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The Must, El Nosh Truck, Food Haus Cafe, and More New Eateries
These are the new and notable restaurant openings of the week
West Hollywood: In the space that used to be Libertine, right beneath Charlie Chaplin’s old pad on Sunset, is the new Australian/American restaurant and bar Vaucluse. Recline on any of the lobby’s plush white couches while snacking on a menu of seasonal, fusion-y small bites and entrees. Vaucluse is open ’til midnight Sunday through Thursday and ’til 1:00 a.m. Friday through Saturday. » 8210 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood.
Downtown: Four years after shuttering in 2010, neighborhood wine bar The Must has officially returned to Downtown. Longtime fans will find old menu favorites like the Fluffernutter, a grilled brioche sandwich topped with almond butter, marshmallow, and chocolate dipping sauce, as well as new eats by chef Drew Coleman including a carnitas shepherd’s pie and hush puppies. Going with a group? Grab one of the board games out by the entrance for a completely pain-free wait. » 117 Winston St, Downtown.
On wheels: The El Nosh Latin Delicatessen is a new Latin-Jewish food truck by Eric Greenspan of The Foundry and Puerto Rican restaurateur Robert Trevino. Previously a series of pop-ups, the El Nosh menu features some wild sounding mash-ups such as falafel tacos with guacamole tahini and guava cream cheese blintzes. But from a truck this shameless, would you really expect anything less? » elnoshtruck, Los Angeles.
Downtown: Now serving up frill-free comfort food in downtown is Food Haus Cafe, a bright, industrial spot by owners Harut Sargsyan and Ani Petrosyan. Early Yelp reviews recommend the French Onion soup, NY steak torta with truffle fries, and grilled pineapple for dessert. » 2106 S Olive St Los Angeles, 90007