As usual, if you have some news, goss, tips for the EaterWire, we're all ears.
CULVER CITY/PALMS: Westside taco lovers lament the loss of Sabor a Mexico, which recently closed and will relocate to temporary digs at 2624 W. Jefferson between 6th and 7th avenues. Related: The owner of Bergamot Café and a partner in Nook Bistro plan something in the vacated space, to open in April. [Chowhound]
WOODLAND HILLS: A tipster writes: "Gorikee in Woodland Hills, the restaurant tucked away back in the farthest reaches of the shopping center that also houses Jerry's Deli and a Von's Market at the corner of Ventura & Topanga Canyon is in escrow. Name seems to be staying the the same, yet the owners will no longer be Japanese. Hiro was formerly with Chaya Brasserie. Hope he finds a better location closer to more of the Central/South end of the Valley." [EaterWire Inbox]
WEST HOLLYWOOD: We heard from a couple people that the chef at The Hall at Palihouse is Stephanie O'Mary. From one: "I believe this is her 1st Executive Chef position. She is formerly from Dakota at the Roosevelt, not sure if she was a sous or just a cook. I think just a cook." Hey, everybody needs to climb the ladder. Update: From the inbox, a bit more: "The name Stephen O'Mary is familiar from NYC. She a Chef who worked with Todd English and at Fiamma's in Soho. A young and talented force. Welcome to L.A !!!!" [EaterWire Inbox]
Gorikee photo from Yelp