Tim and Liza Goodell of Troquet fame (remember Troquet in SCP?) has opened another installment of their "burger bar meets bordello" concept at the old Huntington Beach stomping grounds that, at one time, used to be their Red Pearl Kitchen.
If you're keeping track, Izakaya Zero
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fame, took over that space a few years ago. But when that folded recently, the Goodell's jumped back in.
Saturday, August 1st was the official grand opening of their newest burger bar. I was there on Friday, July 31st, but unfortunately, their Guinness hadn't arrived, which meant they did not have what I was looking forward to trying: their Guinness milk shake. A full and proper review of what I did try to follow.
But I suppose if I really wanted a Guiness milk shake, like right now, there is a 25 Degrees in L.A., not to mention Phoenix and Beijing. Yep. Beijing.
Their planned Newport Beach outpost of 25 Degrees is still on. Last I heard, their plan was to open it in the space vacated by Ristorante Max in Newport's Westcliff Plaza.