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Ludo Lefebvre has quietly opened a kebab pop-up called Ludobab in the Hollywood Media District where the French chef’s Michelin-starred Trois Mec permanently closed in July, Eater L.A. on Tuesday first reported. Wednesday, September 16, is the first day for Ludobab. Reps for the casual kebab pop-up confirmed the news in an email to What Now Los Angeles (WNLA) shortly after. WNLA was suspicious that Lefebvre was working on something new for the Trois Mec space after uncovering a Conditional Use Beverage filing in August. Reps for the restaurant at the time denied anything was in the works.
On the menu will be French-influenced skewer kebabs priced between $8 to $9.75. Options include a Grilled Ratatouille Skewer and a Herbs de Provence Dijon Mustard Marinated Chicken Skewer. The house plate, priced at $17.50, includes one kebab and sauce served alongside rice, hummus, salad, and steamed pita. A lone Vanilla Rice Pudding offering rounds out the desserts and a small wine selection makes up the beverages.
Lefebvre grew up in Paris and is modeling Ludobab after the City’s street food culture. “In the 5th and 6th arrondissements, kebabs [are] a big part of the culture,” Lefebvre told Eater L.A. “After work, after the nightclub, you do kebab. After going to Paris a few years ago, I had so many kebabs that it gave me the inspiration to open a kebabs place in LA.”
Additional details such as hours of operation or planned duration of the Ludobab pop-up, at 716 N Highland Ave., were not immediately provided. Click here to read why ownership decided to shutter Trois Mec.