Same, but different
West Hollywood restaurant La Boheme is no longer planning to become a more modern steakhouse. Instead, Tom Cardenas has decided to keep the name and instead lean further into the French perspective, offering white tablecloths and an updated (but still very classic) menu to suit the times. The restaurant’s slow transformation has taken the past several months, and now the last few touches have been completed. Expect the same dinner hours as before, along with 50%-off bottles of wine on Sunday nights and a few other special deals throughout the week.
Chef Luigi Fineo has a new gig, running the kitchen at N10 restaurant on West Third Street. The Italian hotspot owned by a former soccer player will welcome Fineo in by letting the longtime Westside talent completely overhaul the menu over the next few days. Expect the restaurant to be dark in the meantime, with a reopening on Thursday evening.
Doing it for the kids
Itinerant pizza-makers Urban Pie LA have a new temporary gig, providing real-time health data to public schools in Ventura. The ultimate goal is to create a healthier pizza that kids will want to eat, and that means fasting/restricting diets before splurging on different styles of pizza to find out how the human body reacts. Fascinating stuff.
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Next Thursday I will be implanted with a @dexcom blood monitor through a grant from @slowfoodventuracounty to be part of a study to create a healthier pizza for @manzanitaedu school in Ventura. Our first reading will be a pizza created from @jovialfoods einkorn wheat (one of the oldest untouched wheat varietals known to man which is lower on the glycemic index) at @lalovesalexs foundation on September 14th at @UCLA with my friends Chuck Barth and Hilary Barton from @liveyumyum. Follow @chefthunderlips on his journey as he will be fasting from all carbs and sugar for days at a time followed by consumption of different pizzas using local grains, different wheat varietals, pizzas from major chains as well as a hybrid crust using vegetable and nut flours. Chef Jason has managed to lose 60 pounds following a low carb lifestyle. #lalovesalexs #liveyumyum #slowfoods #sourdough #einkorn #jovialfoods #pizza #cheatday #keto #dexcom
Coming to town
Redbird is hosting a dinner with chef Travis Limoge of Oaxaca’s Pirata on Monday, September 23. The $150 evening event is done in partnership with Mezcales de Leyenda as part of a push for the cookbook Made in Mexico, and includes the full meal as well as mezcal tastings and cocktails.
Women in food and art
There’s a cool panel taking place at E.P. & L.P. tonight as part of Art Women Art Week in Los Angeles. Mei Lin, Bad Birdy of Cocktail Creative, and others will be in attendance to discuss art, the food industry, and to screen a film. Tickets can be had by contacting the restaurant directly; they run $15 a pop and include food, drinks, and the film and panel.
And more collabs
In other collaboration news, Konbi is partnering with the Gaijin Cookbook crew for a katsu sandwich pop-up and cookbook sale on September 28 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $45 and include a copy of the book.
Meanwhile, Chris Kronner is back in Los Angeles selling burgers tomorrow. He’ll be hanging out at Alcove and Big Bar in Los Feliz, flipping burgers while bar folks make cocktails with Deep Eddy Vodka.