Everyone has an opinion about Ludo and his pop up restaurant Ludobites. Whether it's love, hate, or apathy, it's hard to ignore the guy. He is a marketing machine. Ludo is everywhere: he's on Top Chef Masters, he's frying chicken out of a truck at the LA Street Food Festival, or he's frying chicken with Eric Greenspan and Akasha Richmond. Love him or hate him, he's a constant topic in the LA restaurant scene. With all the hype around Ludo, it's no surprise that his next pop up location, a two month stint at Gram and Papa's in downtown Los Angeles, was fully booked within
72 hours (correction, make that 18 hours, thanks Krissy) of the reservation lines opening up.
Apparently it doesn't matter what day or time we show up. It doesn't matter if you tempt me with this wonderful view throughout the meal.
Church and State has received endless praise since Walter Manzke's start and rightly so, the food is good. And that is the saving grace for this bistro.
If Chef Ludo had a rap game, he'd have this track and it'd go "Allow me to reintroduce myself my name is L Oh, U to the D O."
Ludobites 3.0, in which the cock attacks.
Since there will be at least 30+ blogs about this place, what's one more to toss in the heap? When you think about it, isn't that really the marketing genius behind Ludobites?