First Public Fruit Park Opens in South Bay; Adam Horton Joins Whist

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Avocado tree Photo: Emdot/Flickr

Brentwood: Compartes Chocolatier’s Jonathan Grahm recently opened 100 pop-ups in Japan and is expanding his local product line. [LAT]
Century City: David Myers’ new Hinoki & the Bird is a huge hit with Hollywood producers, with the creators of Mad About You and Friends already regulars. [THR]
Citywide: Ziggy Marley is considering his own Ital restaurant in L.A. Fire ‘pon Cafe Gratitude dem! [Eater]
Culver City: Eatalian Cafe’s Antonio Pellini is conceptualizing a new multi-tiered-business called Enjoeat that combines a bakery and gelato shop with a more formal Italian restaurant. [Eater]
Del Aire: A public fruit orchard is now open in the South Bay, offering citrus, avocado, apple, peach, plum, and passion-fruit trees among the many fruit-bearing trunks. [Digest]

Downtown: Chicago’s Travis Chase follows a long line of chefs to put their stamp on Lazy Ox Canteen. [SI]
–Wolfgang Puck’s WP24 is celebrating the Chinese Year of the Snake with a special menu featuring daikon cakes and Peking duck. [Digest]
Santa Monica: Former Saddle Peak Lodge and Raphael chef Adam Horton has joined Whist as the chef de cuisine, replacing Chris Crary. [Eater]
Silver Lake: Seattle’s Caffe Vita is now serving pastries and house-roasted beans on Sunset Blvd. [LAT]
Studio City: Mendocino Farms is going big with its next location, to the tune of 3,000 square-feet. [Eater]
Venice: Chaya is offering $100 Mad Men themed dinners that include three courses and two cigars from the neighboring smoke shop, launching March 5 and extending the first Tuesday of every month until the show’s new season debuts. [GS]