DOWNTOWN: One of the most anticipated new restaurants in DTLA, Towne Food & Drink, has opened--it's a 7,000 square foot New American spot from Armen Shirvanian of Mi Piace. The eatery is at the bottom of the Watermarke Tower--the restaurant was initially planned as a seafood place when the residential high-rise started construction during the boom years of the 2000s. Anyway, we hear the food is quite good, with especially yummy desserts. The interior is pretty cool too, with leather ceilings.
HERMOSA BEACH: The carnivorous craze just won't let foie gras die (despite a ban that went into effect July 1). Hermosa Beach's Hot's Kitchen is now offering the fancy liver with orders of their $13 Balsamic burger--free of charge. Apparently, offering the foie for free gets you around the ban.
WEST HOLLYWOOD: The Spanish Kitchen has shuttered. The restaurant/bar was a big deal when it opened in the early 2000s, trendy and consistently packed, though the semi-upscale Mexican food was inconsistent. No clue as to what may take over the prime real estate.
LOS ANGELES: dineLA week arrives on Monday and lasts until the twenty-seventh. Enjoy reduced priced fare at some of the city's (i.e, the country's) best restaurants, with cheap eats at places like DTLA's Mo-Chica, Culver City's Lukshon, and West LA's Picca. Eater has all the details in their dineLA guide.
· Eater LA [Official Site]