BEVERLY HILLS: Adolfo Suaya and Lonnie Moore, the guys who worked with Ashton Kutcher on Dolce, are part of the team working to rework La Seine, near Wilshire. The new concept will be The Phoenix, with an emphasis on drinks and bar games, but steak frites and salads will be available for those who eat.
SOUTH PARK: Pop-up coffee shop Cafe Dulce is back open at Hope and Eleventh after obtaining a community permit. Stumptown and Verve coffee drinks and espresso are available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with weekend hours on the way.
DOWNTOWN: The city's IT restaurant of the moment is The Parish on Spring, near Ninth. From The Tasting Kitchen's Casey Lane, the restaurant is garnering good word of mouth, rather than just hip notice, according to Eater, which rounds up the reviews.
LOS ANGELES: New York's bizarre phenomenon known as The Big Gay Ice Truck is coming to LA in October. It's not clear what places the truck will be parked, but you can expect some high-quality soft-serve paired with interesting toppings like olive oil and wasabi pea dust.
· Eater LA [Official Site]