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Venice's New Rotisserie Option, The Den on Sunset's Beautiful Reset, and More

Plus one Malibu restaurant keeps charging people for beach access, and now they're in trouble

The redone Den on Sunset
The redone Den on Sunset
The Den on Sunset
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Paradise Cove restaurant keeps scamming people, says Coastal Commission

Looks like more trouble for beachgoers in Malibu, as Paradise Cove restaurant has been charging $20 a pop "beach access fees" during the high summer season. They've gotten in trouble for it before, as LAist notes, with the Coastal Commission threatening fines of up to $11,000 a day for repeated offenses. For now, at least, they've stopped allegedly ripping people off.

What to eat at Kato

Westside surprise Kato is already winning over fans, particularly the hounds over at Food Talk Central. One took the time to photograph every dish they tried at the beautiful omakase option, and it seems they come away rather impressed with the place.

Erewhon Venice now roasting and juicing to your heart’s content

If you haven’t been following along closely to the healthy grocery store market, you may have missed that Erewhon recently opened in Venice, right on Venice Boulevard. The 10,000+ square foot store is taking a cue from some other prominent grocers around town by adding room for a tonic bar, full-on cafe space, and a first-for-the-company rotisserie. Daily hours for your rotisserie, coffee, and tonic needs are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Secret Chinese Delivery rides in Downtown

Silver Lake’s Secret Chinese Delivery has re-emerged in a new Downtown lair, just around the corner from the Ace Hotel. The South Park spot on Olympic has been doing weekday lunch and daily dinner for a little while now, with 16 seats inside and delivery throughout Downtown (and, yes, Silver Lake still). The previous iteration closed back in April, next to modern Vietnamese spot Gingergrass on Glendale Boulevard.

Hitting The Briks

Downtown’s The Briks gets a cool new look from a fashion perspective, as LA Fashion Magazine dives into chef Mario Christerna’s background, bold flavors, and the future of his French/African/Mexican fusion restaurant.

Ammo makes the Palisadian Post

Ammo at the Hammer Museum catches the eye of the Palisadian Postwho find themselves endeared with the "bountiful" falafel plate and abundance of worthwhile drinks.

The Den on Sunset reveals sleek new look

Longtime drink spot The Den on Sunset has reemerged from a recent revamp with an all new set of menus and a brand new look inside. Craft cocktails now rule the day, along with new brunch selections and expanded overall menu, plus the redone space.

The Den on Sunset.