Los Angeles Restaurant News & Culinary Events
Chef Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne will oversee the food and beverage program at the Downtown LA Proper Hotel. Caldo Verde is described as a "an homage to global culinary tradition, from Spanish to Moorish, Corsican to Portuguese, featuring vegetable-driven market fare." Caldo Verde, Downtown LA Proper Hotel, 1100 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015, 800-806-1947.
TATEL, with locations in Madrid and Ibiza, Spain, has expanded with a branch in Beverly Hills. It is a project created by partners Manuel Campos Guallar, Abel Matutes Prats and Rafael Nadal, as well as Cristiano Ronaldo and Pau Gasol. The menu highlights traditional Spanish recipes with a contemporary touch. TATEL, 453 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210, 424-380-7902.
Stone Street LA in West Hollywood is a project from restaurateur Dave Oz of Stone Street New York and Bathtub Gin New York, along with actor/director Joel David Moore and hospitality veteran Laura Parkening. This café features artisanal coffee along with breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails. Stone Street LA, 7174 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046, 323-433-7960.
The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood has made its debut. Dining options include ALK (About Last Knife) restaurant and bar and I|O Rooftop. The latter features two bars, swimming pool and fire pits. The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood, 1400 Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028, 323-762-1000.
Thompson Hollywood's Bar Lis is a chic rooftop lounge inspired by the French Riviera. Chef Lincoln Carson has created a selection of snacks and small plates drawn from traditional bistro fare. Bar Lis, Thompson Hollywood, 1541 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028, 323-410-6210.
San Francisco Bay Area-based deli Wise Sons has opened its first Southern California branch in Culver City. The menu of California-inspired Jewish deli food features house-baked goods (bagels, bialy, babka) matzo ball soup, potato latkes and sandwiches like The OG Reuben. Wise Sons, 9552 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, 424-298-8205.
Mélange at Le Méridien Pasadena Arcadia features Asian-fusion fare from executive chef Makoto Tanaka (Mako). On the menu you’ll find dishes like sizzling whole East Coast hirame with black bean truffle and ponzu dipping sauces. Mélange, Le Méridien Pasadena Arcadia, 130 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007, 626-412-8683.
Owners Corey McGuire and Jake Mathews are behind Winston House, a contemporary supper club and live music space in Venice. (The concept grew out of a weekly concert series McGuire previously hosted in his loft to highlight new and emerging artists.) Executive chef Jared Dowling draws inspiration from comfort food favorites on the menu. Winston House, 23 Windward Ave., Venice, CA 90291, no phone.
HiHo Cheeseburger has opened a location in Marina del Rey. Expect the same high-end burgers, hand-cut fries, milkshakes and more. Also new to Admiralty Way are branches of fresh pasta spot Uovo and handroll counter KazuNori. HiHo Cheeseburger, 4625 Admiralty Wy., #109, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, no phone.
The Arts District downtown has welcomed an LA location of Chicago’s Girl & the Goat restaurant, overseen by "Top Chef" champion Stephanie Izard. Look for a menu featuring carrot-tahini dip with tahini tofu, and curried goat with radishes, pickled vegetables and masa chips. Girl & the Goat, 555 Mateo St., Los Angeles, CA 90013, 213-799-4628.
September 22, October 20 & November 17
Terra, the rooftop restaurant at Eataly LA, will host “A Study of Fire” pop-up series with Kevin Bludso (September 22), Norberto Piattoni (October 20) and Rebecca King (November 17). Each chef will create a selection of wood-fired dishes that will be offered as a one-night-only special, alongside Terra’s dinner menu. A portion of proceeds from the chef collaboration will benefit Restaurants Care. Reservations are required and can be made on OpenTable “Experiences.” Terra, Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90067, 213-310-8008.
April 3, 2022
Masters of Taste outdoor food and beverage festival will return to the Rose Bowl Stadium on April 3, 2022, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. (3 p.m. for VIP Power Hour). Enjoy fare from chefs and restaurants, including host chef Vanda Asapahu (Ayara Thai Cuisine), along with cocktails and tastings from bars, wineries and local craft breweries. Proceeds will benefit Union Station Homeless Services. For more information, visit the official website.
Enjoy bottles of wine for half price on Thursday evenings at Upper West in Santa Monica. Upper West , 3321 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405, 310-586-1111.
Reinvented Menu at Katsuya
Katsuya Brentwood has introduced a reinvented menu. See photos and read the full review on GAYOT.com. Katsuya Brentwood, 11777 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049, 310-237-6174.
Chef Ray Garcia (Broken Spanish, B.S. Taqueria) will open a new retaurant in the former space of Patina at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 141 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012, no phone.
Chef Vartan Abgaryan has come aboard River Jetty Restaurant Group, which is behind A Restaurant in Newport Beach, A Market and CdM in Corona del Mar. Their next project will be A Crystal Cove, a restaurant in Crystal Cove Shopping Center in Newport Beach.
Owner Jeffrey Merrihue's Heroic Italian location in Beverly Hills is temporarily closed for repairs. The restaurant was damaged by a car collision. Heroic Italian, 8484 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211, 650-224-5999.
Restaurateur Philip Camino (Fellow, Imari) will transform The Hudson into a new concept. The Hudson, 1114 N. Crescent Heights Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046, 323-654-6686.
The Stinking Rose in Beverly Hills remains closed. The search is on for new ownership. The Stinking Rose, 55 N. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211, 310-652-7673.
Longtime business Greenblatt's Deli in West Hollywood has closed its doors. Greenblatt's Deli, 8017 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046, no phone.
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