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  1. Empire Building
    Bar Toscana Owners Opening SY Kitchen in Wine CountryChef Luca Crestanelli will oversee the expansion of Mike Gordon’s Italian concept.
  2. L.A. Diet
    Walking Dead Producer Gale Anne Hurd Eats Truffle-Topped Sashimi,“Last year, we had dinner around the same time and no one recognized us. This time, at least five different groups walked up to say how much they loved the show.”
  3. Rumors
    Is Toscana Eyeing a Santa Monica Expansion?Italian small plates and bowl food are rumored to be the focus at an expansion for chef Hugo Vasquez.
  4. Openings
    Villetta Opens April 14th on Brentwood-SaMo BorderLe Madri vet Pippa Calland is ready to show the public her Southern Cal-talian pastas.
  5. Coming Soon
    Villetta Grand-Opening February 15th With Inspired Italian and a Vulcan PastryTaking over Chez Mimi, the Italian restaurant’s exec chef is a New York vet and the pastry chef used to be on Star Trek.
  6. Openings
    What to Eat and Drink at Bar Toscana, Open Tonight in BrentwoodStuzzichini back Toscaritas at this Brentwood space inspired by the look of modern Milan.
  7. Neighborhood Watch
    Laurent Quenioux Joins Vertical Wine Bar; Staff Shakeup at XandrosThe Bistro LQ chef does double duty while the new Greek finds itself with a revolt over payroll.
  8. Coming Soon
    Southern Italian Villetta Coming to Former Chez Mimi Space This FallChef Pippa Calland and the maitre d’ from Toscana are teaming up on a new Santa Monica restaurant.
  9. Celebrity Settings
    Britney Spears Hits McDonald’s Drive-Through for V-Day; Mayor VillaraigosaValentine’s Day is spent at The Golden Arches for one pop star.
  10. Celebrity Settings
    Halle Berry Fuels Rumor While Leaving Craft; Lindsay Lohan Sobs at Dan Tana’sHalle Berry leaves Craft and tongues wag about her belly, while Lindsay Lohan bawls over dinner with Samantha Ronson.