Japanese in Beverly Hills
There’s a familiar new face cooking up some quality Japanese fare in Beverly Hills these days. Ryu Isobe, who previously founded Tatsu Ramen on Melrose, is now off doing his own thing at newcomer Kazan in Beverly Hills, right on La Cienega in the historic Restaurant Row. The focus there is on handmade soba noodles and other snacky stuff in a glowing golden room, complete with bar seating that looks right in on the action. Expect lunch and dinner hours daily at 111 N. La Cienega.
A new ruling
A new California ruling could change the way that restaurants are forced to deal with service charges. The appellate court decision says that the food and beverage charges may indeed qualify as gratuities, which would greatly change the way they can be overseen by operators and staff alike.
Not so secret
Secret Deli is popping up at Melody wine bar on Virgil this coming Monday, working a menu of loaded latkes, Ugly Drum pastrami, and more. The full menu for the evening event is below.
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Secret Deli Hanukkah Party @ Melody Wine Bar - Monday 12/23 6pm-close. Featuring natural wines from @melodywinebar and @criticalmassselections , latkes, Grandpa’s Gribenes Matzo Ball, @uglydrum pastrami, sufganiyot, and other Hanukkah favorites! HAPPY HOUR ALL NIGHT! Gonna be !
Turn on the party
Culver City’s Margot is turning one, and to celebrate the rooftop restaurant is throwing a big party that includes an all-vinyl DJ set from none other than Mayer Hawthorne.
Best and new, indeed
LA Magazine is out with its best new restaurants of 2019 list, including nods for Angler, Bar Restaurant, Birdie G’s, Yours Truly, and more.
Another one for Tim
Timothy Hollingsworth is opening a San Francisco restaurant in Union Square next year, to be called All These Years, per the SF Chronicle.
Just in time for the holidays
Hippo in Highland Park is once again hosting a cheap drink-a-thon, with a whole menu of new cocktails from Clare Ward hovering at $13 or below nightly.