T. Nicolas Peter, the chef who spent 25 years at the helm of The Little Door and the shuttered Little Next Door, has a new home at West Hollywood’s Harlowe. Harlowe reopens this Friday with a revamped outdoor dining space. The menu seems an ideal fit for Peter’s French-Mediterranean menu with familiar classics with flatbreads, octopus salads, and almond-crusted whitefish.
On the chef shuffle, Harlowe co-owner Dimitri Komarov says, “We have been eager to reinvent the food program at Harlowe, and as we’ve been planning for reopening, we loved the idea of an approachable French menu that would really feel at home in the design. We have been huge fans of The Little Door and Nicolas’s food since the beginning and truly can’t think of a better chef who has that je ne said quoi we’ve been envisioning for Harlowe’s return as a serious player in West Hollywood’s dining scene.”
In other news:
—First debuted during the early days of the pandemic back, the album-themed Hits Kitchen puts together a meal served right in your home. They provide everything: tablecloths, candles, packages of food that require a quick reheating, along with cocktails, wine, and a Spotify playlist. Past “hits” include collaborations with chef Joe Sasto, Cassell’s, and Slab’s Barbecue. It runs until the end of August.
—Los Angeleno wrote a tribute to The Satellite, formerly Spaceland. Last week, the 53-year-old Silver Lake’s venue announced it would shift gears from an entertainment venue into a bar and restaurant space.
—Torrance-based Kansha Creamery is more than an ice cream shop, it’s also a charity that raised $300,000 for charity over the past five years, according to Thrillist.
—Ever wonder what Los Angeles residents are ordering during the COVID-19 pandemic? Los Angeles Magazine has an idea.
—Now that the Christopher Street West organization is moving LA Pride to a new location next year (or whenever the next Pride celebration will be), the City of West Hollywood officials want its residents to provide input for the next one, according to WEHOville.
—L.A. Taco headed over to Central Avenue and Vernon for tacos from Perro 110, giving LA-residents more El Yaqui-inspired options with homemade tortillas and marinated ranchera beef over mesquite.
—Refinery 29 jumped into the jam jar, with a profile on Sqirl, Jessica Koslow, and the role of food writers in playing “king- or queen-maker with people who, at the end of the day, are just bosses.”