Sara Kramer, a noted chef from Brooklyn's Greenpoint that formerly helmed the kitchen at critical darling Glasserie, is planning two restaurants in Los Angeles, reports Eater NY. The Eater Chef of the Year for 2013 is partnering with sous chef/partner Sarah Hymanson to land a location somewhere around town, though a space hasn't been determined yet. Speaking from a Bon Appetit and Aesop event last night, the chef is planning a Middle Eastern falafel shop and casual "Middle Eastern-inspired restaurant based on shared plates, but certainly not purely Middle Eastern."
Interesting, since there are plenty of very good Middle Eastern restaurants around town, though not many that have received the modern chef's touch. Glasserie, Kramer's previous gig, received acclaim for its riffs on Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. Along with Ori Menashe's planned falafel shop and Middle Eastern restaurant, it'll be compelling to see where this trend goes in L.A. Already two newer spots, Taeem Grill and Dr. Sandwich have ramped up the falafel appetite of Angelenos.
· Sara Kramer to Open Two Los Angeles Restaurants [Eater NY]