Kitchen24 West Hollywood celebrated 10 years yesterday, Sunday, February 6, 2022. The restaurant known for breakfast, brunch and American traditional dishes celebrated the 10-Year milestone with a drag brunch dragaversary show.
West Hollywood Mayor Lauren Meister and Mayor Pro Tem Sepi Shyne joined members of the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for a red ribbon-cutting ceremony. The City of West Hollywood presented Kitchen24 West Hollywood with a proclamation, and the Chamber gave the restaurant a framed dollar bill as a thank you for being a Chamber member and for good luck.
“Thank you to everyone that came out yesterday to our first drag show celebrating 10 yrs on the Blvd,” reads a post on k24’s official social media platforms. “Y’all had a Blast. Our crew also had a Blast. Our queens killed it all day.”
The drag brunch was a ticketed event and sold out a week before showtime. It was standing room the day of the celebration. The $20 ticket included bottomless mimosas and patio access.
Like most restaurants and bars in West Hollywood and throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area, Kitchen24 West Hollywood has struggled to keep its doors open during the COVID-19 pandemic. The original sister location, which opened in 2008, on Cahuenga Boulevard, in Hollywood, did not survive the lockdown of 2020. It reopened and tried to stay in businesses but closed permanently after three months. It officially closed on Sunday, September 12, 2021.
The West Hollywood location moved to 8575 Santa Monica Boulevard in February 2012. The restaurant closed briefly during the holidays last year due to supply chain issues, lack of staffing and increasing COVID cases. It joined a long list of restaurant and bars WeHo that closed around the holiday season out of precaution to protect their staff and customers.
K24 will continue serving the community and has hinted that drag brunches may be a regular occurrence at the restaurant.
Happy birthday Kitchen24 West Hollywood!