Cardenas Plans a Japanese Grill Next to Lazy Ox

Bring it, Cardenas!

We didn’t think restaurateur Michael Cardenas, who just opened the internationally-influenced Lazy Ox Canteen in Little Tokyo, could long stay content straying from the strict Japanese influence that he’s steeped in. Sure enough, finishing off an encouraging early nod, Dame Virbila reveals that Cardenas’ next project has him opening a Teppanyaki joint next door. L.A. Times]