Welcome back to The Dish, our weekly look at all the newest openings in town. See something debut or about to? Our tip jar awaits.
1) Venice: A call to the restaurant confirms: Conny Andersson's new AK Restaurant + Bar finally officially softly opens tonight (earlier tracking here). The space is very indoor-outdoor, with most of the tables on the patio, hardwood and cement floors inside, a fireplace, wrap-around bar, balcony. The menu will change seasonally and daily, "depending on what is just caught, newly harvested and freshly available from AK’s suppliers of small farms, fisheries and meat purveyors." [1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd, 310.392.6644; website]
2) Venice: Nearby, The Wood opened over the weekend. A partnership between Demetrios Mavromichalis (Venice Grind) and Laurent Triqueneaux (Cafe Laurent), expect fresh baked croissants and bread (said to be hot, fresh every hour), French toast, salads, sandwiches, fair-traid coffee and the like. [12000 W. Washington Blvd, 310.915.9663 ;website]
3) Downtown: Along the SausageWire, Angelenic has news that Wurstkuche finally debuts in the Arts District tomorrow (Nov. 18). Specializing in "exotic gourmet sausages" like seafood, seitan, alligator & apricot, rattlesnake, and pheasant and cranberry, with 24 German and Belgian beers on tap to wash it down. The space is in phase I of its build-out; phase II (larger bar, more seating) should be ready later this year, early next. [800 E 3rd St; 213.687.4444; website]
4) Koreatown: For all you Bourdain and/or Zimmern fans, the specialty at the new Byul Gobchang is offal---tripe, toungue, beef intestines---cooked on the hwaro, a charcoal grill. [3819 W. Sixth St., 213.739.0321]
5) Bev Hills: As we mentioned last week, the restaurants (and the hotel itself) at the new Montage Beverly Hills open today---Parq, the every-day, three-squared restaurant; Muse, the higher-end, tasting-menu dining room; and the Conservatory Grill, the rooftop cafe. All food and bev is overseen by John Cuevas, who comes from the Montage in Laguna Beach. More details about the menus here. [190 N Canon Dr, 310.860.7800; website]
6) Beverly Hills: And last but certainly not least, The Bazaar by Jose Andres officially debuts tonight. The tapas and jamon bar from Rojo y Blanca, the martinis and brine "air" at Bar Centro, the pastries and sweets in the Patisserie are all available. Check out some of the menu here; look for our opening night report tomorrow. [465 S. La Cienega Blvd, 310.247.0400; website]