This Week's Restaurant and Food News in LABy Lesley Balla
June 6, 2014
A quick look at all the news that's fit to nibble and bite in LA this week.
No Mas Rosa Mexicano WeHo: The Mexican chain restaurant, which opened in West Hollywood in 2011, called it quits on May 31. Reps have kept mum, but Tom Dillon, the company's president and CEO, told Wehoville that the one reason for the shutter is that "neighborhood is much more kind of evening entertainment-driven than culinary." That space hasn't had much luck since the opening and closing of Norman Van Aken's Norman's and the subsequent Mexican restaurant after it. The Rosa Mexicano at L.A. Live remains open. [Wehoville]
Bye, Bye Allumette: Sad news about the little Echo Park restaurant where chef Miles Thompson, a Zagat 30 Under 30 alum, created lovely bites of modernist, seasonal, often inspired cuisine, will close on June 28. Get in now while you can.
Flush, Flush: That ridiculous potty-themed restaurant, Magic Restaroom, has flushed away in the SGV. Open only for eight months, we guess no one wanted to eat sloshy curry dishes in little toilet bowls...while sitting on a toilet seat at the table. Ew all the way around. [Digest]
David Myers Moves On: David Myers, the man behind Comme Ca, Hinoki & the Bird and Pizzeria Ortica in Orange County, is separating from his namesake David Myers Group. There's no real word on why he's splitting, but he does plan to open a restaurant and bar at the Marina Bay Sands luxury hotel in Singapore next year, and continue to oversee David Myers Cafe and Sola, which he opened Tokyo in 2010. Chef Kuniko Yagi will remain at Hinoki & the Bird. [LAT]
Drink Negronis, Eat Donuts: Two of the best things in life were celebrated this week - Italian cocktails and donuts. For Negroni Week, restaurants and bars have specials through June 8, things like Negroni Jell-O shots and macaron cookies, with proceeds going to various charities. And June 6 is National Donut Day, which we celebrate "hole-y" with our favorite donut holes, zeppole and bombilini.
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