WEST HOLLYWOOD— Prova Pizzeria is opening on January 12 on Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood from a Michael's Pizzeria (Long Beach) alum. Vito Iacopelli serves Neopolitan-style pies in a neighborhood that's mainly had slice places recently.
HOLLYWOOD— Mercado launches brunch this Sunday in Hollywood from 11 to 3 p.m., with rompope French toast as a key dish.
MARINA DEL REY— The Ritz-Carlton has a new pastry chef named Vanessa Johnson, who's ramping up the hotel's overall dessert program just in time for Valentine's Day.
GLENDALE— Rosso Wine Shop is hosting a Parmigiano crack with Milkfarm on January 25, with sparkling Emilia-Romagna wines and Lambrusco. The event lasts from 6 to 8 p.m.