The life of Capri restaurant on Abbot Kinney has puzzled many. For years it was an uncrowded Italian eatery with poor Yelp ratings, and somehow that white facade and lack of customers made the venue feel, perhaps, more like a boutique than a restuarant. Capri on Abbot Kinney? What's that? And then the Wolf in Sheep's Clothing pop-up moved in, upping Yelpage to four and a half stars with diners raving about chefs Kris Tominaga (Joe's Restaurant) and Brian Dunsmoor's (Axe) seasonal small plates.
By popular demand, the temporary dining engagement, which was slated to end its run in February, extended its residency through to the end of summer, with the hopeful ultimate goal of taking over the space indefinitely. This was, however, a supposed unlikely outcome.
But it seems the tune might be changing. Grub Street notices a new ABC license in the window which lists an address that connects back to Venice honco Dave Reiss' Sunny Spot. At this time Reiss has declined comment. But, the question still remains, would Reiss parter with the WiSC chefs or open a different concept?
·Did David Reiss Just Buy Capri? [Grub Street]
·All Wolf in Sheep's Clothing Coverage [~ELA~]
[Photo: Grub Street/Tatiana Arbogast]