Except when Bob Hope’s old dressing room door closes.
Then it ends up on the wall at dinner.
Look around at Faith & Flower, a stunner of a dinner spot full of historic curios, fiery cocktails and raw seafood, opening Monday in Downtown.
This is from the Pebble Beach/LA Food & Wine guys and a former Mo-Chica/Picca owner. They all got together and built you this high-ceilinged chamber with walls decorated in vintage doors (yes, a few are famous doors) and antique hand mirrors and a 90-foot-long mustard-yellow chesterfield sofa. Pretty certain that’s some sort of sofa record.
Come here with a big group. This is going to be a big group place. Partly because that raw bar up front is best attacked in a pack. But also because you’ll want a few witnesses when the bar cart rolls up next to your table and delivers on-tap ginger beer. Or vaporizer cocktails. Or lights a decanter full of absinthe on fire. Relax, it’s for drinking.
As for the food—the menu is under wraps right now, but there’s a La Folie vet in the kitchen with some wood-burning implements. And a French Laundry alum backing him on dessert.
So, you’re probably not going to starve.