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Ladies Gunboat Society at Flores Menu; John-Carlos Kuramoto's Next Gig

WEST LA— Tomorrow Flores relaunches as Ladies Gunboat Society at Flores with chef Brian Dunsmoor (The Hart and the Hunter) at the helm. There's a totally new market-driven, Southern-inflected menu on offer, and early standouts are the honied chicken fried rabbit, the pea salad, and scallop crudo with favas and buttermilk. [EaterWire]

SANTA MONICA— What's next for former Michael's executive chef John-Carlos Kuramoto? When he decamps from the restaurant next week, Kuramoto plans to consult for a while and eventually serve as the executive chef at a new tba restaurant slated to debut toward the end of the summer. [EaterWire]

PLAYA DEL REY— Bobby Kronfli drops Eater a note saying that he expects to close escrow on Bistro du Soleil around May 15. Construction will commence shortly thereafter and he anticipates no longer than 45 days of work. [EaterWire]

HUNTINGTON BEACH— Those behind Australia's Hurricane's Grill chain are coming to Huntington Beach with a spinoff concept named Bondi Grill House. This very first US location is slated to open at Bella Terra in Huntington Beach on April 24, with a second, larger restaurant to follow in the fall at The Market Place in Tustin. Bondi's meat-centered fusion menu boasts influences from South Africa, Australia, and Asia. [EaterWire]


2024 Sawtelle Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025 (424) 273-6469


2024 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025