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NEW RESTAURANTS IN LOS ANGELES

On June 7, Gotta Have S’more will open its doors for grab-and-go artisanal s’mores on Fairfax in the Little Ethiopia neighborhood. Chef/owner Annalisa Mastroianni Johnson creates a marshmallow-topped cupcake-sized treat that combines the elements of a traditional s'more, with house-made graham cracker and a chocolate base; it's also available in milk and dark chocolate, salted caramel, peanut butter cup, and cookies and cream. Gotta Have S’more, 1066 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019, 323-646-4114.
 
Maui’s popular franchise Coconut’s Fish Cafe is open in DTLA on South Hill Street. Look for the signature seven-layer taco with grilled fish, coconut milk, mango salsa, coleslaw, wasabi and cheese, as well as other Hawaiian-tinged tacos, salads, grilled mahi mahi and ono fish sandwiches, and burgers, pastas and seafood chowder. Coconut’s Fish Cafe, 809 S. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90014, 213-628-6232.
 
This summer, inventive mixologist/chef Matthew Biancaniello will launch Mon Li, a bespoke 12-seat bar-restaurant in Malibu at the Calamigos Guest Ranch and Beach Club. The venue will open three nights a week, Thursday through Saturday, with a 12-course omakase “liquid tasting” menu based on Biancaniello’s signature seasonal foraged and garden creations alongside other dishes such as an uni roll with passion fruit and nasturtium, wild cactus salad, and perhaps goose barnacles. Mon Li, 26025 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, CA 90265, no phone.
 
French-inspired Barbette has emerged in West Hollywood’s former Tinto space. Owners Jared Meisler and Sean MacPherson (The Pikey, Jones) have brought on an April Bloomfield protégé, NY chef Robert Flaherty (The John Dory), to create a casual, seasonally driven bistro menu. Expect a noteworthy bar with craft cocktails, too. Barbette, 7511 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046, 323-850-8888.
 
Pono Burger chef/owner Makani Carzino's Makani is in soft-open mode, with the official opening set for May 11, 2018. The Venice restaurant features seasonally driven fare from chef Kevin Lee and rum-centric cocktails. Makani, 512 Rose Ave., Venice, CA 90291, 424-645-5410.
 
Petit Trois la vallée has opened in Sherman Oaks Chef Ludo Lefebvre has expanded his culty strip mall bistro Petit Trois into a much larger sister location in Sherman Oaks. Petit Trois la vallée features many of Lefebvre’s popular dishes plus some new menu items, as well as a full bar. Petit Trois la vallée, 13705 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423, 818-989-2600.
 
Halo Top Scoop Shop is open in the Westfield Century City mall. Look for stevia-sweetened scoop and soft serve ice cream with flavors ranging from classic vanilla, chocolate and strawberry to pistachio and red velvet. The new location is debuting its “Stardust Sundae” which features vanilla bean soft serve with holographic sugar-free vanilla sauce, cosmic star sprinkles and a geode crystal candy inside a waffle cone. Halo Top Scoop Shop, Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90067, no phone.
 
DTLA complex The Bloc has added Hatch Yakitori + Bar to its collection of shops and eateries. The sprawling space features pale pine furniture, airy windows and patio seating. Chef Daniel Shemtob (winner of The Great Food Truck Race) offers up yakitori grilled on binchōtan charcoal including chicken with plum, beef with shiso, and seared ahi; he also has a specialty “black menu” with black fried rice, black ramen and black karaage. Hatch Yakitori + Bar, The Bloc, 700 W. 7th St., Ste. G600, Los Angeles, CA 90017, 213-282-9070.
 
Ari Taymor’s (Alma) weekend brunch pop-up project Little Prince in Santa Monica has made renovations that welcomed a permanent menu and dinner service Monday through Saturday. Expect seasonal farmer’s market-focused dishes in Taymor’s contemporary style, and a cocktail and wine list. Little Prince, 2424 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405, no phone.
 
Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis have followed up their hit Italian spot Bestia with Bavel Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis have followed up their hit Italian spot Bestia with Bavel, a Middle Eastern restaurant also located in downtown LA's Arts District. Bavel, 500 Matteo St., Los Angeles, CA 90013, 213-232-4966.
 
K-town restaurateurs Jonathan Whitener and Lien Ta (Here’s Looking At You) are opening another likely-hipsterish eatery in Silver Lake later this year called All Day Baby. It will take over the space of now-shuttered Samosa House. Look for a New American menu with global influences for breakfast, lunch and dinner, alongside wine and craft cocktails. All Day Baby, 3200 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026, no phone.
 
One of New York City’s most famous “speakeasy” cocktail bars, Employees Only, now has a location in West Hollywood. Look for a sultry, Deco-inspired interior, with a bar, dining room and back room. Chef Sascha Lyon (Balthazar) creates a luxe menu featuring bone marrow poppers, seared foie gras, bacon-wrapped lamb chops, rillettes of duck, rabbit and pork, and pan-roasted halibut. A wood-fired pizza oven also turns out lighter fare. Employees Only, 7953 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046, 323-536-9045.
 
In East Hollywood, new confectionary Le Bon Garçon is serving up handmade artisan caramel made in the French tradition. Look for flavors including salted caramel, honey-lavender caramel and orange mimosa caramel. Le Bon Garçon, 5158 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027, no phone.
 
In Hollywood’s Franklin Village, La Villita Cantina has opened in the former home of local icon Victor’s Square Restaurant. The old Jewish deli vibe has morphed into a rustic Mexican neighborhood spot with bright tiles, wood chandeliers, spacious booths and a lounge with tequila cocktails. La Villita Cantina, 1917 N. Bronson Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90068, 323-460-2200.
 
Stuff'd Dumpling Shop on Melrose Avenue offers a menu focused on Eastern European-style dumplings with contemporary global flavors, like Siberian (beef and pork), Kalua pig (with cabbage and purple potato purée) or misoyaki cod (in bacon dashi broth, with pickled shiitake mushrooms and baby bok choy). They are also gluten-free, organic and made with locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. Lunch & Dinner daily. Stuff'd Dumpling Shop, 6909 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038, 323-424-7148.
 
Sherman Oaks welcomes the stylish new Bluebird Brasserie Sherman Oaks welcomes the stylish new Bluebird Brasserie, specializing in Belgian ales, brewed in-house and imported, on 16 taps and from a lengthy bottle list. Décor includes plenty of wood, arched brick ceilings, and a huge, rough-hewn granite bar beneath atmospheric lighting. The Belgian-styled brasserie menu features traditional Belgian meatballs with mashed vegetables and leek relish, four versions of moules frites, a roasted half chicken, cassoulet and steak frites. Dinner nightly. Bluebird Brasserie, 13730 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423, 818-849-6970.
 
Piencone Pizzeria, Creamery and Pub has opened in Eagle Rock, with something for everyone. Look for artisan pizzas made with naturally fermented dough including the “Vegan Squashington” with kabocha, rosemary, garlic confit, goosefoot greens, charred shallot and almond ricotta. A selection of wood-fired small plates highlights wild boar-stuffed arancini with lemon Parmesan sauce, and sugar snap peas with smoked ricotta and pickled rhubarb. Lunch & Dinner daily. Piencone, 1958 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041, 323-274-4728.
 
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar is now open in the reimagined Beverly Center mall. As with its other locations in Miami Beach, Las Vegas and Singapore, the classic Southern cooking includes chicken ‘n’ watermelon ‘n’ waffles, deviled eggs, and house-made buttermilk biscuits. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048, 323-250-8034.
 
BBQ author/expert Adam Perry Lang (Daisy May’s BBQ USA, NYC) has opened a luxe steakhouse in Hollywood called APL Restaurant. The focus is on dry-aged steak from a variety of carefully sourced Midwestern beef. Look for the famous Texas-style BBQ at lunch, available only as grab and go from a window, but expect some sophisticated French-leaning dishes beyond beef at dinner as well --- after all, Lang also trained at Guy Savoy in Paris and Daniel in NYC. APL Restaurant, Taft Building, 1680 N. Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90028, 323-416-1280.
 
In Koreatown, look for uni (sea urchin) all day long with the new casual food court spot Uni Luv. There’s uni donburi, uni al bob and uni bibim bob, as well as uni cream pasta. The donburi offers options of uni by the gram (60, 80 or 100 gm from $14.99-$21.99). Soda and tea are available, too. Lunch & Dinner daily. Uni Luv, 928 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90006, 213-908-5889.
 
The former Got Kosher? Café space on Pico has morphed into a new Tunisian kosher restaurant, Harissa Restaurant + Events. Look for Tunisian street food to start, like an avocado egg roll with cashew tamarind sauce, egg and tuna brik, a beef cigare with cumin and harissa, chicken and almond b’stilla, and Merguez sausage. Mains include lamb kebabs, assorted tajines (one with olive and preserved lemon chicken) and “Tunisian couscous feasts.” For dessert there’s a warm Belgian chocolate bread pudding. Expect a wide selection of global kosher wines, many from Israel, as well as an ample beer list. Harissa Restaurant + Events, 8914 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035, 310-858-1920.
 
A sister restaurant to Love & Salt called Gabi James has opened in Redondo Beach, in the former Zazou space. From chef Chris Feldmeier (Mozza, Moruno), look for Mediterranean flavors inspired by Spain, coastal France and North Africa, with dishes featuring anchovy and olive lollipops, citrus-quince salad, “all day” oxtail ragù, tuna escabeche, pomegranate lamb chops and filet mignon au poivre. Dinner nightly. Gabi James, 1810 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277, 310-540-4884.
 
Kasih offers a contemporary take on authentic Indonesian cuisine in downtown LA Kasih, named after the Indonesian word for "love," offers a contemporary take on authentic Indonesian cuisine in downtown LA. Kasih, 200 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA 90012, 213-266-8156.
 
French boulangerie pâtisserie La Tropézienne Bakery originally opened in 1992 in Saint Tropez, and it launched an outpost in Los Angeles (on La Brea). New locations are due to open on Melrose Place and in DTLA this year. Look for pastries like pistachio eclairs, raspberry tarts and the signature orange blossom brioche with vanilla cream. Also find viennoiseries (croissant, pain au chocolat and financier cake), and light fare including traditional French quiche and baguette sandwiches. La Tropézienne Bakery, 761 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90014, no phone.
 
Restaurateur Emanuele Romani and soccer star Alessandro Del Piero are behind a sophisticated new contemporary Italian restaurant on West Third Street, No. 10. Expect charcuterie, formaggi and crudo to start. Multi-regional seasonal dishes feature gnocco fritto with smoked steelhead; charred octopus with fava beans; black truffle, burrata and squash blossom pizza; paccheri with Maine lobster; and hanger steak with bone marrow. Dinner nightly. No. 10, 8436 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048, 310-924-2011.
 
Food innovator Adam Fleischman (Umami Burger800 Degrees Pizza) is debuting a new brand concept and flagship store, Cold Cocked Coffee Co., in Koreatown’s Platform 35 Markethall in June. The spin is that the haute coffees and teas (dubbed “cofftails”) are prepared in shakers like cocktails. Signature drinks will include the Danish Licorice, Mexican Mole, cardamom coffees and Matcha & Soda. Cold Cocked Coffee Co., Platform 35 Markethall, 3500 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010, 310-273-5511.
 
The Standard Hollywood hotel’s new restaurant, Croft Alley, will be a 2.0 version of the WeHo café of the same name. Chef Phuong Tran will dish up popular café fare like chlorophyll yogurt with market berries and prosciutto grilled cheese sandwiches, alongside burrata salad, coconut risotto, honey ginger glazed duck breast and prime rib with celery root purée, and breakfast items such as shakshouka and eggs Benedict. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily. Croft Alley, The Standard Hollywood, 8300 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069, 323-650-9090.
 
Culver City’s trendy Asian tapas spot FIN has opened a second outpost in the former Larchmont restaurant space on Melrose. Besides a selection of sushi, sashimi, luxe rolls and assorted Instagrammable small plates, chef Miguel Oliver (Angelini, Morton’s) offers mains including filet mignon with truffle mashed potatoes, grilled lollipop Ichimi lamb chops, ginger chicken breast and miso black cod. Dinner nightly. FIN, 5750 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038, 323-579-1501.
 
Chef Enrique Olvera (Pujol, Cosme) will open Cosme LA Chef Enrique Olvera (Pujol, Cosme) will open Cosme LA, an haute modern Mexican sister restaurant to his acclaimed NYC flagship, in DTLA’s Arts District later this year. Cosme LA, 2118 E. 7th Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90021, no phone.
 
Chef Aitor Zabala, who collaborated with chef José Andrés on Somni Somni, a fine-dining concept from chef José Andrés and chef Aitor Zabala, is now open at SLS Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Beverly Hills. The culinary journey of 20-plus courses draws inspiration from the chefs' childhoods in Spain, as well as the epicurean experiences they've collected in Los Angeles and on world travels. Tickets are available via Tock. Somni, SLS Hotel Beverly Hills, 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048, 310-246-5543.
 
Encino seafood fans mourned the loss of Phillip Frankland Lee’s Frankland Crab & Co. (which made way for his expanded Scratch Bar 2.0). But the good news is that he will reopen the chic “seafood shack” in Woodland Hills later this year, at Westfield Topanga & The Village. Look for chilled white gulf prawns, wild-caught king crab legs and Maine lobster alongside the likes of branzino fish and chips, shellfish chowder and fried oysters and clams. Frankland Crab & Co., Westfield Topanga & The Village, 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park, CA 91303, no phone.
 
Blind Barber is now open in Highland Park Culver City’s popular bar Blind Barber (by way of NYC) has debuted a new location on the Eastside in Highland Park on Figueroa. In front, yes, there’s an actual barber shop; after a haircut look for the “hidden” sultry 70s bar and lounge featuring some groovy furniture, a stylish backlit bar and frequent DJs. Expect signature craft cocktails, craft beer, and a menu of a dozen gourmet grilled cheese sammies including smoked Gouda with Thai chiles and habanero. Blind Barber, 5715 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90042, 323-739-0315.
 
A sprawling outpost of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse will add a luxe new dining option to the recently renovated Westfield Century City mall this coming November. The 15,000-square-foot two-story restaurant will show off bars on both levels, including a Champagne Lounge upstairs. Windows opening out onto Santa Monica Boulevard should create an airy feel. Expect the likes of shellfish towers, foie gras, lobster and hand-cut, dry-aged steaks and chops, along with plenty of wine and cocktails. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90067, no phone.
 
Augustine’s David Gibbs and Nick Caballero have partnered in Valley Village on the new Mirabelle Wine Bar, located on Burbank Boulevard. Expect a fairly compelling global selection of wines by the glass, with popular California options alongside some rarer finds from more obscure corners. There’s beer on tap, too. Also available are select cheese and charcuterie and bar bites. Dinner nightly. Mirabelle Wine Bar, 12518 Burbank Blvd., Valley Village, CA 91607, 818-927-4241.
 
Silver Lake’s hip new neighborhood café and general store, Scout, is found on Sunset Boulevard. A fast-casual counter offers a coffee program from Portland-based Heart Coffee, smoothies, kombuchas, aromatic teas and pastries from Roxana Jullapat. Breakfast options highlight a grain bowl with peppered bacon, red quinoa, poached egg, red cabbage, radicchio, pickled red onion, roasted mushrooms and chimichurri. Sandwiches include a Spicy Fried Chicken and Jambon Beurre with French ham, French butter, French breakfast radish and cornichon spread on a fermented baguette; of course, expect a kale salad, too. Scout, 3707 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026, 323-451-9750.
 
Melrose Avenue has a new destination to get your caffeine fix: Point Five Espresso Bar. There's also a breakfast/lunch menu serving eggs Benedict, buttermilk buckwheat pancakes and avocado and heirloom tomato toast, plus smoothies and coffee drinks. Point Five Espresso Bar, 7965 ½ Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046, 323-424-7723.
 
Breva has opened at Hotel Figueroa Downtown's Hotel Figueroa has re-opened after extensive renovations. Chef Casey Lane oversees the dining program, which includes the Mediterranean-inspired restaurant Breva. Breva, Hotel Figueroa, 939 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015, 213-627-8971.
 
Pasadena’s family-owned Chamo Venezuelan Cuisine offers new, authentic Latin food options on Colorado Boulevard. Look for a selection of arepas, Venezuela’s iconic stuffed sandwiches, with stewed pork cracklings, shredded beef, chicken and avocado salad or Gouda cheese, and a variety of empanadas and hallacas (Venezuelan tamales on plantain leaves). Chamo Venezuelan Cuisine, 950 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106, 626-639-3339.
 

NOTEWORTHY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Burbank’s Castaway Reopens
Burbank’s hillside The Castaway restaurant has officially reopened after extensive renovations. Chef Perry Pollaci (The Royce) creates a seasonally inspired, steak-forward menu offering prime meat from the in-house dry-aging room, a raw bar and build-it-yourself charcuterie boards. A 10-top chef’s table allows guests to interact with Pollaci. The beverage program is directed by sommelier Paul Coker (Stonehill Tavern, Studio at Montage Laguna Beach), who also oversees a fully functional wooden wine cellar. The new design driven space has sweeping views of the valley; so does the large multi-level patio that sports fire pits, secluded nooks and teak furniture for lounging with craft cocktails. Castaway, 1250 E. Harvard Rd., Burbank, CA 91501, 818-848-6691.
 
Vespertine Adds New Sunday Hours
Chef Jordan Kahn’s fine dining destination in Culver City, Vespertine, is adding a new day of service, along with earlier hours. Sunday seatings for the full tasting menu will begin at 3:30 p.m., with the last reservation at 7:30 p.m. Vespertine, 3599 Hayden Ave., Culver City, CA 90232, 323-320-4023.
 
Howlin' Ray's Expands Service with New Evening Hours
In Chinatown’s Far East Plaza, cult Nashville hot chicken spot Howlin’ Ray's has expanded its hours to include evening service. It’s now open until 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. One can only hope the wait might decline a bit! Howlin' Rays, Far East Plaza, 727 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012, 213-935-8399.
 
Interior of Crustacean Beverly Hills New Look for Crustacean
House of AN hospitality group has unveiled big changes for Crustacean, their Beverly Hills restaurant that has been serving Asian fusion fare for two decades. Crustacean continues to occupy the first floor, but with a revamped menu and floorplan featuring adjustable walls for more flexibility for private parties. The space also includes a bar and al fresco seating. Meanwhile, the second floor will be home to a new restaurant. Crustacean, 9646 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210, 310-205-8990.
 
Canter's Late-Night Dine-In Restaurant Service Change
Night owl stalwart Canter’s deli has announced the end of an era – it will cease its dine-in restaurant service weekday late-night hours from 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. Customers can still order food in the front deli and bakery areas for takeout, and around-the-clock delivery will continue. Canter's, 419 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036, 323-651-2030.
 
Ari Taymor Offers Spring Brunch Pop-Up in Santa Monica
For the near future former Alma chef Ari Taymor is offering a brunch pop-up on Saturdays and Sundays (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) called Little Prince, on Main St. in Santa Monica. Look for dishes including wood oven baked eggs with spring alliums, labne and flatbread; smoked salmon hash with seaweed hollandaise, crispy potatoes and a slow cooked yolk; a cast iron pancake with market preserves, cultured butter and smoked maple; and green chia pudding with sorrel, coconut, and market toppings. Cocktails come from Shane Murphy (Zinque) like a yuzu kosho michelada and Mezcal Cactus Cooler made with Yola mezcal, nopal, aloe, jalapeño and worm salt. Reservations must be made in advance at the official website. Little Prince, 2424 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405, no phone.
 

UPDATES ON LOS ANGELES CHEFS

Chef Chris Ono (Eleven Madison Park, Esters Wine Shop & Bar) will soon be helming the stoves at Paul Hibler’s Fairfax spot Gesso. Look for his new menus after May 18, 2018, focusing on contemporary California cooking. Gesso, 801 N. Fairfax Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90046, 323-544-6240.
 
Chef Kris Tominaga (The Hart & the Hunter, Cadet, Mardi) will now be helming the stoves at Manuela in DTLA. Look for some menu changes in the months to come. Manuela, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, 907 E. Third St., Los Angeles, CA 90013, 323-849-0480.
 
Stefano Ongaro is now executive chef/general manager at Second Floor Restaurant Bar & Grill Italian chef/restaurateur Stefano Ongaro (All' Angelo, DOMA) is now executive chef/general manager at Second Floor Restaurant Bar & Grill, an Italian restaurant in Koreatown. Former DOMA chef de cuisine Steven John Short is also on board. Second Floor Restaurant Bar & Grill, 865 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90005, 213-388-3880.
 

LOS ANGELES RESTAURANT CLOSINGS

Chef Michael Voltaggio’s ink.well on La Cienega Boulevard has shuttered. ink.well, 826 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069, no phone.
 
"Top Chef" alum Katsuji Tanabe has shuttered his popular eatery Mexikosher on Pico Boulevard, although anyone heading to New York City can still grab a tasty Kosher Mexican taco or burrito at his Upper East Side location. Mexikosher, 8832 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035, no phone.
 
Modern Mexican chef Maycoll Calderón’s first LA restaurant, the chic Tintorera, has closed in Silver Lake after less than a year in business. Tintorera, 2815 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026, no phone.
 
The Church Key in West Hollywood has reportedly shut its doors The Church Key in West Hollywood has reportedly shut its doors. We enjoyed the creative modern American fare from chef Ryan Ososky, so we'll look forward to his next project. The Church Key, 8730 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069, 424-249-3700.
 
Top Chef star Michael Voltaggio’s Sack Sandwiches (formerly ink.sack) has closed on Melrose. The chef may reopen the gourmet sandwich shop in a new location. Meanwhile, Voltaggio’s savory little sammies are still available at the ink.sack LAX in the Bradley Terminal. Sack Sandwiches, 8360 Melrose Ave., #107, Los Angeles, CA 90069, no phone.
 
Chef Diego Hernández’s first LA restaurant, Verlaine, has closed. Regular service has ended but the restaurant may remain open for private events. Verlaine, 8715 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90048, no phone.
 
Phillip Frankland Lee has closed Woodland Hills eatery Frankland Crab & Co. to expand his Scratch Bar 2.0 project, but the "seafood shack" will reopen later this year at the Westfield Topanga mall. Frankland Crab & Co., Encino Place, 16101 Ventura Blvd., #250, Encino, CA 91436, no phone.
 
After more than three decades, West Hollywood’s celebrity haunt Madeo closed on March 11, 2018. The Italian restaurant will reportedly be relocating to the former DOMA space in Beverly Hills. Madeo, 8897 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90048, no phone.
 
Chef Eric Greenspan’s lively modern kosher spot on Beverly Boulevard, Fleishik’s, has sadly closed. No news yet on the space’s next incarnation. Look for Greenspan’s newest Chino-Latino delivery-only sandwiches (including orange chicken burritos and carnitas banh mi) from Chino, available on Uber Eats and Postmates. Fleishik’s Sandwiches, Nosh & Whiskey, 7563 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036, no phone.
 

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