Chicago’s Etta opens in Culver Town with dwell-fire cooking


Etta, which has a aim on fireside cooking and two places in Chicago, will open at the Shay hotel on Sept. 2. Chef-husband or wife Danny Grant and executive chef Brad Ray (formerly of Antico) will oversee the Culver City menu of pizzas, refreshing pastas, farmers-market veggies and significant-structure entrées these types of as complete Jidori rooster and a bone-in heritage pork chop with smoked plums. An open kitchen area will showcase the dwell-hearth cooking, and seating incorporates a wraparound patio, a eating place, a 60-foot bar and a non-public eating space. Etta will be open each day from 5 to 10 p.m.

8801 Washington Blvd., Culver Metropolis, (424) 570-4444,

Thompson Hollywood hotel's new rooftop lounge features bites from chef Lincoln Carson, plus live entertainment.

Thompson Hollywood hotel’s new rooftop lounge features bites from chef Lincoln Carson, plus are living amusement.

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Bar Lis
A new rooftop bar has opened at the Thompson Hollywood resort. The French Riviera-encouraged lounge features cocktails, wine, nightly enjoyment — these types of as are living jazz and DJ sets — and small plates and desserts from chef Lincoln Carson (previously of Bon Temps, at this time of Solvang’s Coast Variety). Some of those people dishes contain oysters with rosé mignonette ham-and-leek croquettes with sauce gribiche and a bananas foster coupe glacée. Open up Tuesday to Sunday from 5:30 p.m. right up until midnight.

1541 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 410-6210,


Restaurateur Rob White has closed his Hen Bodega in Long Seashore (the Whittier site stays open) and transformed it into Liv’s, a seafood restaurant that will open Sept. 3 and will use California oyster farms and regional fishermen — these as San Pedro’s prolific Blue Boat Fish Firm — for dishes like cioppino with clean rock crab and a Thai-impressed tom kha soup spin on poke. Liv’s is open up Tuesday to Sunday from midday to 9 p.m., presenting indoor and outdoor seating furthermore takeout.

5327 E. 2nd St., Very long Seashore, (562) 343-2285,

Wise Sons

Jewish deli Smart Sons is open in Culver City, marking the Bay Location chain’s initial spot in Southern California. Clean, toasted bagels smoked fish latkes household-baked rugelach all-working day challah French toast and pastrami and corned beef smoked for practically seven several hours are all on provide, and so is one particular product one of a kind to the Los Angeles outpost: a tuna soften that’s griddled with Swiss cheese and horseradish aioli.

A kimchi reuben sandwich from Wise Sons

A kimchi reuben at Wise Sons. The Jewish-deli chain just opened its first location in Southern California, bringing clean bagels, reubens, pastrami breakfast burritos and latkes to Culver City.

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The Wise Sons’ No. 19 is, of system, a nod to Langer’s, but there’s also a kimchi reuben, a mushroom reuben, a pastrami burger and extra. Open every day for breakfast and lunch (afterwards hours to observe), with indoor and outside dining, plus takeout and shipping and delivery and nationwide shipping for pastrami.

9552 Washington Blvd., Culver City, (424) 298-8205,

Burger She Wrote

Professional skater Don Nguyen has teamed up with restaurateur Steven Arroyo (Escuela Taqueria) to open Burger She Wrote, serving smashburgers made with 100% American Wagyu on King’s Hawaiian buns cooked by chef Jules Crespy (previously of L&E Oyster Bar). They also give grilled cheese sandwiches, 2 times-cooked fries, a wide range of home-designed aguas frescas and, in a nod to Nguyen’s household condition, an Oklahoma burger — which features a tangle of grilled onions. Open up everyday for dine-in and takeout from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

7454 1/2 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles,

A cheeseburger and French fries

The relaxed new burger counter gives smash burgers created with American wagyu beef.

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Dear Bella Creamery

Cocobella, the plant-primarily based ice-product outfit serving typical and Taiwanese-inspired flavors, has rebranded and is now Dear Bella Creamery. To mark the occasion, founders Alice Cherng and Belinda Wei will present $1 scoops on Sept. 5. The Hollywood ice product parlor also is providing new things, including ice cream cups for puppies and milkshakes for humans.

1253 Vine St., Unit 12, Los Angeles, (323) 848-4672,

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