Bub and Grandma’s Bread to Serve Up Sandwiches, Booze and Live Music This Summer

Owner Andy Kadin said that he started making bread in pursuit of the perfect sandwich—now that his bakery surged in popularity, it's back to the original plan.
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Andy Kadin, owner of Bub and Grandma’s, says that you can’t make a good sandwich without top-notch bread. By this summer, Kadin hopes to layer winning combinations of ingredients between his locally-beloved loaves at 3505 Eagle Rock Boulevard, the future site of Bub and Grandma’s brick-and-mortar.

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“If the bread is bad, there’s nothing you can do to resolve it with the ingredients,” Kadin told What Now Los Angeles. “It’s the whole thing—it’s the foundation, it’s got to start there.”

Although the venture has been in the works since August of last year, according to Eater, the city of LA just permitted the upcoming restaurant to serve booze alongside their baked goods, and to host acoustic musical entertainment.

Before his bread inspired long lines at the Hollywood Farmer’s Market and was distributed to more than 50 LA eateries, including 71Above, Chi Spacca, Konbi and Mozza, Kadin experimented in his own kitchen. Bread that had been distributed to friends and family members ended up at Dune in Atwater Village and, when it found the mouth of the eatery’s owner, Kadin began supplying ciabatta there.

Initially, bread-baking was a means to the end of a sandwich shop—after a five-year-long whirlwind of rising success, Kadin hopes to break ground on the construction of the new eatery next month and open by this summer. He said that, after two years of searching for the right spot and a “bunch of broken deals,” he found the right location in the beautiful art deco building on the corner of W Avenue 35 and Eagle Rock Boulevard.

Although Kadin was tight-lipped regarding potential menu items and sandwiches, he said that a number of tasty ideas were percolating. Also on the menu will be breakfast items, croissants, coffee, a number of salad options and, of course, pastries.

In the new building, Bub and Grandma’s resident baker Christoper Lier and his team will occupy and whip up pastries in a designated room. The bread, said Kadin, will continue to be baked in a separate location and shipped to their new storefront, like the other restaurants they supply.

While the city of Los Angeles only just granted Kadin a permit for alcoholic beverages, the restauranteur already knows that their beer and wine offerings will be “simple, unique and tasting good.” The new establishment will be abutted by local Solarc Brewing, and Kadin said that they have worked with Highland Park Brewing in the past.

Christina Coulter

Christina Coulter is an eager journalist from Connecticut with dogged tenacity and the sensibilities of a small-town reporter. Before and after graduating from Marist College in 2017, Christina covered local news for a slew of publications in the Northeast, including The Wilton Bulletin, the Millbrook Independent, The Kingston Times, The New Paltz Times and the Rockland Times. For nearly four years before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Christina was the lead reporter for The Saugerties Times, living and breathing the goings-on of the 20,000-strong Hudson Valley community. Christina weathered the pandemic in Atlanta, where she got a taste for the city's people and flavors. After a brief stint covering news in Connecticut and New York once more with The Daily Voice, Christina was taken on by What Now Atlanta and What Now Los Angeles, where she aims to unweave the intricacies of both cities' bright restaurant communities.
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