From a new A.O.C. outpost to Italian eats at O Hotel, here are some new restaurants to check out this month.
Two of the food world’s OGs, Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, are expanding with a second location of their classic West 3rd Street small-plates spot. It’s taking over the space once occupied by Tavern, which shuttered last year. The dining room has been thoroughly renovated, and there’s a new outdoor space. Hamilton Lyons, the former Tavern chef de cuisine, is in the kitchen. 11648 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood. aocwinebar.com.
This highly anticipated spinoff of the popular trattoria Union serves New York-style pies topped with Little Neck clams, vodka sauce, Ezzo pepperoni, and the like. Chef Chris Keyser has toiled hard to perfect his pizzas, but the vegetable dishes—a green goddess chopped salad, fried cauliflower with red pepper romero—are more than mere afterthoughts. 33 E. Union St., Pasadena. ustreetpizza.com.
Two chefs with impressive résumés are behind this ambitious trattoria at the O Hotel. Clay Cassis hails from Bestia and Vespertine; Joel Stovall comes from Josef Centeno’s restaurants. Together, they’re cooking intriguing riffs on Italian classics. Papaya makes an appearance in a pork pappardelle dish. 819 S. Flower St., Financial District. ilfioredtla.com.
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