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June 2019 Archive

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LOS ANGELES RESTAURANT NEWS - JUNE 2019 Archive


OPENINGS

Seafood-focused Angler, from chef-founder Joshua Skenes of Saison Hospitality (Saison), has launched at the Beverly Center. There is an emphasis on fire cooking, with a wood-burning hearth as the center of the kitchen. A sibling outpost is located on the Embarcadero in San Francisco. Angler, Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048, 424-332-4082.
 
New York cocktail bar Death & Co. will open an LA location in the Arts District later this fall. Look for elegant digs as well as craft cocktails and bites. Death & Co., 810 E. Third St., Los Angeles, CA 90013, no phone.
 
Santa Monica welcomes back chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger with Socalo Santa Monica welcomes back chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger as they open a new all-day Mexican gastropub called Socalo in the Gateway Hotel. (Their Santa Monica Border Grill closed three years ago.) Look for indoor and outdoor seating, Tijuana regional inspired cuisine including breakfast burritos, ceviches, tortas and tacos, a wide tequila selection, Mexican microbrews on tap, and other Latin-themed beverages. Expect a mid-to-late summer debut. Socalo, Gateway Hotel, 1920 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404, no phone.
 
This summer, chef David Chang (Momofuku, Majordomo) will open his first West Coast location of Fuku, Momofuku’s fast casual fried chicken shop, on the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica. Look for the spicy fried chicken sandwich, a quarter or half chicken, and chicken fingers. Sides include chickpea mac, sweet and sour mustard greens, waffle fries and five-spice rice pudding. To drink find slushies, iced teas and beer. Fuku, 3rd Street Promenade, 1315 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401, no phone.
 
Executive chef Ashley Abodeely serves up luxe American fare at The Restaurant at Arts District Firehouse Hotel in DTLA. The historic 1927 firehouse has been restored to a modern boutique hotel; the restaurant is mostly a charming, long covered patio running the length of the brick-walled building, while the marble bar perches just inside. Abodeely’s wood-fired grill specialties feature lamb loin, branzino and a burger with smoked onions. The Restaurant at Arts District Firehouse Hotel, Arts District Firehouse Hotel, 710 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90021, 213-947-3010.
 
Jeremy Fox has opened an expansive new restaurant at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, Birdie G’s. A casually modern dining room is airy and light, and there’s a sprawling patio and long bar that serves stylish craft cocktails. Look for classic regional American fare crossed with Fox’s family recipes and California seasonal ingredients, including rib-eye steak, wood-grilled chicken, king salmon crudo and sweetbreads Texas toast. Birdie G's, 2421 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404, 310-310-3616.
 
Mozza alum chef Chad Colby has opened Antico Mozza alum chef Chad Colby has opened Antico restaurant, featuring handmade pastas and wood-fired Italian fare. Antico, 4653 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90004, 323-510-3093.
 
Nic Adler teamed up with restaurateur Stéphane Bombet and culinary director Steven Fretz on Nic's on Beverly. The space boasts particularly fine outdoor dining, as diners who recall previous tenants The Ponte and Terrine will appreciate. Expect a plant-based menu that pays tribute to iconic LA dishes, such as the Chinois salad inspired by Wolfgang Puck. Nic's on Beverly, 8265 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048, 323-746-5130.
 
Chef Danny Elmaleh’s popular restaurant in Sherman Oaks, Mizlala, has opened a sister spot, Mizlala West Adams. Look for an outdoor patio with olive trees (also dog friendly), a pickle bar, and dishes including hummus salad, a falafel pita sandwich, chicken shwarma, lamb and beef patties, and a tahini halvah shake. Mizlala West Adams, 5400 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016, 323-433-7137.
 
Chef Lincoln Carson's Bon Temps is a modern French brasserie with industrial flair, in keeping with its location in downtown LA's Arts District. Expect dishes like Maine scallops with morels, ramps and peas, and a Valrhona chocolate soufflé for dessert. The restaurant is starting with dinner service, but will expand with lunch and a patisserie. Bon Temps, 712 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90021, 213-784-0044.
 

NEWS BYTES

Heroic Wine Bar in downtown Santa Monica will host the next event in the GAYOT Dinner Series GAYOT Dinner Series at Heroic Wine Bar on July 31
Heroic Wine Bar in downtown Santa Monica will host the next event in the GAYOT Dinner Series on July 31, 2019. For details, click here. Heroic Wine Bar, 514 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401, 310-490-0202.
 
Chef Brandon Kida presents the uni baguette at Hinoki & the Bird What to Order at Hinoki & the Bird
Chef Brandon Kida continues to put his stamp on the globe-trotting fare at Hinoki & the Bird in Century City. His uni baguette with house-made ricotta and local honey is a must-order from the nama (raw bar) section of the menu. Hinoki & the Bird, The Century, 10 W. Century Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90067, 310-552-1200.
 

CHEF SHUFFLE


Chef Gilles Epié & Ludovic Lefebvre, aka Ludo, are teaming up again for a special project. Read more on GAYOT's full article.
 
In Venice, Makani has landed chef Miles Thompson, who was cooking most recently at Michael’s. Look for four “micro-seasonal” tasting menus at dinner (omnivore, pescatarian, vegetarian, vegan) and Thompson will create a nose-to-tail meat program with in-house butchering as well. The restaurant will offer à la carte lunch and à la carte bar-only menus featuring an amalgam of ingredients derived from the dinner menus. Makani, 512 Rose Ave., Venice, CA 90291, 424-645-5410.
 

CLOSINGS

On Sunset at Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard has been replaced by Sirocco, a Mediterranean restaurant overseen by French chef Olivier Rousselle. On Sunset, Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard, 11461 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049, no phone.
 

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