The Kalbs March Forward by Going Backwards

As a Westsider, a fan, and and IG follower of Jackson and Melissa Kalb, it tickled the hell out of me to see that they will be taking over the Bottlefish Space as reported by Eater LA

What was NOT reported is pretty interesting and funny: Jackson and Melissa met (or at least their relationship blossomed, AFAIK) at Bottlefish. He was a chef, and she was FOH.

They expressed, on Jackson’s IG, their deep sorrow when the previous owners (and CPK founders) flamed out.