We have some great news, NoHo! EL TEJANO opens JULY 26 in the heart of the NoHo Arts District .
After making the initial announcement this spring, national entertainment and hospitality group Knitting Factory Entertainment and the founders of Big Wangs and Tipsy Cow have set an opening date for their eagerly anticipated El Tejano, a new Tex‐Mex restaurant and bar as big and bold as the great state of Texas. Located in the heart of the NoHo Arts District, El Tejano opens to the public Tuesday, July 26.
El Tejano will offer an extensive Tex‐Mex menu honoring the traditions of that beloved culinary style with an emphasis on specialty tacos and full‐flavored salsas, along with favorites like Frito Pie, queso and chilis. Like the partners’ other restaurants, the team has dedicated their time to create a great craft imported and domestic beer list, and particularly with El Tejano, an extensive selection of tequilas, mescals and specialty margaritas.
Brill and Barker own four Big Wangs sports bars, a chain they founded in 2005: one in Valencia; DTLA; one in Hollywood and one around the corner from El Tejano on Lankershim in North Hollywood. The team also has two Tipsy Cow restaurants: one in Sherman Oaks, and another that opened in mid‐April in Woodland Hills. The Tipsy Cows are eclectic urban gastropubs specializing in freshly ground burgers, delectable craft cocktails, and thirty‐two draft beers personally selected to create a selection that is at once innovative in its make-up and inclusive in its appeal. Knitting Factory Entertainment operates three Federal Bars—one each in North Hollywood, Long Beach and Brooklyn, NY, as well as four Knitting factory concert houses around the country.
Partner Joe Barker says, “We thank the community for their patience and El Tejano will be worth the wait. When we got into business with Knitting Factory, we knew the combination of our experience and abilities was going to be formidable, and we’re looking forward to bringing a new concept to the neighborhood that people may not have even known they wanted, but after one visit, they’ll wonder how they ever did without it.” Partner PJ Brill adds, simply, “We are excited to get some tacos into some mouths.”
Knitting Factory CEO Morgan Margolis concludes, “El Tejano marks a further evolution of the diversity of food and beverage options in North Hollywood, and promises to become a valued and beloved fixture in the area for locals, regulars, visitors and new customers.”
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About Knitting Factory Entertainment
FE is comprised of a seasoned team of veteran executive operators with decades of experience in all aspects of the music entertainment and hospitality industry. From on the ground venue and restaurant build outs to in house talent buying leading small to large scale clubs and outdoor festivals, with operational over site across all departments, personnel and platforms. The latest live music productions include Feedback with Rachael Ray in Chicago and in partnership with Spaceland Presents and Moon Block, the Desert Daze Music Festival in Joshua Tree, CA this October.
KFE owns and operates three Knitting Factory live music concert houses, curates talent for a multitude of non-‐operated venues and events across the country. Owner / partnerships also include: The iconic Regent Theater Los Angeles, a large capacity Music, Food and Bar staple and Arrive Hotel, a 39-room gem in the heart of the growing hot bed of entertainment, Palm Springs. KFE has designed, built, staffed and continues to run three Federal bar and restaurant entertainment complexes over the past five years to continued success.
Knitting Factory Records, along with its partners Partisan Records, manages recorded music catalogues and current and legacy artists; releases content in all formats as well as music‐branded DVDs. Knitting Factory Management and strategic partner Van Johnson Company, handle the careers of emerging and critically acclaimed recording and theatrical artists both in the U.S. and overseas. KFE has multiple alignments and ownership stake in media enterprises to help launch your next great event or brand experience including: Giant Step Marketing and Media, an award winning experiential organization. The Connect Group, an agency focused on food, sports and entertainment; Liberal Arts House PR, a next generation PR company deep in breaking artists and brands and our web property; The Talkhouse, connecting the conversation between artists.
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