WeHoish: Tomorrow Xooro's second location officially opens on Melrose. The Spanish fritter shop specializes in a glorified churro filled and/or topped with sugary confections like Nutella, dulce de leche, and lemon cream. New flavors exclusively available at the Melrose location include banananut, macadamia, and triple chocolate, and a line of savory churros drops in a few weeks. Head in tomorrow for a free churro between 5:30 and 7:30 pm. [EaterWire]
Hollywood: Within the year-old revamped Hollywood Heights Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn Hollywood-Walk of Fame) comes a new restaurant and bar concept, The Hideout. Located just about a stone's throw from the Hollywood Bowl, the restaurant will serve American comfort food inside a sleek modern environment filled with earthy green tones. Both indoor and outdoor seating will be available,
with a staggered opening of breakfast on July 3 and dinner on July 7. [EaterWire]
Update: Due to publicist confusion, The Hideout officially opens tomorrow, not in July.
WeHoish: Food GPS introduces French chef Laurent Quenioux's Bistro LQ opening up on July 10 in the old Mimosa space on Beverly. The former Bistro K owner plans to create a simple contemporary space with outdoor seating and an 8-seat chef's table in back. The menu will resemble that of Bistro K, with somewhat inventive seasonal elements and the expected game offerings. [Food GPS]
Pasadena: On the other side of town, some "exciting new developments" courtesy of Brigham Yen. Elements Kitchen will take over the former Moroccan restaurant at the Pasadena Playhouse with an estimated August debut, and Naga Naga Ramen recently posted signage. Also on the way, an American restaurant will replace Siena on Union St. Photos to boot. [PUwBY]
Wehoish: A week and a half ago the bomb dropped that Marco's was moving into a different location down the street with new chef Matthew Gladstone aboard. Thrillist recently added some additional details like 25-foot ceilings, exposed-brick walls, and an interior dining room shot. [Thrillist]