Los Angeles

Who Wants to Take Over Rick Bayless's Red O Lease on Melrose for $3 Million?

City Guide Los Angeles September 8, 2016 0 Comments

Some new lease shenanigans bring up questions about the restaurant’s future Interested in being a part of the Melrose restaurant community? You could certainly do worse than the 6,000 square foot, 220-seat space that currently houses Red O. According to Loopnet, the property itself is up for a leasehold interest sale. That means while the current actual owner of the building…

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Quirky French-Japanese Fine Dining Spot Maru Shutters Less Than One Year In

City Guide Los Angeles September 7, 2016 0 Comments

The West LA option leaves behind a formidably large space Looks like a sudden shutter for Maru in West LA, the French-Japanese hybrid concept brought to life by Jason Park. It seems Park’s concept had some trouble finding its footing with the local crowd, though the busy stretch out front along Wilshire Boulevard couldn’t have helped things much. The restaurant…

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LA Weekly Calls West LA's Kato the Spirit Airlines of Fine Dining

City Guide Los Angeles September 6, 2016 0 Comments

Is this the future of independent restaurants? This week, Garrett Snyder of LA Weekly peeks inside Kato, a tiny restaurant tucked away in a mini mall in West LA. The tasting menu-only restaurant is the work of chef-owner Jonathan Yao, who “exhibits an almost preternatural knack for weaving together subtle Taiwanese and Japanese flavors in ways that are at once…

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New Descanso Gardens Restaurant Might Become LA's Most Beautiful Brunch Spot

City Guide Los Angeles September 6, 2016 0 Comments

Patina Group angles for a new weekend-only spot at La Canada’s gorgeous garden Looks like another opening for Patina Group, which backs some of the strongest restaurants in the country already. The Los Angeles newcomer, called Maple, is going to be a bit different though. First, it’s not exactly in the center of it all. Instead Patina will open up alongside…

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