Downtown: Figat7th continues to spawn new eateries. This week, New Moon Cafe opened a new location of its casual Chinese chain inside the multi-level retail space. The menu reads like a New York Chinese restaurant: pot stickers, rangoons, Kung Pao, and Mongolian Beef aplenty. Now open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. » 102 W. 9th St., Downtown, 213-624-0186 or newmoonrestaurants.com.
Culver City: EnjoEat, from Eatalian owner Antonio Pellini, is really two concepts in one. At EnjoEat Espresso grab a quick coffee for breakfast or salad for lunch; at EnjoEat Classico you can enjoy a more formal Italian meal for lunch or dinner. EnjoEat Espresso is open daily from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. EnjoEat Classico serves from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. » 3912 Van Buren Place, Culver City.
Marina del Rey: In place of the old Shanghai Red's in Fisherman's Village comes Whiskey Red's, a new concept from new management. While the interior is mostly the same shade of drab, the patio now sports firepits (cozy!) and the menu and bar have changed. Notably, there's now a wide variety of whiskey on offer. The view of the marina is still great. » 13813 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey, 310-823-4522 or whiskeyreds.com.
City of Industry: Xu Garden has been serving since December. Per Tony Chen, it's "the only Guiyang-style Chinese restaurant in L.A." Dishes include sour fish pot, duck gizzard, and fried tofu balls. » 18508 E. Gale Ave., Ste B, City of Industry.
Burbank: Angelenos, it seems, can't get enough Texas-style barbecue. The newest 'cue on the block is The Pit in Burbank. Now serving, the menu is straighforward: saucy ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, and baked beans dominate. The Pit opens daily at 11:30 a.m. » 207 E. Alameda Ave. Burbank, 818-751-5808 or thepitbrothers.com.