No word yet on the whereabouts of Joshua Smith.
The fresh fare is playful, with cheddar-dusted "Cheetoh" chicharonnes and an intermarriage of a Cuban and Croque Madame.
The restaurant will probably open by the end of next week.
Chef Joshua Smith will be in the kitchen, while Jason Travi will consult at this experimental sandwich shop.
The chef, who recently left Church & State, will cook at Estiatorio Milos, in the new Cosmopolitan Hotel.
Seeking the astute touch with French cuisine that Manzke had, the Downtown restaurant hires Jeremy Berlin, a veteran of Le Bernadin and Payard Patisserie.
Four days of chef sightings, cooking demos, and wine and cuisine appreciation left a nice taste in the mouths of 90210 residents and guests.
Chruch & State's new chef is worth visiting, and Mr. Gold shows his true feelings for chain restaurants.
Yassmin Sarmadi's restaurant adds freshly grown produce to its industrial stretch of Downtown.
Downtown's hottest bistro will keep the same menu as their chef looks for his own space.
Photos of Anisette's Basque additions to their Santa Monica brasserie.