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Crust Coming to Studio City, Pizzeria Mozza OC Could Lose License to Booze, Patina Alumni Dinner

STUDIO CITY— A reader spots a banner for Australian pizza chain Crust, popping up in a space on Ventura between Kawami and Laurel Tavern. With the new addition of Black Market, the stretch of Ventura between Carpenter and Radford appears to be the new hotness. Here's an early placeholder for Crust's US website, the first American location is expected to debut early 2012. [EaterWire]

OC— Uh-oh. That new branch of Pizzeria Mozza in Newport Beach could lost its liquor license, says the LAT. A local planning commissioner appealed the decision to grant the restaurant a liquor license for fear that a bar serving booze would result in loud customers who would "disturb residents on a bluff above the restaurant." A hearing is set for Oct 20. [LAT]

DOWNTOWN— Patina will host a seven course "Patina Alumni Celebration" dinner on November 2. Cocktail start at 6:30 and the meal costs $150 or $199 with wine pairings. An all-star cast of Joachim Splichal, Michael Otsuka Flourish, Octavio Becerra, Tony Esnault, Theo Schoenegger, David Feau, Eric Greenspan, Walter Manzke, and Sarah Koechling will each prepare a course. Click down below for the list of who will cook what.

In the Kitchen
MICHAEL OTSUKA FLOURISH Baking Company, Scarsdale, NY Porcini & Rabbit
OCTAVIO BECERRA Palate Food + Wine, Glendale, CA Fall Terrine
TONY ESNAULT, Patina Vegetable Mosaic
THEO SCHOENEGGER Sinatra at Encore, Las Vegas, NV Egg Ravioli
DAVID FÉAU The Royce, Pasadena, CA Saint Pierre
ERIC GREENSPAN The Foundry on Melrose, Los Angeles, CA Lobster
WALTER MANZKE Republique, Los Angeles, CA Duck


141 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012 213-972-3331 Visit Website

Pizzeria Mozza

800 West Coast Highway, , CA 92663 (949) 945-1126 Visit Website

Pizzeria Mozza

800 W Coast Hwy Newport Beach, CA 92663