This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
VIDEO: Chef Ludo Lefebvre Razzes Cafe Gratitude On Funny Or Die
Mario Batali and Bobby Flay aren't the only ones making a segue into more traditional TV. Chef Ludo Lefebvre just released a video on the comedy website Funny or Die, and he's poking at one of L.A.'s most hippy trippy restaurants, Cafe Gratitude.
The pop-up proprietor joins comedians Josh Meyers (The Mindy Project, HBO's Behind the Candelabra: Liberace and brother to SNL's Seth Meyers), Gale Harold (Queer as Folk, Desperate Housewives) and Tara Copeland (30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm) in the vid, which takes a jab at the Cafe's blissed-out policy of making customers state what they're grateful for in a day.
Lefebvre comes in and is ticked off about the fact that the restaurant, which has been renamed Cafe Attitude for the sake of the parody, called him out on Twitter for not showing up for his dinner reservation, much like Red Medicine controversially did a few months back to much media fanfare.
We have to admit that the rude, in your face disposition of the waiter at Cafe Attitude seems all too familiar in this anti-fine dining, no-modifications-riddled scene, which isn't necessarily a good thing. It is, after all, the business of hospitality, as Ludo says.
You can watch the video below:
CAFE ATTITUDE - watch more funny videos
Cruise off the highway and hit locally-known spots for some tasty bites.
Los Angeles-based restaurant owners rejoice as a new ordinance makes its way to the city council.
The new season of LAist Studios' WILD podcast is a fictional rom-com set in Southeast L.A. Diners play a big role in fostering conversation between the shows' two hosts this season. Here are host Erick Galindo's must-visit L.A. diners — whether you like breakfast or not.
The new season of LAist Studios' WILD podcast is a fictional rom-com set in Southeast L.A. Donuts play a big role in episode two of the show. Here are some of our favorite, wildly creative, and iconic donut shops in Los Angeles.
Cheap Fast Eats, Koreatown After Dark! Asian American Pizza, Hot Cheeto-Encrusted Corn Dogs And MoreCheap Fast Eats visits one of L.A.’s most distinctive neighborhoods for some nighttime bites.
How to get the best eggs in town without leaving your yard.