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POSTED August 28, 2014

The Nice Guy

West Hollywood's The Nice Guy packs a triple threat to L.A. nightlife with food, drink and live music. The h.wood Group's first restaurant is a play on a classic red sauce joint with upscale cocktails, a proper chef's table and an old-school menu of chopped salad ($14), chicken "parm" wings ($15) and the decadent Nice Guy Burger with maple glazed bacon and housemade American cheese ($18).

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POSTED August 21, 2014


Barmen Julian Cox and Josh Goldman are opening a flagship bar-restaurant. The indoor-outdoor space (formerly Renee's Courtyard) in Santa Monica is saloon-inspired, complete with swinging doors and a vintage piano. There will be brunch and dinner, both featuring dishes with a Peruvian slant from former Paiche chef Richie Lopez (we're talking crudo, uni and lobster rice) and a list of whiskey-centric cocktails.

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POSTED August 14, 2014

Commissary at The Line Hotel

Roy Choi adds to Pot and his lobby bar/late-night café, opening his third concept at The Line Hotel in Koreatown. Commissary is an ode to the seasons and simplicity; vegetables are the main event, but there's meat, too. On the menu, ingredients are called out with illustrations and preparations du jour: Picture corn grilled with spicy red sauce or schnitzel paired with garlic green sauce and arugula.

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POSTED August 7, 2014


Sushi Nozawa expands with a brand-new Downtown location that specializes in hand rolls. The 25-seat counter serves the famed blue crab roll, as well as salmon, scallop, yellowtail, cucumber and more. The rolls can be ordered á la carte ($4 to $7) or in three- ($10.50) to five-piece ($17.50) set menus.

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POSTED July 31, 2014

Poppy + Rose

Greasy spoon classics get an upgrade at this airy new farmhouse-inspired diner in the Flower District. Free-range chicken and waffles, Kennebec potato hash browns, and housemade biscuits and gravy fill out the breakfast and weekend brunch menu, while lunch options include a grass-fed burger, patty melt and the like.

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  • Commissary at the Line Hotel
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