Cassell’s Burgers Moving to Normandie Hotel; Jared Simons Leaves Lexington Social House

Simons is going back to work for Steven Arroyo at La Otra Escuela
Simons is going back to work for Steven Arroyo at La Otra Escuela Photo: Tatiana Arbogast

Beverly Hills: BierBeisl is holding a Schnapps seminar, featuring a tasting of six flavors, this Thursday night with brandy distiller Hans Reisetbauer. Tickets are $65. [BierBeisl]
Citywide: Sanrio, makers of Hello Kitty, are teaming up with Yogurtland for themed, co-branded merchandise. [LAT]
Culver City: Lyfe Kitchen, currently found in Palo Alto, will open its second location for a menu of dishes all under 600 calories from chefs Art Smith and Tal Ronnen in late 2012 or early 2013. [NRN]
Downtown: Kitchen Faire is now soft-open for U.S. classics in sandwich and soup form, and unfortunately doesn’t resemble Medieval Times in any way, despite its Anglo-Saxon spelling. [Eater]
The Grove“: This Saturday, June 23, Susan Feniger is hosting the all-day “Taste of the Grove” event featuring ta panel with Micah Wexler, Adam Horton, Giselle Wellman, and the chefs from Sotto, as well as cooking demos from Neal Fraser, Ian Gresik, and Street’s Kajsa Alger. [GS]

Hollywood: Wirtshaus is holding a German celebration this Wednesday at 5:00 P.M. until closing, with summer and sour beers on special, and live German music. [GS]
–Jared Simons is the second chef to leave Lexington Social House in just over thirteen months. The talented chef plans to steer Steven Arroyo’s La Otra Escuela. [Eater]
Koreatown: Cassell’s Hamburgers is closing in its original location to become a part of The Normandie Hotel (Cognoscenti Coffee is also popping up here tomorrow), with mods to be made to the menu, though the ground chuck and double-broiling may remain the same. [Eater]
Orange County: Beers from The Bruery have been bottled and shipped to The Netherlands, where Cali craft beer is popular. [OCW]
Santa Barbara: Joshua Lurie introduces us to Handlebar Coffee Roasters, a business that opened in fall to serve espresso made from its own roasted beans, as well as hot chocolate and chai lattes. [Food GPS]
West Hollywood: Fig & Olive has a new summer menu from Pascal Lorange, including pea and mint soup, salmon crudo, and ravioli with goat cheese and squash blossom. [GS]
Dominick’s is throwing a summer lamb roast on ts patio, featuring dishes using the chef’s spit-roasted lamb, tomorrow from 4:30 to 11:30 P.M. with house rosé to wash it down. [GS]
–Eataly is yet to confirm nor deny whether it might make an expansion to L.A., while Eater points to loose talk putting the restaurant’s ambitions at Melrose and San Vicente. [Eater]
–Celestino Drago is looking to open Osteria Drago in the former Il Sole space. [Eater]
–Don’t write off Talesai, as Kris Yenbamroong, the chef-owner of Night + Market, is cooking here. [Midtown Lunch]
–Free sausage this Sunday for the first 100 Twitter followers to show up at Currywurst. [SI]

Cassell’s Burgers Moving to Normandie Hotel; Jared Simons Leaves Lexington