In the Mixt
A long-forgotten former auto body shop in Silver Lake has been transformed into Mixt, the fast casual salad chain with locations across the country. Mixt opens this week at the airy address at 3100 Sunset, which was for years slated to be a Smitten Ice Cream before things fell through. Now it’s all about DIY or premade salad and grain bowls. Mixt Silver Lake keeps daily hours from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and is in good restaurant company on that stretch of Sunset thanks to the upcoming All Day Baby and Goldburger’s successful new pop-up run in the former Hache space.
By the slice
The Rose is starting to do daily daytime slices at the market counter. Each slice runs $5 (including the Killer Bee with pepperoni and chili honey, and margherita) and is available 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Good looking out
Tesse has a new patio situation to know about. The French spot on the Sunset Strip is tucked away between two buildings, offering a respite from the street and views above West Hollywood.
Bichi in the building
Raw Wine is coming to Los Angeles, and to add to the celebration the folks at Night + Market Song are hosting a series of wine events at the restaurant. The first is Monday, October 28, with a spotlight on Bichi, the Baja, Mexico winemakers, who will be pouring stuff by the glass that’s usually reserved for bottle sale only.
Good news for them
Brera Ristorante has landed on an acclaimed list of international Italian restaurants. The 50 Top Italy list is only for those restaurants not in Italy proper, and Brera comes in as the only Los Angeles on the list at number 43.
Sweet tooth alert
Compartes has opened its new flagship location at 516 N. La Brea Avenue. The chocolatier’s sprawling 6,000 square foot space is a luxurious chocolate-lover’s dream, says LA Times, complete with a $100,000 Italian refrigerator.
Looking to the classics
Here’s a fun video and article from the LA Times, showing off the many knockoffs of the original Tommy’s chain in Southern California. As previously discussed on Eater, these restaurants proliferate across neighborhoods with unique-sounding names like Tomy’s or Thomas’, but many actually vary in style, substance, and breadth of menu. So which one comes closest to the original?