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February 2017 Archive

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LOS ANGELES RESTAURANT NEWS - FEBRUARY 2017 Archive


OPENINGS

Baja California’s renowned chef Diego Hernandez (Corazon de Tierra) will soon open a contemporary Mexican restaurant, Verlaine, in West Hollywood in the former Dominick’s space on Beverly Boulevard. Verlaine, 8715 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90048, 424-288-4621.
 
Dominique Ansel will open a bakery and restaurant in Los Angeles French pastry chef Dominique Ansel, chef/owner of Dominique Ansel Bakery and Dominique Ansel Kitchen, announced he'll be opening a bakery and full-service restaurant in Los Angeles. (The address has not yet been confirmed.) Patrons routinely line up for his famous invention the "Cronut," a half croissant-half doughnut. His other signature creations include "Frozen S'mores" and "Cookie Shots."
 
Tower 12 is the new beach-town casual kitchen and bar from chef Brendan Collins (Birch), opening in February 2017. The space will feature vintage relics, furnishings and artwork that reflect the neighborhood’s laid-back surf and beach culture and history. A California-inspired menu looks to update American classics including shareable bar bites, wood-fired pizzas, sandwiches, salads and entrées. Located on a second story deck with ocean views, the restaurant will have a wraparound, wooden outdoor balcony. Tower 12, Hermosa Pier, 53 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254, no phone.
 

NEWS BYTES

The James Beard Foundation will announce the 2017 awards nominees at a.o.c. James Beard Foundation to Announce 2017 Awards Nominees at a.o.c.
The James Beard Foundation will announce the 2017 James Beard Foundation Awards nominees at a live press conference at a.o.c., the wine bar/restaurant from Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, on March 15, 2017. The event will take place at 9 a.m. and will be streamed via the James Beard Foundation's Facebook Live channel. The 2017 James Beard Awards Gala will take place on May 1, 2017, at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. For more information, visit the official website. a.o.c., 8700 W. Third St., Los Angeles, CA 90048, 310-859-9859.
 

CHEF SHUFFLE

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CLOSINGS

Bar Pintxo closed in February 2017 In Santa Monica, Joe Miller's Bar Pintxo closed in February 2017 following a decade-long run. Bar Pintxo, 109 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401, no phone.
 

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