From a massive Mediterranean spot in WeHo to a take-out chicken joint in Los Feliz, here are some restaurants you have to try this month.
The massive new Mediterranean restaurant features four different eating areas and 150 seats. The menu from chef Michael Fiorelli, formerly of Manhattan Beach’s popular Italian joint Love & Salt, is equally sprawling. There’s a raw bar, charcuterie, and small plates and numerous pastas, large steaks, and lobsters for two. 9010 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood.
Popular Middle Eastern restaurant Kismet has expanded with a mostly take-out chicken joint up the block. The bird is great, but it is the veggie sides and creative spreads—like a fennel tzatziki and shredded carrots with orange and coriander—that steal the show. 4666 Hollywood Blvd., Los Feliz.
Following the closing of Fiona in late 2019 after less than a year in operation, city treasure Nicole Rucker returns. Her new pie shop in Grand Central Market features the baked goods she’s known for, like an amazing key lime pie with a salted graham cracker crust and a chocolate chess number with a cookie exterior. Grand Central Market, 317 S. Broadway, downtown.
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