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Notable 2008 Openings: July to December

Recession or no, this year the city was rife with restaurant openings from local celeb chefs (Jason Travi, Jimmy Shaw), the return of others (Michel Richard, Alain Giraud), and the carpetbaggers (Michael Mina, Jose Andres, Gordon Ramsay), with a smattering of neighborhood spots all over town. Here's a look at part one, and today we bring you the rest of the notables accompanied by some fine photos from our own Alen Lin and yours truly.

JULY
The Kress (6608 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, 323.785.5000)
Loteria Grill (6627 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, 323.465.2500)
Rush Street (9546 Washington Blvd, Culver City, 310.837.9546)
Gyenari (9540 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 310.838.3131)
Katsu Sushi (260 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, 310.858.0535)
R+D Kitchen (1323 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, 310.395.3314)
Beachcomber (23000 PCH, Malibu, 310.456.9800)

AUGUST
Gjelina (1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, 310.450.1429)
Mission Cantina (5946 W Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, 323.469.3130)
Ivan Kane's Cafe Was (1521 N. Vine St, Hollywood, 323.466.5400)
Blue Palms Brewhouse (6124 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, 323.464.2337)

SEPTEMBER
Church & State (1850 Industrial St, Downtown, 213.405.1434)
Max (revamp) (13355 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, 818.784.2915)
Local (2943 W Sunset Blvd, Silver Lake, 323.662.4740)
Michelangelo (2742 Rowena Ave, Silver Lake, 323.660.4843)

OCTOBER
Luau (369 N. Bedford Dr, Beverly Hills, 310.274.0090)
Urth Caffe (451 South Hewitt St, Downtown, 213.797.4534)
XIV (8117 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, 323.656.1414)
Laurel Tavern (11938 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, 818.506.0777)
Tamarind Avenue Deli (1471 Tamarind Ave, Hollywood, 323.960.2451)

NOVEMBER
The Bazaar by Jose Andres (465. S. La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, 310.246.5555)
Parq and Muse at Montage Hotel (190 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, 310.860.7800?)
Spitz (371 E. 2nd St, Little Tokyo, 213.613.0101)
AK Restaurant (1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, 310.392.6644)
Lil' Parlor Pizzeria (966 Mission St, South Pasadena, 626.799.0711)
Fullfilled (9045 S. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, 310.860.0776)
Stinkers (2939 W. Sunset Blvd, Silver Lake, 323.661.6007)
Riva (312 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, 310.451.7482)
Wurstkuche (800 E 3rd St, Downtown, 213.687.4444)
Nickel Diner (524 S Main St, Downtown, 213.623.8301)

DECEMBER
Casa (350 S. Grand, Downtown, 213.621.2249)
Drago Centro (525 S. Flower St., Downtown, 213.228.8998)
L.A. Live (Fleming's, Yard House, ESPN Zone, etc. Downtown)
Provecho (800 Wilshire Blvd, Downtown, 213.489.1406)
Cole's (118 E 6th St, Downtown, 213.622.4090)
Little Dom's Deli (2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Feliz, 323.661.0055)
?Spitfire Saloon (41 South De Lacey Ave, Pasadena, 626.577.4141)
Pop Champagne Bar (33 E. Union St, Pasadena, 626.795.1295)
Bar Delux (1624 Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood, 323.461.6800)

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