Remember Mabel’s Chicken & Waffles on Olympic Boulevard between Olive and Hill Streets in South Park? Sadly, it quietly shut down last year, but according to la.eater.com is about to reopen. The new restaurant will be called Birdies, described as a coffee shop with an expanded menu. It will still be run by Chef Jason Harley and (thank goodness) he will still serve his amazing chicken… but will also offer up other dishes along with Intelligentsia coffee.
Birdies is rumored to open this weekend, but I walked by last night and they still have a lot of work to get finished. I am a big fan of Chef J and I can’t wait to check out his new place. When it does open, it will apparently serve 6am to 9pm daily, and it will be open late nights on Friday and Saturdays to cater to the after-hour bar crowd.
Birdies 314 W. Olympic Blvd (between Olive and Hill Streets)