With the caption "This is the location of our future project. Looking forward to bringing more delicious food to fairfax #newproject #fairfax #la," chef Vinny Dotolo reveals, via Instagram, that he and chef/partner Jon Shook are taking over Damiano Mr Pizza, just across the street from Animal on Fairfax. That was quick! This news comes only about a month after opening Trois Mec with chef and friend Ludo Lefebvre. Maybe that fried chicken concept is still on the table?
For those living under a rock, Dotolo and Shook are behind the highly acclaimed Animal and Son of a Gun restaurants, which have earned them accolades like Food & Wine Best New Chef 2009, and two James Beard Award noms. But, the best indication of their talent and success is their gradually developing group of restaurants, each of which has thus far been met with critical appeal. [EaterWire]