Los Angeles Restaurant News & Culinary Events
The designer label MARCELL VON BERLIN has created the MARCELL VON BERLIN COFFEE LOUNGE, which is connected to the flagship store in West Hollywood. In addition to coffee made with home-grown, roasted organic coffee beans, there are seasonal tea blends, baked goods and more. MARCELL VON BERLIN COFFEE LOUNGE, 8619 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069, 213-675-4843.
Chef Evan Funke pays tribute to Rome at Mother Wolf, located inside the historic Citizen News building in Hollywood. On the menu you’ll find variations on bruschetta, pizzas and pastas, including classics like cacio e pepe. Mother Wolf, 1545 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028, 323-410-6060.
The former space of Thomas Keller's Bouchon in Beverly Hills will be reborn as Tommy's Beverly Hills, a project from Tommy Salvatore (manager of Craig's). Vartan Abgaryan will be executive chef. This expansive location has been vacant since 2018. Tommy's Beverly Hills, Garden Building, 235 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210, no phone.
FIVE 55 offers an upscale sports bar experience at the new Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Monterey Park hotel. There are 10 TVs and plenty of seating options, including the bar, plush booths, large party tables and semi-private rooms. The menu offers Mary’s crispy chicken wings, flatbreads, “smashed” burgers, BBQ baby back ribs and more, plus local craft brews, cocktails and a Japanese whisky and spirit selection. FIVE 55, Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Monterey Park, 555 N. Atlantic Blvd., Monterey Park, CA 91754, 626-656-4056.
Sugar Palm Ocean Avenue has opened at Viceroy Santa Monica in the former space of Cast. Guests can enjoy California-inspired plates indoors, at the wraparound bar or on the outdoor dining terrace by the pool. Dishes range from cauliflower tikka masala to hamachi crudo to roasted half chicken with gochujang & orange honey, roasted roots and herb jus. Sugar Palm Ocean Avenue, Viceroy Santa Monica, 1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401, 310-260-7511.
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.
Many restaurants will be offering special menus for Valentine's Day, but we've rounded up the best of the best. Celebrate with your sweetie at one of GAYOT's Top Valentine's Day Restaurants in the Los Angeles area.
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.
The Restaurant at Meadowood on the Road
Chef Christopher Kostow and the team from The Restaurant at Meadowood are hosting a series of one-night dinners in select destinations. (Meadowood Napa Valley suffered damages during the Glass Incident Fire in September 2020.) The next stop will be at Pujol in Mexico City. A Los Angeles event is scheduled for Spring 2022 at Kato, which is changing locations to a new DTLA space in early 2022.
A Trip to Peru with Chef Neal Fraser
Join Redbird chef Neal Fraser on a special trip to Peru with Modern Adventure in May 2022. Participants will discover Peru’s culture and cuisine through food markets, restaurant kitchens and traditional Andes celebrations. There will also be the opportunity for a hike on the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, as well as visits to Lima, Sacred Valley and Cusco. For more information, visit the official website. Redbird, Vibiana, 114 E. Second St., Los Angeles, CA 90012, 213-788-1191.
Chef Curtis Stone to Bring Back Maude
Chef Curtis Stone's Maude restaurant in Beverly Hills will return. The space has been occupied by The Pie Room by Gwen, which shuttered after Thanksgiving and will move to a new location. Maude, 212 S. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212, 310-859-3418.
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 Adam Perry Lang has closed his luxe steakhouse in Hollywood called APL Restaurant. APL Restaurant, Taft Building, 1680 N. Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90028, no phone.
Wolfgang Puck's WP24 and the rooftop space Nest at WP24 have shuttered. WP24, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, L.A. Live, 900 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015, 213-743-8824.
Hollywood landmark Pig 'n Whistle has closed. Pig 'n Whistle, 6714 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028, no phone.
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