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August 2020 Archive

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LOS ANGELES RESTAURANT NEWS - AUGUST 2020 Archive


OPENINGS

Chef Evan Funke (Felix) presents a "love letter to the Roman pizzeria" with Fingers Crossed in Hollywood. Fingers Crossed, Dream Hollywood, 6417 Selma Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028, 323-593-7771.
 
VitaBowl, a source for delivery-only, plant-based meals VitaBowl, a source for delivery-only, plant-based meals, is a project co-founded by chef/restaurateur Dominique Crenn (Atelier Crenn), entrepreneur Charles Michael Yim and Miko Lorenzo (head of Food & Beverage at The Ritz-Carlton). The service has started in the Los Angeles area but plans to expand to San Francisco, Seattle, New York City, Austin and Chicago. On the menu you’ll find options like “Cali - Rejuvenate | Mood Booster,” featuring RightRice, quinoa, shaved Brussels sprouts, broccoli, kale, avocado crema and kombucha apple cider vinaigrette.
 
From the team behind Jerry's Famous Deli comes Jerry's Patio Cafe & Bar in Marina del Rey. You'll find classics like hot pastrami sandwiches and matzo ball soup, along with vegan-friendly fare. Jerry's Patio Cafe & Bar, 13181 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, 310-437-7600.
 
Tacocita is a fast-casual concept from Bicos Hospitality, which also operates fellow Pasadena spots Magnolia House and Gus’s Barbecue. Executive chef Michael Brown brings a from-scratch ethos, including making the mole with up to 30 different ingredients. On the menu you’ll find various tacos (BBQ Smoked Brisket, Baja Style Shrimp, Mushroom Chorizo & Potato, etc.), enchiladas, burritos, salads and more. Tacocita is open for takeout, delivery, curbside pickup and outdoor dining. Tacocita, 203 S. Rosemead Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107, 626-460-8669.
 
Theía, the first restaurant from entrepreneur and real estate developer Max Simon, opened on August 15, 2020, in the Fairfax District. Drawing inspiration from Mykonos, the restaurant offers modern Mediterranean fare from chef Moises Placencia. Theía is open for takeout and to-go orders, available via Uber Eats, Postmates and Caviar; as well as socially distanced outdoor dining on the patio for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. TheĆ­a, 8048 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048, 323-591-0059.
 
NUEVA on the Westside is a contemporary Mexican cantina from restaurateurs Jared Meisler (The Roger Room, The Friend) and David and Patti Reiss of the Reiss Co (Yours Truly and others). Chefs Vartan Abgaryan and Mesraim Llaneze lead the culinary team. NUEVA, 822 Washington Blvd., Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, 310-747-6050.
 
Market Tavern at the Farmers Market is a project from two native Brits, chef Brendan Collins (Fia) and musician/restaurant vet Gary Twinn. Patrons will find Collins' Sunday roast along with fish and chips, steak and ale pie and more. Market Tavern, Farmers Market, 6333 W. Third St., Ste. 706, Los Angeles, CA 90036, 323-452-9299.
 

NEWS BYTES

Foie Gras in California
Californians can once again enjoy foie gras, but there are still some restrictions. Find out more with GAYOT's coverage of the recent foie gras ruling.
 
El Rincon Criollo Offers Special Wine and Food Tasting Packages
Culver City Cuban restaurant El Rincon Criollo now offers Special Wine and Food Tasting packages for pickup or delivery. Orders will be accepted August 19-31 for pickup anytime between September 9-19. Each package includes one or more bottles of wine from Swank n’ Smith Wines, a Paso Robles-based boutique winery. Per person cost averages $35-$45, plus tax & gratuity. For more information, visit Gourmet Wine Getaways. El Rincon Criollo, 4361 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230, 310-391-4478.
 
Exciting Changes at Drago Centro
Piero Selvaggio, the owner of the legendary, now-defunct Valentino, has joined the team at Celestino Drago's Drago Centro. Read more about the exciting new changes at the restaurant with GAYOT's coverage. Drago Centro, City National Plaza, 525 S. Flower St., Ste. 120, Los Angeles, CA 90071, 213-228-8998.
 
Patio at Delilah in West Hollywood Outdoor Dining at Delilah
West Hollywood's Delilah has introduced a new al fresco dining space that's open Thursday through Saturday evenings from 6 p.m. Delilah, 7969 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046, 323-745-0600.
 
Ocean Prime Reopens for Outdoor Dining
Modern American supper club Ocean Prime in Beverly Hills has reopened its beautiful terrace for outdoor dining. Read more of GAYOT's coverage. Ocean Prime, 9595 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212, 310-859-4818.
 

CHEF SHUFFLE

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CLOSINGS

Somni and The Bazaar by José Andrés at SLS Beverly Hills have closed permanently. The hotel's ownership has terminated the agreement with chef/restaurateur José Andrés's ThinkFoodGroup. A brand new restaurant is serving food created by the ex-Bazaar team remaining at the hotel. Expect none of the previous dishes. Somni, SLS Hotel Beverly Hills, 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048, no phone.
 
Broken Spanish, the innovative Mexican restaurant from chef Ray Garcia, has shuttered due to the ongoing issues of the pandemic. Broken Spanish, Met Lofts, 1050 S. Flower St., Los Angeles, CA 90015, no phone.
 

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