Irv’s Burgers, Puck’s Tavern, Smashburger L.A. Live and More New Restaurants

These are the new and notable restaurant openings of the week.


West Hollywood: Less than half a mile from its original 63-year-old location is the newly reopened Irv’s Burgers, which closed last October due to increased rent and repair costs. The new spot has all the burger and fry favorites, as well as owner Sonia Hong’s lovingly customized “just for you” doodles and plenty of indoor seating (yay!). » 7998 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, 90046.

Mid-City: Today, La Brea welcomes the newest outpost of budget-omakase chain Sugarfish. The menu’s the same as always, available a la carte or prix-fixe, lunch and dinner, Monday through Sunday, first come, first serve. » 101 South La Brea Avenue, Mid-City, 90036.

Downtown: Tom Ryan’s build-your-own pizza and burger concepts, Live Basil Pizza and Smashburger, are coming to L.A. Live. In typical cooked-to-order fashion, each menu offers a small range of either pre-crafted Neapolitan pizzas or signature burgers, respectively, along with all the custom options you could need. Go ahead, get the fried egg and the guac. » 1011 S Figueroa St, Ste B101, Downtown, 90015.

Anaheim: Honda Center’s newest Wolfgang Puck-run eatery Puck’s Tavern opened doors this week. The stadium-influenced menu includes dishes like poutine (an homage to hockey and Canada), sambal ginger chicken wings, and a “Tavern Burger,” served on a brioche bun. For ticket holders only, there’s also The Window, a made-to-order pizza and draft beer stand located near section 210. » 2695 East Katella Ave., Anaheim.

Huntington Beach: From the owner’s of SOL Mexican Cocina in Newport Beach comes solita tacos & margaritas, a casual Mexican restaurant and bar at the Bella Terra shopping center in Huntington Beach. Check out the open oak-fired grill and smoker at the heart of the restaurant while enjoying a menu of grilled Mexican favorites, from skirt steak asada to wood-grilled fish. » 7631 Edinger Avenue, Suite 1508, Huntington Beach, 92647.

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