Susan Feniger's STREET Re-Opening As Yet Another Gastropub
When Susan Feniger opened her international street food restaurant on Highland Avenue, it seemed like the perfect concept for a melting pot of a city like Los Angeles. At the appropriately named STREET, Feniger took her world travels and infused them into share plates that reflected humble comfort food from around the globe. The restaurant even had a Meatless Monday tasting menu and a vegan happy hour, which were pretty great wether you're a carnivore or not.
Unfortunately, STREET never seemed to thrive despite it's well-concieved roots; there just weren't that many people dining (or drinking) at the restaurant on the man times we popped in, especially when compared to the always-bustling Osteria Mozza down the block. So now comes the rebrand. Feniger and her talented second in command chef and partner Kajsa Alger are now revamping the restaurant into what sounds like a gastropub. It'll be named the Mud Hen Tavern, a "neighborhood bar and restaurant, which will offer seasonal, gourmet pub and comfort food in a warm and relaxed setting."
The restaurant is named after the baseball team from Toledo, Ohio, which Feniger and her father were fans of. Some of the ideas from STREET, like the limitless brunch and being vegetarian and vegan-friendly, will stay. But the menu will read more like the ever-so-trendy gastropub concept. Highlighted dishes include an ode to Green Eggs & Ham, a seasonal Pumpkin Ravioli, and Whisky Maple-Braised Short Ribs.
STREET has been closed since earlier this month for the makeover. Mud Hen Tavern will open on Saturday, December 7 at 4:00 p.m., with private events starting on December 4.