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POSTED October 23, 2014


Josef Centeno takes over the kitchen for Pete's redux; the Bäco Mercat and Bar Amá chef has created an all-day menu of elevated diner classics for the restaurant. There are morning pastries such as hand pies and huckleberry-filled shortbread, and sandwiches such as fried bologna with house-made mortadella ($8) and a classic club updated with pork belly and cracklings ($14), as well as entrecôte Bordelaise (market price, $58 to $68).

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POSTED October 16, 2014

The Springs

Downtown unveils the latest in food and fitness—that is, The Springs, a restaurant slash yoga studio. The Ubuntu-esque restaurant/wine bar offers all organic, raw vegan lunch and dinner items such as a cheese plate, sushi, pho and carbonara, along with organic brews and wine. Finish with a day of wellness (i.e., yoga, sauna, reiki, acupuncture, massage).

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POSTED October 9, 2014


On the heels of Red Medicine's closure comes the opening of another taste of Southeast Asia. At Hutchinson, Noah Ellis and co. debut a menu of Indonesian plates—green curry fried chicken ($22), bami noodles ($26) and lobster tom kha ($21)—alongside wood-fire-grilled steaks. The swank East-meets-West steakhouse also offers a bar menu of small bites (hello, beef rendang), wines by the glass, local brews and cocktails. Slide into one of the deep black leather banquettes and enjoy.

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POSTED October 2, 2014

The Roost at LA Farm

It's back: The Roost at LA Farm, formerly known as Stefan's at LA Farm (infamous for its entertainment-industry power lunches in the '80s), is now open with a more seasonally minded, cheffy menu. Former Craft alums–chef John Keenan and GM Anthony Trincanello–just opened the Santa Monica spot, churning out inspired takes on comfort food. There's skate wing fish & chips ($19), linguini bolognese ($23) and whole rotisserie chicken laden with crisp potatoes and sweet corn ($40), plus an extensive wine list from Trincanello.

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POSTED September 25, 2014


Chef Vic Casanova (Gusto) refines comfort foods at his new Italian steakhouse. On the menu: handmade pastas from whole-wheat carbonara to squid-ink agnolotti, meatballs with gravy, chopped salad and, of course, meat—dry-aged steaks, Fiorentina porterhouse for two, wood oven-roasted branzino and lobster served whole. Also, look out for the upstairs patio and an affordable Italian wine list at the former AOC address.

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