Streaming has come to thoroughly dominate so many parts of our pop culture. And now it appears to be moving into the realm of restaurants:
Netflix will launch a pop-up restaurant in Los Angeles on June 30. Called Netflix Bites, the food concept will be built around an "elevated dining experience" featuring chefs featured in various Netflix shows.
Among the notable chefs that will be taking part in this little experiment include Ming Tsai (known for his fusion-themed PBS cooking show "Simply Ming") and Rodney Scott (one of the reigning BBQ pitmasters of the South).
The spot "will be open 7 days a week from 5-10 p.m., with an additional brunch service on the weekends." Those are actually impressive hours. In the post-COVID era, when every restaurant's hours seem to be Wednesday-Saturday, 11:35 a.m. - 2:17 p.m., it's nice to see a place doing it the old-fashioned way.
I mean the place is probably gonna be pretty lame, don't get me wrong. But at least you'll be able to go to it at predictable hours. And honestly if you get some of Rodney Scott's BBQ while you're there, it'll be worth it.