It's a new year, so you know what that means: The city is flush with new restaurants. We'll try to keep up with everything as it happens, so check back for more Dish every week. Of course, we never turn down a goodtip, so drop in anytime.
(1) Caffe Primo: After three bigguns closed down (Rika, Central, and Norman's), a new round of restaurants are moving into WeHo's Sunset Millennium complex. First up: Caffe Primo, which opened its doors a few weeks ago. Once a small gelato shop towards the back, Caffe Primo got a prime spot up front (under Ketchup) when the new landlords took over. 8590 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.289.8895. [EaterWire]
(2) Lasher's Burbank: This outpost of Long Beach's popular Lasher's Steakhouse had a soft opening in December, but the media campaign begins now, typos and all: "Ray and Lynn opened Lasher's an American Restaurant in Long Beach 10 years ago. It has since become an institution in the Long Beach dining seen; receiving praise from local press and patrons alike." Early reports are somewhat promising. 250 E. Olive Ave., Burbank, 818-843-8800 [EaterWire; Chowhound; Gayot]
(3) Hampton's: Way, way, way out there, the Four Seasons Westlake opened it's doors in December. The upscale dining room Hampton's has been attracting Ventura County and North SF Valley denizens with its "healthy haute cuisine" prepared by chef Sandro Gamba. The hotel is connected to the California WellBeing Institute, owned by Dole (yes, the pineapple people), so there you go. [EaterWire]