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  1. Neighborhood Watch
    A New South African Restaurant Debuts Downtown; Off the Grid Heads to Daly CityAlso, The Sycamore has a new mural.
  2. Trimmings
    Check Out the New Artwork and Refreshed Interior at FrancesWe have a couple photos of the new art installation.
  3. Pizza
    Oven’s Arrival Signals Pizzeria Vetri’s Opening Is Getting CloseSurprisingly, Vetri chose an American made oven over one imported from Italy.
  4. Temporary Closings
    Longtime Late-Night Spot Globe Closed Weeknights for RemodelingIt’s been open sixteen years, and it’s getting a revamp.
  5. Trimmings
    Check Out the Cool New Lounge and Entry at MeadowoodNo more walking outside to get to the bathrooms!
  6. Temporary Closings
    Brace: Frances Closing for a One-Week RefreshThey’ll be reopening on April 9.
  7. Chef Shuffle
    Renovations and New Chef Coming to Pub & Kitchen; 10 Arts Overhauls Menu andSpring brings lots of changes to two popular Center City restaurants.
  8. Trimmings
    Ayta Grill Opens in Highland Park, Hires Bruce Lee To Hold It DownChicken Boy better watch his step!
  9. Trimmings
    Hinoki Hostesses Drop Their PantsAnd it’s somehow meant to be less distracting than the previous uniforms.
  10. Trimmings
    Pucker Up: Clark Gilbert Puts the Finishing Touches on BisouThe restaurant relaunched as French bistro Bisou, but just received its piece de resistance this week.
  11. Trimmings
    Melisse Gets The BootsA fashion writer’s footwear gets the whole restaurant randy.
  12. Menu Changes
    Meadowood Introduces Three-Course Option, New Bar MenuYou can now just have a drink and a snack for under $50.
  13. Trimmings
    Wurstkuche Venice Recovering From Car Crash; Baby Blues Refreshes ExteriorUp until today, we were never really feeling the German sense of humor.
  14. Trimmings
    Here’s a Photo of the Reclaimed-Wood Wallpaper at FableIt’s a clever faux wink wink.
  15. Trimmings
    West of Pecos Reclaims Some More WoodThey’ve just spruced up the exterior with some old barn wood from Kentucky.
  16. Trimmings
    Maverick Unveils a Swift and Quiet RemodelThey put on a fresh coat of paint, and some map wallpaper.
  17. Trimmings
    Osteria La Buca Launches Private AYCE Dinner Parties$30 per person buys your brood rights to the space, with unlimited food and wine, all night in its brand-new “Pasta Room.”
  18. Trimmings
    Santa Monica’s Babalu Washing Old Look Right Out Of Its HairOverseeing the facelift, owner Eddie Silkatis was a set-designer on Ghostbusters. ‘Nuff said!
  19. Trimmings
    Oldfield’s Adds a Mural of Its NamsakeRace-car driver Barney Oldfield now graces the building’s flank in his old Blitzen Benz.
  20. Trimmings
    Red Hill Fans Grapple With Dreaded Three-Legged ChairsThe restaurant could be a surefire solution to Olympics withdrawal.
  21. Trimmings
    Santa Monica Pier Considers Rooftop DiningThe owners of Al Mare are pushing a new proposal to combine dining and coastal views.
  22. Ch-ch-ch-changes
    Plenty Undergoes Big Changes; Begins Breakfast ServiceThe deli and prepared foods shop recently underwent changes, and more are in the works.
  23. Pre-Previews
    Hakkasan, Coming in November, Gets RenderedWe get our first glimpse of the seriously upscale Chinese place headed to downtown.
  24. Oeno-File
    And Now, Some of Napa’s More Stunning Wine CavesSome of them are damn fancy.
  25. Trimmings
    Tattooed Mom Is Putting a Bike Corral Out FrontThe bike rack will accommodate up to 10 bicycles.
  26. Trimmings
    Brite Spot Rolling Out New Menu and PatioDarby Aldaco’s new menu will roll out on July 4, with deep-fried ribs and “chicken-fried chicken.”
  27. Trimmings
    Dutch Chocolate Shop Restoring Downtown MarvelThe former soda fountain features stunning tile murals from artist Ernest Bachelder and once served as a location in a Dorothy Gish film.
  28. Trimmings
    Vermont Reinvented as Rockwell: Table & Stage, Celebrating Boogie NightsThe three-headed venue is simplifying its name, while changing its space and menus.
  29. Trimmings
    Napper Tandy Gets a Facelift
  30. Temporary Closings
    E&O Puts Off Closure Until Memorial DayThat overhaul will happen in June now.
  31. Video Feeds
    Thomas Schoos Transforming Mirabelle on Sunset, Grand-Opening Planned on May 10The restaurant will also get a new chef and menu, along with its new “Hollywood glamor” look.
  32. Temporary Closings
    Blackhawk Grille to Shutter for RemodelThey’ll reopen in June.
  33. Awards
    Twenty Five Lusk Gets Another Design HonorThe design by Cass Calder Smith is honored by ‘Architectural Digest.’
  34. Temporary Closings
    E&O Trading Company to Close in April For Major RenovationThey’ll reopen in May with a new look.
  35. Previews
    Sneak a Peek Inside Namu Gaji, Opening March 31Ms. Tablehopper scores the exclusive first look.
  36. Trimmings
    Step Inside Yigit Pura’s Nob Hill HomeHe has a lot of pastry books.
  37. Trimmings
    Señor Fish Rains on Echo Park’s QuinceañeraThe restaurant’s expansion threatens a famous fifteen-year-old mural.
  38. The Great Outdoors
    Pizzeria Delfina Wants a Parklet, TooLook for it soon!
  39. Previews
    Check Out a Rendering of the Upcoming Hi-Lo BBQIt’s going to have multiple levels, and meat by the pound.
  40. Lawsuits
    Andrew Kirschner Sued Over Tar & Roses Construction?Sarlin Builders Inc. is seeking over $120,000 in payment for agreed-upon work.
  41. Trimmings
    Brain Wash Gets an Exterior Upgrade
  42. Coming Soon
    Alla Spina: So Close, You Can Almost Smell the Mortadella Hot DogsThe chef’s tweets make this one of the worst kept secrets of recent memory.
  43. Trimmings
    Clifton’s Cafeteria Gets Its Old Face BackThe unveiling unfortunately revealed concrete blocks obscuring many of the facade’s original windows.
  44. FYI
    Click Click Snap: Square Peg Wants YouThey’re not looking for supermodel looks.
  45. Trimmings
    Clifton’s Original Facade Revealed TomorrowThe art deco decor hasn’t been glimpsed since the fifties.
  46. Video Feeds
    Cafe Stella Throws a Community Meeting and No One Shows UpThe owner currently has a rendering and video that tries to placate the angry mob.
  47. The Chain Gang
    Glendale Seeks to Shrink Signage at Fast Food RestaurantsBut it’s the little guys who stand to lose the most, of course.
  48. Reopenings
    Water Grill Unveils Refreshed Space Today, Opens Tomorrow Evening withThe addition of T.V. sets at the bar kind of makes us want to spit out our craft brew.
  49. Trimmings
    Santa Monica Arby’s Signage Coming Off to Fly to OhioYou’d think taking down a 35-foot tall cowboy hat would be easy, but you’d be very wrong.
  50. Trends
    Parallel 37 Gets National Props for Trying to Make the Ritz CoolAlso, the Four Seasons only recently started allowing staff to have tattoos.
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