clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Bite Soft Opens Tonight, Jose Andres Holds Wine Dinner, Changes at Essex

New, 12 comments

Elizabeth Daniels 4/10

WEST HOLLYWOOD— File this one under The Shutter/Opening Alert. Weho mainstay Tango Grill is doneski and in its place comes Bite, a cute, simply designed casual spot on Santa Monica Blvd. New owners Moez Kaba and Bjorn Lundberg have kept about 75% of the old menu and added more pasta dishes, risottos, burgers, salads, in addition to daily specials. Also, the eatery will now offer both breakfast and weekend brunch with a build-your-own pancake option in addition to staples like breakfast burritos, eggs benedict, and healthy scrambles. Also note, many gluten-free options grace both the breakfast and dinner menu. Tonight marks a soft opening of sorts with a special Cinco de Mayo menu (fajitas, tacos, nachos, the works), though tomorrow the restaurant will soft open with its regular menu. Full grand opening happens on May 17. [EaterWire]

BEVERLY HILLS— On May 18 Jose Andres hosts a Spanish wine dinner with winemaker Alejandro Fernandez who Andres says "put tempranillo, ribera del Duero and Spain on the map." The $200 meal will be held at Saam, the chef’s tasting room in The Bazaar. [EaterWire]

HOLLYWOOD— As of yesterday Essex is again open for lunch Monday-Saturday starting at 11:30AM. The restaurant and bar has also launched a late night happy hour from 10PM-2AM. Partner Greg Link plans to add 6-8 more tap handles making room for some bigger and more complex craft beers, also look for bourbon and rye cocktails hitting the menu in the next few weeks. [EaterWire]

The Bazaar by Jose Andres

465 South La Cienega Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90048 Visit Website


8807 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA, 90069

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Eater Los Angeles newsletter

The freshest news from the local food world