Lazer Kat gone
West Hollywood’s Lazer Kat is no more. The pizza and disco spot opened back in February but has already flipped its name, menu, and exterior paint job to become The Naughty Pig instead. A call to the restaurant over the weekend confirms that the same Goat Group partners are involved, but now there’s a sports bar vibe and menu that includes burgers, hot dogs and, yes, pizza still. 8264 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood.
Greg Daniels on the move
Chef Greg Daniels (Haven Gastropub) is jumping to Orange County to open Harley in the former 370 Common space in Laguna Beach. The plan is to work a modern California menu (local produce, large-format meats, etc.) and really focus on upscale hospitality. Expect an opening next month at 370 Glenneyre Street in Laguna Beach.
The Randy moment
Randy’s Donuts is opening at El Segundo’s Apollo Landing project today, and to celebrate the longstanding Westside sweets spot is giving away free glazed doughnuts from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. They’ll also be selling doughnut breakfast sandwiches and have indoor seating for this location, which is a rarity. 2171 Rosecrans Avenue, El Segundo.
Sang Yoon does it right
Lukshon chef Sang Yoon is tinkering with the details at his popular Culver City restaurant, launching a new rotating monthly dinner series that will run for one night only each month over the next half-year or so. First up is “Northeast in the Southeast,” a six-course meal that marries the area’s two distinct cuisines with dishes like lobster roll banh mi and Thai clam chowder. Reservations for the September 27 event can be made on Tock.
Scratch Bar x Hundred Acre
Encino’s Scratch Bar is doing an insanely expensive wine dinner on Tuesday, September 25 with hard-to-get winemaker Hundred Acre. The pricey party with the St. Helena-based winery runs a cool $500 per person across six courses, but includes some of the rarest wine around. Expect lots of foie gras and truffles too.
Sunset & Dine is coming back on September 27. The Hollywood food festival features some of the area’s best bites like Banh Oui and Delicious Pizza for $40, with proceeds benefitting The Center at Blessed Sacrament homeless charity.
The Palisades moment
It’s almost time to experience the big new Palisades Village project from the Caruso team. Incoming restaurants are sprinting towards the finish line to be open in the coming weeks, including Porta Via, the Beverly Hills classic that’s expanding its footprint after nearly 25 years. Below are the new all-day menus for the upcoming restaurant in the Palisades, which should be open officially by the end of the month.