Bon Appetit is going all in on America’s many red sauce Italian joints this issue, including a story about none other than LA’s own Little Dom’s in Los Feliz. The place earns high marks for being just old school enough, while still keeping its Southern California sensibility.
Two great minds
A quick-service spot called Ocho Mexican Grill is opening this summer at Fig at 7th’s Taste food hall. The company already has locations elsewhere in Downtown and the South Bay, working a menu that focuses on burritos, tacos, bowls, and the like.
LA Times is digging the square slices available at Apollonia’s on Wilshire. The longtime pizza shop has gotten rather famous in the past year for its high-sided slices that come laced with a ridiculous amount of cheese.
The deal feed
Here’s a particularly adorable deal: Now through April 20, the fine folks at Ronan on Melrose are doing 50% off all bottles of rose at the restaurant as a way to celebrate owner Caitlin Cutler’s child on the way. Congrats to the family, and to drinkers wanting to get some rose for cheap.
Sweetgreen is confirmed for the former El Pollo Loco location on Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake, per some recently-filed city paperwork. Expect a patio, lunch through dinner hours, and beer and wine.
Brothers in whiskey
Hollywood’s APL is doing a special whiskey dinner on April 23 with Garrison Brothers, the first legal bourbon producer to open outside of Kentucky. The meaty meal runs $135 all in, and will include a bunch of meats and sides, plus drinks of course.
Alimento is (finally) turning on the weekend lights for brunch service. Chef Zach Pollack’s popular five-year-old Italian restaurant in Silver Lake has been discussing the daytime option basically since its first year in business, but with its small square footage and Pollack’s other time spent at Cosa Buona, the logistics proved challenging. Now brunch has arrived, with options for everything from ricotta doughnut holes to french toast and an english muffin breakfast sandwich with a poached egg. Some of the restaurant’s signature items will also be available — think fried chicken sandwich and cracked farro salad — when brunch kicks off on May 11. Look for Saturday/Sunday hours from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with wine and beer on offer as well. The opening brunch menu is below.