Get Ready For Downtown’s Aburiya Toranoko; Church & State Owner Taking Over Royal Clayton’s Address


Downtown: Lazy Ox owner Michael Cardenas will debut his next project, Aburiya Toranoko, next Wednesday, an izakaya with Japanese beers and inspired cocktails next door to “The Ox.” Expect a massive menu of meticulous bar eats priced under ten dollars. This place already looks completely off-the-chain. [Eater]
Yassmin Sarmadi is taking over The Royal Clayton’s space. She might keep the pub vibe, but will change the name and change the way it operates, bringing in Church & State’s wine expert and chef to consult on the offerings. [L.A. Weekly]
Mid-City: 320, a new enomatic wine bar from Edgar Poureshagh, with help from consulting chef Michelle Sallah, is planned on LaBrea. [Eater]

Newport: It’s restaurant week in Newport as well, with 25 restaurants offering fifteen dollar meal specials. [O.C> Register]
Normandie: Papa Cristo’s is plans an renovation to its exterior and interior, with possible plans to open a pizza restaurant next door. [Eater]
Pomona: Luna, which we adored most at East L.A. Meets Napa, has opened the nightclub/lounge, restaurant, capable of fitting 750 people. Hopefully, they eschew using a moon logo with a stiffy. [Feast]
Silver Lake: El Unico Cilantro, a new taco shop with outdoor seating, has come to the corner of Virgil and Santa Monica. [Feast]