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This Week's Restaurant and Food News in LA

By Lesley Balla
May 16, 2014

The Great Kate: One of Beverly Hills' stalwarts is moving on next month. Kate Mantilini, open since 1987, will close its doors on June 3. he Woodland Hills locat

Sweet, Sweet Beer: Tender Greens' chef Eric Hulme has partnered with Cismonte Brewing to unleash Apple Pie Dubbel to the world. Taste it at all California Tender Greens locations and at the Cismonte tasting room while supplies last. [Daily Dish]

Chef Shuffles: Kris Morningstar, who opened the Patina Group's Ray's & Stark Bar at LACMA three-and-a-half years ago - one of our favorite spots to sip wine and cocktails on the patio, whether we went to see art or not - has left the restaurant. About what's next for him: "Several great opportunities were presented to me recently, and I am weighing the varying positives of each opportunity and will come to a decision soon," he tells us. Chef de cuisine Viet Pham will take over at the restaurant.

In Vegas With Giada: Giada De Laurentiis, The Food Network personality, chef and cookbook author heads to the Las Vegas strip to open her first-ever restaurant, Giada. Here are 10 things you need to know about the opening in June (two words: dessert carts). 

A Burrito Bowl and Some Prose, Please: Chipotle now has cups and bags covered in original short pieces from several writers and comedians, including Foer, Malcolm Gladwell, Toni Morrison and Sarah Silverman. At least you won't get salsa on your iPhone anymore. [Squid Ink]

Places Mentioned

Kate Mantilini Restaurants

American • Beverly Hills

Food20 Decor19 Service20 Cost$36
 
 
 
Ray's & Stark Bar

Mediterranean • Mid-Wilshire

Food23 Decor22 Service20 Cost$49
 
 
 
Malibu Pier Restaurant & Bar

New American • Malibu

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