January Roundup of Restaurant Openings and Closings
New year, new juicery. Introducing more pressed juice to Los Angeles, Clover opens on La Brea with $70-a-day cleanses. If you consume as much stinky cheese, schnitzel, bacon and butter as we do, that price won't seem too bad. And, for $350 you can basically get a whole new intestinal tract system. Not feeling that adventurous? The shop also offers kombucha on tap, Stumptown coffee, salads from Flore Vegan, sandwiches from chef Bruce Kalman of The Churchill and pastries and sweets -- including vegan and gluten free, naturally. Each bottle of juice has 3 pounds of produce. So, drink up.
Photo Credit: Michael Jackson Clover opens
In more opening news, Pitfire Pizza debuts its seventh location in Manhattan Beach on Jan 30. To celebrate, Pitfire is partnering with Walk with Sally to donate 100% of the net proceeds from opening day to the cancer charity. Adding to Little Tokyo's growing list of Ramen retailers is Ikemen. You can expect plenty of katsuobushi -- umami-loaded flakes of dried bonito shaved by machine, to order.
In closing news, after weathering more storms than David Petraeus (the 2010 Haitian earthquake, his own restaurant fire), George Laguerre is closing his downtown Haitian restaurant TiGeorges' Chicken on Jan. 31. Read on for a full January list of openings and closures:
Photo Credit: Anne Fishbein R.I.P Fraiche
Aventine: 1607 N Cahuenga Blvd.,Los Angeles; (323) 466-1400.
Clover: 342 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 609-3903.
The Emerson Theatre: 7080 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles.
The Garage: 3387 Motor Ave., Los Angeles.
Guisados: 1261 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026
Hinoki and the Bird: 10 W. Century Drive Los Angeles; (310) 552-1200.
Hostaria del Piccolo: 512 Rose Ave., Venice.
Ikemen Ramen: 123 S. Onizuka St #108, Los Angeles.
Juicy Lucy: (FIGat7th) 735 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles; (213) 683-1030.
Littlefork: 1600 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles.
Monsieur Marcel: 447 N Canon Drive, Beverly Hills.
Pitfire Artisan Pizza: 401 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach; (310) 359-9555.
Mr. Chow: 3835 Cross Creek Road Malibu; (310) 456-7600.
Old San Juan: 2830 Fletcher Drive, Los Angeles; (323) 284-8323.
RivaBella: 9201 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood; (310) 278-2060.
Shoop's: 1111 N Hayworth Ave., West Hollywood.
Sirena: 8265 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles; (323) 852-7000.
Smashburger: 10704 Venice Blvd., Culver City.
Babycakes NYC: 130 E. 6th St. Los Angeles; (213) 623-5555.
Chin-Ma-Ya: 123 Astronaut Ellison S Onizuka Street, Los Angeles.
Fraiche: 312 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica; (310) 451-7482.
TiGeorge's Haitian Chicken: 309 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles.
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