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Downtown L.A. Getting Four New Hot Spots, Including Ebanos Crossing

Looking ahead at Orsa & Winston, Sushi Zo, and a new spot from the guys behind The Churchill.

Last Thursday evening, Ebanos Crossing, an exciting new bar and restaurant from Phil Ward (formerly of New York's Death & Co.) and partner Justin Shapiro (Mayahuel) softly opened its doors to the public. Located on the corner of Hill and 2nd, the lounge-like bar looks like the inside of a black box theatre, except with a few vibrant flourishes. Ebanos' long cocktail list seems like it might fit in with those at L.A.'s most notorious craft cocktail institutions. Stay tuned for a closer look, coming soon from Caroline on Crack.

While downtown's Grand Central Market continues its renaissance, several other significant dining additions are expected downtown this year. Here's a look ahead.

http://www.lamag.com/Pics/arrow.png Orsa & Winston: From chef Josef Centeno (Bäco Mercat, Bar Amá) comes this, a new Italian spot. Centeno has been characteristically quiet about the details, but we hear that his newest place could be open this Fall. » 122 W. 4th Street.

http://www.lamag.com/Pics/arrow.png Sushi Zo: The original Palms location of this sushi emporium does quite well, and even made it onto our list of L.A.'s top 15 sushi restaurants. It's now set to expand in a big way into a new development on Main near Third in downtown's Old Bank District. An opening date is about a month away. » 334 S. Main Street.

http://www.lamag.com/Pics/arrow.png fifty seven: Over in the Arts District, where Bestia is still drawing crowds, comes a new concept from Cardiff Giant group (the guys behind The Hudson and The Churchill). This is the new project involving David Nayfeld. Each season, a new chef will take over the kitchen, bar, and overall vibe.