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Rose Venice Chef Jason Neroni Plans Tokyo-Style Pizza in the Former A-Frame Space

Plus, vaccines today at Grand Central Market, and the future of bottle shops now that restaurants are wide open again

A worker turns a pizza inside of a steel oven in Tokyo.
Making pizza in Tokyo
Craig Mod

Chef Jason Neroni is gearing up to open his second Westside project in the former A-Frame space, though so far there’s no firm date for opening, The busy chef and co-owner of the Rose did tease some upcoming details about the restaurant on his Instagram, though, saying it will focus on pizza and is heavily influenced “on my travels in Tokyo and their exceptional pizzas.”

Tokyo’s unique neo-Neapolitan pizza scene is legendary, spotlighted by places like Savoy and others. Neroni also says that he’ll be pulling influence from his New York City restaurant B Side, though how it all shakes out remains to be seen. In the meantime, Neroni has added a big eye tuna pizza to the menu at the Rose, and will likely bring more of the upcoming restaurant’s R&D items there in the coming weeks and months.

In other news:

  • A new Palm Springs restaurant called Boozehounds will open soon at 2080 N. Palm Canyon Drive. As the name playfully suggests, the massive space will feature an atrium as well as a large patio suitable for furry friends, and there will even be a separate menu for dogs.
  • Breadblok, the Westside gluten-free bakery, is coming to Silver Lake soon. Expect an expanded menu of breads and composed dishes, right around the corner from the incoming Window.
  • There’s a big vaccination push happening at Grand Central Market-adjacent Million Dollar Theater today for anyone who is 18 and over, and works in restaurants, fast food, or any type of food service — including street vendors. There’s no need to sign up ahead, just go now for a shot of single-dose Johnson & Johnson.
  • Venice’s Gran Blanco is reopening on April 14, meaning the company is looking to move its rotisserie chicken concept into a ghost kitchen space on the Westside soon. Otium in Downtown LA, meanwhile, is heading for its own (still not dated) return, and is hiring staff to get ready for the revival.
  • Disneyland is reopening on April 30, finally, though it’s best to expect sold-out reservations and smaller crowds for a while. TimeOut has the details on getting in.
  • Barbrix in Silver Lake has switched up its front bar area, turning the whole thing into a walk-in wine shop. Check out the new look below. Meanwhile, LA Magazine wonders what will happen to all those popular wine bars and beer spots doing take-home sales now that restaurants are opening up wide in Southern California.

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