DTLA Dinner Club 10 Year Anniversary Special!!

We are incredibly excited to announce our 10 Year Anniversary Special featuring the very first professional chef we ever had at The DTLA Dinner Club, Top Chef Winner, Ilan Hall!!! He's flying in from New York just for this event. He'll be joined by chefs Dean Ramirez of The Lone Crow and Birdhaus Beer Garden (flying in from The Bay) and Rich Medina of "Da Good Vibes". Click the link HERE to find out more about everyone! It's gonna be one HELL of an event! Find them on Instagram at @IlanHall @DaGoodVibesPopup @DeanPatrickRamirez @The.Lone.Crow


Chef Ilan Hall was the winner of "Top Chef" Season Two and and an overall fan favorite. He is a longtime member of the DTLA community with his much loved and missed restaurant The Gorbals and Grand Central's Ramen Hood. He was also the host of Esquire Network's "Knife Fight" and can be seen as a celebrity guest judge the Voltaggio brothers' new show "Battle of The Brothers."

According to his bio on Shalom Life, "At the age of 27, Ilan developed a form of energy that uses bacon to power a time machine. He has visited the Cretaceous period and has cooked Velociraptor eggs to a perfect over easy. He also visited an infant David Bowie and can personally confirm that he wrote the lyrics to the song 'China Girl'."

Find him on Instagram @IlanHall.

Chef/Co-Owner of The Lone Crow (moto-food-story) and Chef and Curator of Birdhaus Beer Garden, both located in Union City Ca in the Bay Area. Passionate about his own Filipino culture and learning the dishes behind them, Dean creates gourmet street food and brings the feeling of home to each dish. Island inspired cuisine is what Dean brings to the table using both modern and traditional techniques to his dishes. It's all about community, “I work closely with the Union City farmers market and utilize all local farmers for our restaurant.” Bringing collaborations to a small city he grew up in, while bringing new life into the city.

Putting a twist on traditional dishes is what Dean and The Lone Crow is about - Riding choppers, making badass dishes and sharing a story through food to remember.

The Lone Crow started during the pandemic after getting laid off all his gigs. Having the downtime and going through the mental roller coaster brought light to create something himself and share his culture. Taking everything he’s learned in 15 years in the food industry into something special for his hometown has been the goal, but also bringing it to the world to share how crazy and passionate he is.

“I can go on and give you a amazing background/culinary story, but if you wanna know more fuck a screen come have dinner with me. Mahalo Salamat.”

Find him on Instagram at - @DeanPatrickRamirez @The.Lone.Crow

At a very young age, Richard Medina always turned to some form of art to express himself, which would later lead him to his passion in the culinary industry. Having been raised in San Francisco, a city immersed with cultural diversity and eclectic cuisines, he introduced his palate to the many bursting flavors the diverse city has to offer. What inspired him to become a chef, was seeing all the joy, passion, and love he felt when expressing his creativity on a plate.  Rich realized his passion for food began to further emerge, knowing his style of cooking would leave guests with a lasting impression.

After graduating San Francisco California Culinary Academy in 1999, Rich was given many opportunities to learn and grow with the latest innovative trends in the food industry. Rich has had the privilege to experience the many wonderful flavors and different techniques offered from many talented chefs in the industry. He was able to expand, educate, and broaden his palate as a diverse chef, and worked his way up through the culinary brigade in the kitchen. His wide breadth of culinary positions and experiences helped him to become the well balanced independent chef he is today. 

His whimsical creative vision of a re-imagined modern take on Filipino cuisine is filled with bold creativity. The memorable flavors of sweet, salty, umami, and savory dishes will transport your palate to experience his Filipino island heritage. 

Rich has been residing in Southern California for the past four years. With nearly more than a decade of dedicated and formal culinary training, Rich is enthusiastic to share with you dishes that are reminiscent of childhood memories of what his mother cooked for their family before she lost her battle with breast cancer. This can be experienced at monthly pop-up dinner events and at “Da Good Vibes,” a mobile food truck, which will be expected to hit the streets of San Diego in early August of 2021.

Find him on Instagram at @dagoodvibespopup and @goodvibeseats

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With over 20 years of experience supplying the Finest Specialty Seafood and Meats to the Finest restaurants, J & J are excited to fulfill your restaurant needs. Our caring and committed staff will ensure you have a fantastic experience with us.

July 21, 2021 at 7:00pm - 11pm
The El Dorado Penthouse
416 S Spring St
Loft 1209
Los Angeles, CA 90013
United States
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