On Friday, June 9, the awaited Señor Bear, a fish-forward Latin restaurant from chefs Blake Edmunds and Max MacKissock and partners Juan and Katie Padró, will start dinner service in LoHi.
The new spot, which brings together flavors, colors, and textures from all over Latin America, is located at 3307 Tejon Street, in a space that last housed Jezebel's. Before that, though, the corner space was the first location of The Squeaky Bean, the restaurant that brought a lot of attention to Mackissock's skill with vegetables and his to his impeccable technique. It was at the Squeaky Bean that Edmunds first worked with Mackissock and it was almost like the two found their culinary match.
Now they return into the space that first brought them together, with Edmunds as the executive chef this time. "The day I left [the former Squeaky Bean kitchen, I vowed I was gonna be back," Mackissock says. "It is a great corner, a historic building that has lots of energy to bring to the neighborhood," Edmunds adds.
The duo, along with partners Juan and Katie Padró, transformed the space into a modern restaurant with ocean-kissed hues, greenery that livens the vibe, and quaint interior touches, from tile to wall décor, that bring the Latin seafood centric theme together. Here's a look inside: