WEST HOLLYWOOD— Mari Vanna, the Russian restaurant replacing Bastide on Melrose Place, is set to soft open at the end of January. [EaterWire]
SILVER LAKE— Whole Foods is not headed to Silver Lake. The previous Circuit City store on Sunset Boulevard near Fountain Avenue is becoming an office building for the Children's Hospital Los Angeles. [The Eastsider]
MID-CITY—Prior to its early January move, A.O.C. is selling some its wine cellar at a "steep" discounted price right now, dine in only. Remember, you can also preview tastes of the new menu. [Zagat]
NYC— Matt Kaner and Dustin Lancaster are looking to bring their popular Hollywood Boulevard wine bar, Covell, to "lower Manhattan." [Grub Street]
Update: Per Kaner, Covell is NOT coming to Manhattan.