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Starry Kitchen Will Make A Comeback At Echo Park's New Video-Game Bar

Starry Kitchen's Crispy Tofu Balls (Photo via Facebook)
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It turns out that Starry Kitchen isn't 'going home,' after all. After failing to raise enough dough to open up their own brick-and-mortar restaurant, the Asian-fusion eatery will instead be serving up grub at Echo Park's new video game bar, Button Mash. Starry Kitchen, run by husband-and-wife team Nguyen and Thi Tran, will be operating in Button Mash's kitchen when it opens next month, according to Eater LA. Button Mash's Jordan Weiss and Gabriel Fowlkes selected the culinary duo to provide hungry gamers with Starry Kitchen favorites—like those crispy tofu balls, of course.

Button Mash will feature 50 arcade games, plus pinball, in a 4,000-square-foot-space on the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Douglas Avenue.

Starry Kitchen used to operate a a few days a week within Chinatown's Grand Star Jazz Lounge, but closed several months ago—much to our chagrin. They weren't calling it quits, but decided to run a "go big or go home" Kickstarter campaign to get their own brick and mortar restaurant. They were not able to amass the $500,000 they were looking for, but they also really haven't gone home—home, of course, being where the couple used to host their pop-up dinners prior to Grand Star. They've since popped up on the UberEATS menu, but now it looks like they finally have a place to call home.

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