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Hooters and Knights Restaurant Coming Dtown, Point08 Changes, New Menu at Vintage Enoteca

DOWNTOWN This intro paragraph from blogdowntown sums it up quite nicely: "This summer, Downtowners will be presented with a tough choice in themed dining: hot wings served by orange hot pant-sporting waitresses, or heaping plates of meat and vegetables delivered to your table by a medieval knight." TOUGH decision. Hooters and Knights Restaurant where guests “Eat Like a King” will split the ground floor space at 1248 S. Figueroa near the Staples Center. Construction begins next month and could open by June. [blogdowntown]

PASADENA Since its initial launch mid-August, Point08 jazz lounge has rejiggered management, changed its menu, and added a slew of shmancy liquid nitrogen cocktails compliments of former Bazaar barman Tom Howard. Pop by during happy hour which runs daily until 8PM, snag two for one bevys. [EaterWire]

HOLLYWOOD Tomorrow Vintage Enoteca launches its winter menu involving "a reimagination of the panini," plus some pasta, salad, and small plate additions.

New Paninis:
Steak: caramelized onions, arugula, blue cheese, tomato confit
Cuban: black forest ham, dill pickles, comté , dijon aioli
Goat cheese: persimmon jam, mint
Bresaola: arugula, pecorino fresco, black pepper aioli , tomato confit

Menu Additions:
Assorted deviled eggs: bacon, caviar, or sun-dried tomato
Roasted cauliflower with romesco dipping sauce
Wild boar short ribs with spicy BBQ sauce
Shrimp risotto with basil purée
Mushroom fusilli with truffle oil, cheese
Sausage flatbread with caramelized onion, fontina, sage
Four cheese flatbread with grana padano, asiago, mozzarella, blue cheese

Frisée: fried egg, lardon, truffle vinaigrette
New Chopped: turkey, avocado, blue cheese, egg, tomato, blue cheese
Chicken: tomato, cucumber, olive, feta, lemon vinaigrette

New wines:
Godello: Benaza, Galicia, Spain, 2009
Vermentino di Gallura: Mancini, Sardinia, Italy, 2009
Tempranillo: Señorío de P. Peciña Joven Rioja, Rioja, Spain, 2009
Merlot/Carignan: Alain Chabanon "Petit Merle aux Alouettes," Languedoc,
France, 2007
Zinfandel: Scherrer, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, 2006
Pinot Noir: Luli, Santa Lucia Highlands, California, 2009
Barbolini Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro, NV, Emilia Romagna, Italy


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