Already a chef change at Little Pine
Moby's vegan restaurant in Silver Lake is ready for a vegetable-laced debut tomorrow on Rowena, but already there's been a chef change. Ana Thornton was originally slated to run the kitchen but LA Mag reports that Kristyne Starling (Aventine) will take over the all-day eatery. As for flavors, they'll run the gamut of French, Italian, Spanish, and maybe even a bit of North African.
For great Indian food, there's always Artesia
Did you know that Artesia had a Little India? If you didn't, then you'll have to head over to Chennai Dosa Corner for a primer on Indian street fare. Opened for just four months, LA Times writer Linda Burum checks out the tiny 10-seat spot, which offers dosas drawing inspiration from across southern India.
Pan-Latin in Pico-Union
Sazon Latino is a new pan-Latin restaurant that takes culinary ideas from Colombia, Peru, and Mexico that's now open in little-served Pico-Union. Specialties include lomo saltado, churrasco, and salchi-criolla, which are sliced hot dogs with yellow potatoes and pink sauce.
A crazy baked Alaska on Fairfax
Tucked inside the Farmer's Daughter hotel, seasonally driven Tart has some fun new dishes to try out this winter. Think chicken and black truffle dumplings, fried squash rings, and an insane banana-peanut butter baked Alaska for dessert.
Beers and pork in Santa Monica
Craft beer aficionados can soak in The Bruery at Santa Monica's Hinterland on November 19. A special pairing menu includes octopus Greek salad, beer-braised pork shoulder, and caramelized apple bread pudding with some of OC's finest craft brews. Tickets run $75, with seatings at 6:30, 7:15, 8, and 8:15 p.m.
Downtown brunch gone wild
Osso launches brunch in Downtown this coming weekend, with service from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (since when did brunch start so late?)
A new Beverly Hills happy hour worth checking out
Beverly Hills is usually a land where everything is unreasonably expensive. Canon Club now has a $7 happy hour menu from 3 to 7 p.m. on weekdays that could come as relief. The seven dollar cocktails and bar bites include fish & chips, fish tacos, and shrimp skewers, making for some approachable fare in the heart of the Golden Triangle.
Who's ready for Otium?
Here's a sneak peek of the outdoor seating situation at Otium, opening next week in Downtown LA: