From French bistros to fried-chicken joints, a look at the new restaurants chowhounds will be chattering about this autumn.
République’s Walter and Margarita Manzke expand westward with a neighborhood French restaurant sure to be both charming and delicious. 9575 W Pico Blvd., Pico-Robertson. Late summer/early fall.
A new Italian joint from Jackson Kalb, chef-owner of Jame Enoteca in the South Bay, will feature house-made pasta, negronis aplenty, and cracker-thin pizzas inspired by Rome’s Antico Forno Roscioli. 2025 Pacific Ave., Venice. Late summer.
Nightshade toque and Top Chef winner Mei Lin gets casual with a strip-mall spot devoted to fried-chicken sandwiches on milk-bread buns. 240 N. Virgil Ave., East Hollywood. Late summer.
The burgeoning Sycamore stretch of the Media District is getting a chic bistro on a lovely corner with hand-painted murals and France-meets-California fare from Matt Bollinger, former chef de cuisine at Trois Familia. 904 N. Sycamore Ave., Hollywood. Late summer.
Prince Street Pizza
Rejoice. The beloved New York pizzeria known for its square pies dotted with pepperoni cups is opening a location on the Best Coast. 9161 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. Late summer.
This new cantina in the old Sunny Spot space will feature Mexican fare with Middle Eastern influences from Yours Truly chef Vartan Abgaryan. 822 Washington Blvd., Venice. Now open.
Firestone Tire Building
At long last, the landmark building is getting its grub, with the opening of an outpost of Chicas Tacos and a beer spot called All Season Brewing. 800 S. La Brea, Mid-Wilshire. September/October.
This pizza offshoot of the popular Italian restaurant Union will feature pies made with artisanal flours and topped with market-driven ingredients, along with salads and soft serve. 33 E. Union St., Pasadena. Late summer.
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