Los Angeles

Rock and Reilly's Brings Raucous Irish Pub to Downtown LA

City Guide Los Angeles August 9, 2016 0 Comments

The Sunset Strip restaurant goes into the short lived FOH location There can never be enough nightlife options Downtown, what with that concentrated office crowd in serious need of post-work libations. Longtime West Hollywood mainstay Rock and Reilly’s will bring Irish pub fare and boisterous late night debauchery to the heart of the Financial District in the former (and rather…

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Sāmbār Shutters August 27 in Downtown Culver City

City Guide Los Angeles August 8, 2016 0 Comments

Chef/owner Akasha Richmond plans to reformat the space Sad news out of Culver City today, as restaurateur Akasha Richmond publicly announced plans to imminently shutter her modern Indian concept Sāmbār. The announcement comes from Richmond herself, who notes in a social media post that “the concept was far too niche for the neighborhood.” Sāmbār opened to a fair amount of praise…

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How Uncle Darrow’s Is Fighting Back After Losing Its Neighborhood

City Guide Los Angeles August 4, 2016 0 Comments

What happens to a restaurant when it’s neighborhood suddenly disappears? The thought of disappearing overnight, and what that might mean to your business, to your community, is a mental exercise that Norwood Clark, Jr. works through often in the time it takes to wind down to his new restaurant in Carson. Sixteen years ago Clark was jumping into Marina del…

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Gwen Launches A La Carte 'Butcher Scraps' Menu for Walk-Ins

City Guide Los Angeles August 4, 2016 0 Comments

And its airy patio perfect for cocktail sipping Curtis Stone’s Gwen opened just under a month ago with its meat-centric, five-course menu. Well now, diners not looking for the $95 set menu experience (for two people minimum, so seats cost $190 a pair) can opt to sit in the restaurant’s newly opened patio. The pleasant, trellis-enclosed space is reserved for…

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