Looking for proof that 2012 is going to be a great year? Here you go. LudoBites 8
, the next iteration of Ludo
and Krissy Lefebvre
’s wildly popular pop-up Los Angeles restaurant, has a new reservation system. Now maybe, just maybe, you’ll have luck snagging a seat for Ludo's terrific menu. If you think Krissy and Ludo didn’t feel your pain when you couldn’t get a seat at LudoBites 1 through 007, you’re wrong. “We were looking for a creative approach to provide a fair opportunity for all,” says Krissy, who watched six weeks of reservations for LudoBites 007
disappear in less than 60 seconds.
To the rescue: Urbanspoon
. The primo restaurant discovery site is providing a lottery-style reservation system on their site, allowing people to enter requests for 24 hours, starting at 11 a.m. PST on January 11; the system will then randomly assign reservations. “We’re supportive,” says Kara Nortman, GM of Urbanspoon
. “We wanted to come up with a democratic solution to get people into LudoBites 8. LudoBites 007 caused finger fatigue here, everyone clicking non-stop to get in.”
There’s one more way to get into LudoBites 8. From January 7 through February 7, anyone who makes a reservation for an LA restaurant through Urbanspoon and then tweets it out, is entered in a lottery to win a free (free!! whoopee!!) dinner for four at LudoBites 8 on February 20.
Ludobites 8 Will Have an Awesome New Reservation System.
Here’s LudoBites 8
information, all in one convenient place. Where
: Lemon Moon
, 12200 Olympic Blvd. (Ludo is excited to be in the kitchen of his good friends Josiah Citrin
and Raphael Lunetta
, F&W Best New Chefs 1997.) When the Reservation Process Starts
: January 11, at 11 a.m. PST, through January 12, 10.59 a.m. PST. Where the Reservation Process Takes Place
. (The page goes live when the lottery starts on January 11th.) When You Can Eat At LudoBites 8
: Jan 18-20, 23-27, 30-31; Feb 1-3, 6-10, 13-15, 17 and 20-22.
One Last Way to Eat at LudoBites 8: There will be 6 walk-in seats each night at the bar. If the weather is nice (and come on, this is LA, there will be additional walk-in patio seating).
Menu: In process. Will be finalized by January 18.