Timeout: Alma’s Ari Taymor is launching a new brunch pop-up series this weekend

It hasn’t been a full two months since Ari Taymor closed Alma for good, but he’s already back in action with his next concept—and he’s got even more up his sleeves.

Alma’s lauded tasting-menu restaurant gave way to a modern-diner menu when it took up residency in the Standard Hollywood, where you’d find some creative spins on classic breakfast, brunch and late-night dishes and daily doughnuts. Starting this Saturday, he’s bringing back a few of those items—plus new plates and a handful of cocktails and wines—at his new Santa Monica brunch pop-up, Little Prince.

Cropping up in the former 2424 Main Street spot, this Saturday-and-Sunday affair will offer seats in a cozy space between 9am and 4pm, serving the likes of green pea pancakes with market greens and herbs; eggs baked in the wood oven with spring alliums, labna, merguez and flatbread; smoked salmon hash with seaweed hollandaise (you’ll want an extra side of that seaweed hollandaise), crispy potatoes and a slow-cooked yolk; and the return of his patty melt with aged cheddar, pickles, brown-butter béarnaise and arugula. 

andrew noel