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California Pizza Kitchen is celebrating its 30th anniversary

CPK 30th Anniversary
California Pizza Kitchen is celebrating its 30th anniversary! CPK opened in Beverly Hills on March 27, 1985, revolutionizing how people thought of pizza with such innovations as the BBQ Chicken Pizza. Now located in 208 cities and 15 countries, these pizza pioneers continue to evolve by focusing on creating sustainable environments incorporating natural elements while updating their menu with new dishes that focus on freshness, bright flavors, and menus that change with the seasons. CPK has also released a cookbook, California Pizza Kitchen Taste of the Seasons, that's available for purchase at the restaurants. For more information, visit California Pizza Kitchen's web site.

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Steak frites at Bardot Brasserie, the new Las Vegas restaurant from Michael Mina

Top News Highlights

David Chang announced at SXSW that he is turning the old Momofuku Ko space in New York into a restaurant that serves fried chicken and fried chicken sandwiches. As of now, there is scant information about the concept, except that it will be called Fuku. Read more...

Michael Mina has opened BARDOT Brasserie, a French bistro, at Aria Resort & Casino. The new restaurant pays homage to the café culture of Paris offering traditional brasserie fare, such as foie gras en croûte, steak frites, roasted bone marrow with bacon marmalade and the BARDOT burger with Comte cheese, caramelized onions and a bordelaise sauce. Read more...

Chef Brendan Collins (Waterloo & City) has opened his new restaurant, Birch, in Hollywood on Cahuenga Boulevard. Expect a modern, Scandinavian look with a back patio, and a sophisticated menu of rotating small plates including duck confit, monkfish with cucumber salad and quince, foie gras and charcuterie, as well as a tasting menu. Read more...


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