Restaurant Roundup

Los Angeles-based Lemonade will continue their bid for world domination by bringing their salad bar/cafeteria/comfort food to 626 North Larchmont in Larchmont Village on Feb. 1st. This will be their 11th location.

On Thursday, February 7, CAFE del REY will welcome Heaven Hills Distilleries for “’Shine by the Sea,” a bourbon pairing dinner. Executive Chef Daniel Roberts has created a four-course menu, each of which is “accompanied by both a specialty, hand-crafted cocktail and a neat pour of each pairing.” The menu includes Day Boat Scallops and Niman Ranch Pork Cheeks (and I am a sucker for cheeks). $75 per person (excluding tax and gratuity)Reservations are required and preferred to be made by calling 310.823.6395

 The LA Times Daily Dish brings news of the opening of Fishing With Dynamite in Manhattan Beach this Spring. David LeFevre has already charmed the locals with the Manhattan Beach Post.

Amongst The Zagat Blog’s 16 Restaurants to Get Excited About is the news that  Ludovic Lefebvre, Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook will be opening an “intimate bistro” on Highland. Also, Top Chef favorite and my favorite, Kuniko Yagi will be the chef at David Myers’ upcoming Century City restaurant.

Square One Dining in Hollywood is home to This is Not a Pop-up. Starting this Thursday, chefs will rotate weekly. The premiere chef will be James Trees, formerly of the Michael Mina Group and FIG at the Fairmont Miramar, and continue with Adam Gertler, Bruce Kalman of The Churchill, Tyler Wells of Handsome Coffee, and CJ Jacobson of The Mercantile.  All dinners will consist of five courses at $50 per person for a set menu that will change weekly or daily according to market availability; a vegetarian option will also be available. Reservations are now being taken on the website and by phone at 323.451.1767.. Dinners are BYOB.

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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