A New California Law Could Even the Cannabis Consumption Playing Field in Los Angeles
Eater Los Angeles
by Mona Holmes
3d ago
Cannabis Cafe. | Wonho Frank Lee/Eater LA SoCal’s cannabis hospitality future could help LA catch up to West Hollywood if the proposed Assembly Bill 1775 becomes law On Monday, May 20, California’s assembly overwhelmingly approved a bill that has the potential to add additional spaces for cannabis enthusiasts to smoke their favorite joint and amplify business for LA’s existing dispensaries. If Assembly Bill 1775 clears its way through the state senate and is later signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, cities like Los Angeles could significantly transform cannabis culture and even mirror the success of ..read more
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A Manhattan Beach Legend Is Back From the Brink With an Acclaimed Chef at the Helm
Eater Los Angeles
by Matthew Kang
3d ago
Brewco Social in Manhattan Beach. | Patrick Record Brewco Social gets a complete menu and interior makeover with consulting chef Neal Fraser on board One of Manhattan Beach’s most popular restaurants, Brewco, which closed after a 32-year run last October, has been revived as Brewco Social with a sweet new look and refreshed menu by chef Neal Fraser. Opened on May 22, anyone sitting on the patio last night would’ve seen locals passing by, pointing inside, and audibly remarking, “Wow, it’s back.” The new design from Noelle Isbell looks on-point for a 2024 restaurant, with striking lamps, glowing ..read more
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Former ‘Jiro’ Chef Nakazawa Is Selling Delivery-Only Sushi in Los Angeles
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by Cathy Chaplin
3d ago
Daisuke Nakazawa. | Hi. Dozo Hi Dozo gives Angelenos a taste of what to expect at the highly-anticipated Sushi Nakazawa It’s been over 18 months since Eater first reported that chef Daisuke Nakazawa is opening a Los Angeles location of his namesake restaurant, Sushi Nakazawa, at 145 North Robertson Boulevard. The high-end sushi temple is still slated to open later this year, straddling the border between Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. But before then, the Jiro Dreams of Sushi protege wants to give Angelenos a taste of what’s to come with a delivery-only service called Hi Dozo (stylized as H ..read more
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Inside the Opening Day Pandemonium of LA’s New Sandwich Shop Powered by Two ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Stars
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by Rebecca Roland
4d ago
Ariana Madix and Katie Maloney on the opening day of Something About Her in West Hollywood. Long lines and tearful fans welcomed Los Angeles’s newest sandwich shop opened by two Vanderpump Rules stars On Wednesday, May 22, Vanderpump Rules stars Ariana Madix and Katie Maloney opened the doors to their long-awaited sandwich shop, Something About Her, at 649 North Robertson Boulevard in West Hollywood. The pair announced the restaurant in 2022 and encountered a series of delays, including a change in chef and permitting issues, prior to today’s opening. On the first day of business, approximatel ..read more
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Some of LA’s Best Vegan Croissants Are Headed to Victor Heights
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by Rebecca Roland
5d ago
Croissants at Bakers Bench. Jennifer Yee is opening her vegan-friendly bakery at Alpine Courtyard at the end of May Bakers Bench, the vegan viennoiserie from pastry chef Jennifer Yee, is expanding to a new storefront in Victor Heights at the Alpine Courtyard development on May 31. The bakery rose to prominence for its vegan takes on classic pastries like croissants, palmiers, and cinnamon knots, plus a rotating selection of cookies, muffins, and seasonal offerings. At the new location, the menu will remain the same as the Chinatown original, with the addition of heartier items like sandwiches ..read more
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A New Bakery Serving Fanciful Cake Slices Is Opening in Santa Monica
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by Cathy Chaplin
5d ago
The Butter End Cakery is opening in Santa Monica at the end of June. | The Butter End Cakery Plus, retro cocktails in Beverly Hills, in praise of Sinaloa-style tacos, and more Pastry whiz Kimberly Bailey is opening the Butter End Cakery at 512 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica in the former Vanilla Bake Shop space at the end of June. Bailey founded the business in 2010 and made a name for herself crafting intricately decorated, sky-high cakes for a bevy of Hollywood clients and serving as a Food Network judge (Buddy vs. Duff 2 and Wedding Cake Championship). While Bailey is best known for her ..read more
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A Celebrated Orange County Mexican Restaurant Is Coming to Mid-Wilshire Soon
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by Matthew Kang
6d ago
Rendering of the exterior of the incoming Descanso in Los Angeles. | Descanso Plus, a review of Cipriani, a report on Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade, and more Popular Orange County restaurant Descanso, a modern taquería from owner Rob Arellano, is opening inside the former Callendar’s Grill in Mid-Wilshire this summer. With over 9,000 square feet and room for up to 250 diners, the Mexican restaurant will offer a wide menu of tacos, quesadillas, and entrees for lunch, dinner, happy hour, and brunch. Expect a bustling bar area that should accommodate office workers, LACMA visitors, and lo ..read more
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A First Look Inside Two-Michelin-Starred N/Naka’s Stunning Full Makeover
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by Matthew Kang
1w ago
Newly designed interior of N/Naka in Los Angeles. | Zen Senikawa One of LA’s most celebrated fine dining restaurants gets a complete design refresh befitting its modern kaiseki approach Two-Michelin-star N/Naka reopened Friday, May 17, after a six-week temporary closure, its first major interior overhaul since opening 13 years ago. The celebrated California kaiseki restaurant from chef Niki Nakayama and her sous chef and wife Carole Iida-Nakayama now features a dramatic new interior design by Minoru Oyamatsu of Oyamatsu Design Studio and builder Beau Laughlin of Framework. A new seasonal menu ..read more
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Best Dishes Eater Editors Ate This Week: May 20
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by Eater Staff
1w ago
Potato agnolotti Bar Monette in Santa Monica. | Cathy Chaplin Follow Eater editors as they share their favorite dishes they ate in LA The editors at Eater LA dine out several times a week, if not per day, which means we’re always encountering standout dishes that deserve time in the limelight. Here’s the very best of everything the team has eaten this week. King crab ceviche at Boa Steakhouse in Manhattan Beach Matthew Kang King crab ceviche at Boa Steakhouse in Manhattan Beach. Brendan Collins could be one of LA’s most talented journeyman chefs. He was most recently at Fia and Fia Steak in Sa ..read more
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Cool Food Events and Pop-Ups to Check Out This Week in Los Angeles: May 17
Eater Los Angeles
by Rebecca Roland
1w ago
Beard Papa’s. | Beard Papa’s An AAPI market, twice-fried Korean fried chicken, and more Some of LA’s most exciting meals can be found on the back patio of a wine bar or under an EZ-up on a neighborhood corner. Pop-ups are ingrained in the dining culture of the Southland, whether they’re a preview of a more permanent space or just a one-off. This is a guide to new and ongoing pop-ups around town. Have a pop-up that should be on this list? Email us at la@eater.com. Upcoming Chef David Feau at Montage Laguna Beach Executive chef at Montage Long Beach, David Serus, is welcoming Chef David Feau of ..read more
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