From Korean comfort classics at Grand Central Market to a natural wine bar in WeHo, here are some new spots to check out this month.
This Grand Central Market newcomer is from the same team behind Baroo, the beloved, fermentation-focused restaurant. The menu is full of crowd-pleasing Korean comfort foods, including kalbi, fried chicken, and a rotating selection of banchan. There’s also an array of pantry items on offer, from roasted bamboo salt to perilla oil. 317 S. Broadway, downtown. shikulosangeles.com.
After a lengthy delay, this pizza spot has at last opened in the former Little Next Door space. The focus is on the Roman-style flatbreads known as pinsa. They’re made with a blend of wheat, rice, and soy flours, rendering them lighter—and, supposedly, healthier-—than other types of pizza. The restaurant will eventually offer a more extensive menu with pasta and various proteins for dine-in. 8142 W. 3rd St., Beverly Grove. ostelosangeles.com.
Rick Arline, the former wine director at the late, great Auburn, has opened his own spot that’s inspired by the lively wine bars of Paris, such as Septime and La Buvette. Grab charcuterie plates and truffled porcini dip to go or via DoorDash, and enjoy an exciting array of natural wines. Arline is also looking to bring more attention to Black winemakers with the bottles he sells. 631 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood. fellowtravelerwinebar.com.
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