The Fox is here
Beverly Boulevard’s newest dining option is The Rye Fox. The mellow evening restaurant takes over where BLD left off following a strong ten year run. Whereas the previous tenant was a sunny brunch favorite with a big name chef in Neal Fraser, Rye Fox is mostly focused on rotisserie chicken and whiskey under dim dinner lighting. As for a chef, Jimmy Martinez of Por Vida Latin Flavor was supposed to be running the place to start, but he departed before opening, leaving owner Sean Krajewski (a longtime Mendocino Farms partner) to seek other options. The Rye Fox officially opened over the weekend, and has plans to add a standalone New York-style slice parlor to a space next door, where ICDC used to sit. 7450 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.
No more ice cream
Sweet Rose Creamery has closed in Studio City. The Valley expansion of the Santa Monica original was for a time a favorite stop for the young family-focused area, but the company ultimately felt it was too far removed from its other ventures.
The NY Times has an interview with chef April Bloomfield, who discusses her involvement over the years with accused sexual harasser Ken Friedman, and her plans moving forward across her new restaurant group, which includes LA’s Hearth & Hound and Tosca Cafe in San Francisco.
Everson Royce Bar in the Arts District is turning three years young tonight, and to celebrate they’re planning a blow-out party complete with $5 burgers, drinks, and free cake.
Down at Duello
With Simone in full swing down in the Arts District, more and more folks are stopping in for a drink at the up-front bar, Duello, before dinner. That’s given LA Magazine time to sit, sip, and ponder the nuances of the place, as well as the history of the neighborhood overall.
There’s a cool talk happening at Now Serving in Chinatown on Saturday, and it’s all about the art of persuasion when it comes to restaurant menus. The series tackles author Alison Pearlman’s new book May We Suggest, and the event is free but does require an RSVP.
The expansion project
Mister O’s is already expanding its repertoire, adding lunch and brunch service as of this week. The below lunch menu runs from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays, with brunch running 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.