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Swedish House Mafia Member Turns Up the Volume with E.P. and L.P.

That’s right, Axwell and Australian DJ Grant Smillie are bringing their musical sensibilities to a modern Asian eating house in West Hollywood.

Music and food collide in what will likely be the hottest new restaurant and lounge in town, E.P. (Extended Play) and L.P. (Long Play). Pan-Asian cuisine comes by way of Australian Chef Louis Tikaram, who will bring Thai hawker-inspired bites woven together with touches of Fijian, Korean, Indonesian, and Malaysian influences.

Restaurateurs David Combes and Grant Smillie, a prolific Australian DJ, partnered with investor Axwell of Swedish House Mafia fame to bring this sprawling, multi-concept space to life. On the ground floor is E.P., the Southeast Asian and South Pacific restaurant with an interactive open kitchen and intimate chef's bar.

The expansive 4,000 square foot rooftop lounge, L.P., will feature a luxe bar, views of the Hollywood Hills, and a late night menu served until 2 am. Finally, Frankie's, named after yet another DJ, New York's DJ Frankie Knuckles, will be a VIP room sharing a rooftop with L.P.

Sounds like this venue has everything you need to keep going all night long, from a full dinner to high-energy lounge to sultry VIP room, and ending in late night snacks. Designed by one of Australia's hottest restaurant interior designers, expect to see snazzy bars and chic musical touches, like copper-dipped turntables.

Think dishes like Bison Cracker Party with hot and sour rare grilled bison with cassava and rice crackers, and Soft Shell Crab Buns with coriander, pickled vegetables, and chili jam mayo to soak up E.P. and L.P.'s specialty cocktails.

The restaurant/lounge is due to hit WeHo in late February.

E.P., L.P.
603 N. La Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069