s furniture, but it’s up to our visitors to interpret all that. From time to time there will be a guest that mentions how nostalgic Woon is to them (Melanie was one of them), and that’s when it resonates with me the most. It’s those moments that remind me why we built this place. It’s not for the reviews, Yelpers, Insta posts, it’s to tell our story and welcome as many guests as we can just like @mamafongmakes did at her home. It’s up to all our guests to interpret it from there.

Read the entire article on Life & Thyme.

Special thanks to Cody James for the photography.

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Interview with WestwoodWestwood

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Style and culture site, WestwoodWestwood, recently came to chat about Woon’s beginnings and how our closest friends and family built this restaurant. Click here for the full feature.

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Woon Wine Dinner featuring Say When Wines & Wonderwerk • August 21

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Purchase tickets here.

Woon presents our first ever Woon Wine Dinner featuring Say When Wines and Wonderwerk. This special evening will feature a Chinese Prix Fixe menu paired with wines from Say When and Wonderwerk, our neighbors and winemakers based in Los Angeles. The evening will start at 7:30 pm and feature dishes from Woon’s regular menu as well as special off-menu items. We will try our best to accommodate eating restrictions, but please note some courses will be served family-style and no substitutions will be possible. Seating is limited to 25. Ride share is highly encouraged, please drive responsibly!

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Say When is a small winery run by husband and wife team, Michel and Rachel DeAscentiis. The wines are made from hand-harvested grapes in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo County. They work with small family farms, most sustainable, organic or biodynamic and craft the wines themselves, with the help of friends and family. From there, each wine is given a unique name to reflect the personality within the bottle.

Featured Wines:

2018 Weird Parties, Skin Contact Grenache Blanc   Skin Contact (aka Orange) Grenache Blanc from Sarloos & Son’s El Camino Real Vineyard in Los Olivos. Fun but different, just like a weird party. Salty, light lemon, wet limestone, and subtle funkiness.

2018 Weird Parties, Skin Contact Grenache Blanc
Skin Contact (aka Orange) Grenache Blanc from Sarloos & Son’s El Camino Real Vineyard in Los Olivos. Fun but different, just like a weird party. Salty, light lemon, wet limestone, and subtle funkiness.

2017 RASI, Pinot Noir   Pinot Noir from Rancho La Viña, aged 10 months in neutral French Oak barrels. The wine has an unmistakable aroma of wild blackberries. The warm, velvet black fruit is layered with both baking and savory spices.

2017 RASI, Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir from Rancho La Viña, aged 10 months in neutral French Oak barrels. The wine has an unmistakable aroma of wild blackberries. The warm, velvet black fruit is layered with both baking and savory spices.

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Wonderwerk is Issamu Kamide and Andrew Lardy, two high school friends seeking new directions in fermentation. They live in LA and make wines from all over California. They produce and bottle with their own hands and feet at Stirm Wine Co. in Watsonville, CA alongside an inspiring collective of young, talented winemakers. Their labels are designed by their talented friends Anton Goddard and Lana Shahmoradian.

Featured Wines:

Discovino Donna Rosé, 50% Sangiovese 50% Syrah  Corsican-inspired rosé from Paso Robles, CA. A perfumed, melon and strawberry-inflected quencher landing somewhere between the beach and the discothequé.

Discovino Donna Rosé, 50% Sangiovese 50% Syrah
Corsican-inspired rosé from Paso Robles, CA. A perfumed, melon and strawberry-inflected quencher landing somewhere between the beach and the discothequé.

Above & Below 2018, 33% Carignan 33% Mataro 33% Zinfandel  Consumable California heritage. 120-140 year old vines grown in 40 feet of pure sand. We are honored to share this multigenerational story - As Above, So Below.

Above & Below 2018, 33% Carignan 33% Mataro 33% Zinfandel
Consumable California heritage. 120-140 year old vines grown in 40 feet of pure sand. We are honored to share this multigenerational story - As Above, So Below.

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Grand Opening Party • June 1 @ Woon

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Join us for our Grand Opening Party!! This Saturday, June 1st, marks our (almost) 3 month birthday. We’ll be bringing it back to our old school days and serving only Beef Noodles, Veggie Noodles and Pork Belly Baos in to-go boxes and paper trays. The old cart will also be making an appearance on our patio. Drinks will be provided by Sapporo and Madre Mezcal. Sounds by Miles Michaud of Reverberation Radio and Allah-Las. The fun starts at 6pm and goes until we close at 11pm. We’ll be open for our regular menu and hours from 11am - 6pm. Hope to see everyone there!!

Saturday, June 1st
6pm - 11pm
2920 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

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Sandwich Pop Up • May 5 @ Woon

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On Cinco de Mayo, my sister Andrea, will be popping up at our Chinese restaurant making sandwiches that don’t have to do with Chinese or Mexican food.

On the menu will be her signature chicken pesto burrata on a baguette and veggie on focaccia.

Our regular menu will be available along with beer, wine and sake. We’ll have some records playing while you enjoy your meal in the sun 🌞See you then!

Noodle doodle by Ty Williams

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Pop Up • May 18 @ Resident, DTLA

Once again, we're popping up at our favorite bar, beer garden and music venue, Resident in Downtown LA Arts District on Friday, May 18 at 7pm. 

Come enjoy our Beef Noodles, Veggie Noodles and Pork Belly Baos. Resident will be curating a selection of drink specials to pair with our menu.

That night will be one of Resident's favorite nights, Juke Joint (Soul Night), and it's free! So come eat some noods and then head inside for an all night dance party.

Noodle doodle by Ty Williams.

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Noodle Love • Eater LA "The Best Dishes Eater LA Editors Ate This Week, April 2018"

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It’s impossible to not be pulled in by the sizzling wok scents of noodles mixing with oil, garlic, beef, and bok choy over high heat. That’s exactly what Eastside pop-up Woon Kitchen wants to hear, and is precisely the reason the family-run team has been selling out at their monthly engagements behind cocktail bar ETA in Highland Park. Fans come early for the made-to-order noodles and pork belly bao buns, and with Woon’s current limited engagement schedule there’s sure to be a sellout in a matter of hours. Luckily those wok-kissed noodles will be popping up more and more in the coming months all over the city, and there are plans afoot to go permanent with a standalone structure somewhere not far from Highland Park. Until then, it’s all Instagram dreams and future pop-up plans, with eager fans trying to smell those noodles through their phone. woonkitchen.com —Farley Elliott

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Shabu Shabu • April 21 & 22

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We are excited to host our first Woon Shabu Shabu dinner on Saturday, April 21st at 7pm in Silverlake (Just added: Sunday, April 22nd at 7pm). You've seen it on the Woon Instagram, and now we can't wait to share the experience with everyone. Seating is very limited and by reservation only. To reserve, please fill out the form below, and if seats are still available we will send you additional details.

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Please note, Shabu Shabu is a community and family style dinner. All ingredients are passed around on shared plates and there is a chance you may be sharing a pot with a stranger. This is the beauty of it and makes for the best conversation. 

$30 per person
Includes a selection of meat, fish, vegetables and all the Shabu essentials. All you can eat until we run out.

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Pop Up • April 12 @ ETA, Highland Park

We're popping up for a second time at our favorite Highland Park cocktail bar, ETA, on Thursday, April 12th from 6pm until we sell out.

Come munch our Beef Noodles, Veggie Noodles and Pork Belly Baos. ETA will be curating a selection of drink specials to pair with our menu featuring Our/Los Angeles vodka.

Our friend and favorite DJ Robbie Simon from Reverberation Radio will be playing some records throughout the night. Come early and come hungry!

Noodle doodle by Ty Williams.

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Noodle Love • LA Taco "Meet the Family Behind the Noodle Pop-Up That Always Sells Out"

Is there a better food to accompany a night of drinking than expertly charred noodles?

The loyal customers who show up in droves to WOON’s noodle pop-up time after time for the last four years don’t think so. At their last event on February 1st at ETA, it wasn’t even two hours into the service that was supposed to run from 6 p.m. to “late” when the bar owner stepped out to inform the line of about half a dozen people lined up just to get inside. “We’re on our last orders, so no guarantee that you’ll get food. Sorry!”

This scenario is common for the Fong family, no matter how many covers they prep for.

To continue reading, head to LA Taco...

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Pop Up • March 2 @ Resident, DTLA Arts District

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We're popping up at our favorite bar/beer garden and music venue, Resident in Downtown LA Arts District on Friday, March 2nd from 7pm - Midnight.

Come munch our Beef Noodles, Veggie Noodles and Pork Belly Baos. Resident will be curating a selection of drink specials to pair with our menu.

Sonny Smith of one of our favorite bands, Sonny & The Sunsets, will be performing live inside. Tickets to Sonny Smith are $12 and can be purchased here. However, tickets are not required to come eat and hang with us at the outdoor bar and beer garden.

 

Noodle doodle by Ty Williams.

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