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Vespertine’s Wavy Architecture Wins Big Local LA Design Award

Plus an update on Pikunico and unlimited rose in Malibu

Vespertine exterior photo
Anne Fishbein

Vespertine dreams

The Los Angeles Business Council recently completed its 48th annual architecture awards, and the winner of the whole shebang is none other than Eric Owen Moss and Jordan Kahn’s Vespertine. The stunning and spacey Culver City restaurant is a standalone marvel, rising up in wide curves to show off an open rooftop that’s wrapped in glass. Vespertine won out against 275 other entrants, taking home the award at the Beverly Hilton in a room of over 600 architects and designers.

Best in class

Robb Report has released its annual list of the best new restaurants in America, with two local names getting some attention. The first is Rossoblu, which lands at number three on the countdown, with Rosaline not far behind.

Looking in

Pikunico is coming along at the ROW. The Kuniko Yagi sandwich project space is still just a shell, but with big smiles and a lot of hard work the place should be open before the end of the year.

Things to do

The new book 100 Things to Do in LA Before You Die is out, and it contains dozens of food-related activities for longtime Angelenos and tourists alike. To celebrate the authors are throwing a party at The Last Bookstore in Downtown on June 13, complete with a book signing, live trivia, and more.

Winsome x Impossible Foods

Winsome is partnering up with Impossible Foods for a breakfast club meeting at the ROW in Downtown on June 9. The $30 party includes a main and two sides and coffee, plus some good conversation.

Love it all

Love & Salt in Manhattan Beach is doing a one-night-only Cafe Pierre pop-up tomorrow night. The four-course affair runs $85 and includes a ton of classics from the bygone restaurant, which lasted for almost 40 years at the address that Love & Salt currently occupies.

Rose all day

A new Rose Day LA party is going down at Saddlerock Ranch on June 9. The festival ($85 general admission, $165 VIP) includes food from Dakota Weiss and Marc Forgione, plus lots of wine, DJs, food trucks, and more.

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