Alona Hamilton-Cooke has started rotating in chefs as part of her "pop-up" series at Capri (which is now owned by David Reiss of The Brig). Wolf in Sheep's Clothing was in the space first, this month AK Supper Club with chefs Kevin Kathman (who spent three years under Thomas Keller at The French Laundry) and Dustin Taylor (Waverly Inn) opened for a few days but have now shuttered due to what is presumed to be "I won't sign that piece of paper"-itis.
Anyway, AK Supper Club did their opening press last week (none of it with any local Venice websites or papers) on places like the paid placement Daily Candy, where Katham now notes in the comments section "Until we have an agreeable contract with the owner. We r done." Amazeballs he is airing the dirty laundry directly underneath their paid for "story"!
From AK Supper Club:
We are sad to announce that we will be closed this weekend. We have been unable to get a contract for weeks from the Capri restaurant owner who's space we work in. We hope to have this issue resolved soon, but for now we are taking a break. Follow us on face book and we will let you know whats up as soon as we can. We thank you for all of your support, we tried our best.
We hope to be back at the stoves soon!
Update: email from the Daily Candy: "The DailyCandy daily email is never a paid advertisement. Like all of our stories, our AK supper club coverage was strictly editorial. We would appreciate the correction on your website so as not to confuse our readers." …. I've sent an email back asking if someone from Daily Candy actually ate at AK Supper Club in the mere hours they were open before writing the "editorial".
Update to the Update: Daily Candy says: "I can confirm that I did pay it a visit." … so … there ya have it! Daily Candy didn't take any money to put up their "editorial" on AK Supper Club and they went there before they wrote up their piece!
AK Supper Club
1616 Abbot Kinney
1 (310) 392-8777
September 29, 2008
October 17, 2008
I went in with some friends on Friday night. I had wanted to take them to Wolf in Sheep's Clothing but found out a few days before that the location had changed hands.. but we decided to check it out anyway. I had high expectations after Wolf and while the food was indeed tasty I think they were shorthanded staff wise… and when doing rounds of small plates family style it is important to keep up a certain pace which unfortunately required a fair amount of effort on my part. The server was nice and helpful.. but I think she was serving the entire dining room solo.
December 10, 2008
Amazeballs?!? Is this Yo Venice or did I get redirected to some 14 year old girl's blog by mistake…
I originally wrote it as "It's balls out he is airing the dirty laundry directly underneath their paid for 'story'!" … but then felt I should tone down the visual of "balls out" a bit for the story.
I guess I was just being lazy with the second choice "Amazeballs", but I thought it kinda summed up the absurdity of the chef/ owner argument playing out on Daily Candy of all places. Daily Candy is the kind of site that uses "amazeballs", so I thought it appropriate.
Anyway, the dude is kinda OMG OMG! WTF WTF'ing on there with the "We r done", etc in my opinion.
December 1, 2011