[Photo: 2011 People's Choice Winner, The Spare Room. Elizabeth Daniels 1/11 ] Six days remain to register an eatery or drinkery for the AIA|LA ‘s (America Institute of Architects: Los Angeles) 8th annual design awards. Nominate through April 2 , 4PM. As in years past, this competition honors excellence in restaurant , cafe/bar , and lounge/nightclub design. Restaurateurs, designers, and architects are invited to submit nominations. All establishments must be located in the US or the design firm must be US-based. As previously mentioned , this year’s judges are KCRW’s Good Food host Evan Kleiman , Rios Clementi Hale Studios principal Mark Rios , and ink.’s Michael Voltaggio . Here’s who won last year. · All AIA|LA Coverage [~ELA~] Continue reading here: Awards Season : Six Days Left for AIA/LA Design Award Nominations
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Click here to view the full photogallery. West Third Street’s almost two year old Burger Kitchen is down for the count. And nobody is surprised. Even the patron saint of restaurant renovations, Gordon Ramsay, couldn’t save Burger Kitchen, which appeared last November on TWO episodes of Kitchen Nightmares . The eatery has shuttered and construction workers are reformatting the space into a new venue supposedly called Luigi’s , opening late next week. [EaterWire] — Jamie Wetherbe See more here: The Shutter : Burger Kitchen Donzo, Luigi’s Moves in Next Week
Still looking to make a V-Day resy? According to Urbanspoon, these are the most romantic restaurants in LA: Osteria Mozza , Il Cielo , Spago , Street , Campanile , Providence , Green Street , Crustacean , Il Sole , and Gordon Ramsay at the London . [Urbanspoon] Read the rest here: Black Tuesday: Still looking to make a V-Day…
Pre-dinner service at LudoBites 8.0 in Lemon Moon, Santa Monica. [Photo: EatsMeetsWes / Eater LA Flickr Pool ] · Arby’s Is Planning a Total Relaunch: New Menu, New Logo, New Ads [BI] · The Barista’s Curse [NYT] · Indian Tribe Sues Beer Makers Over Alcohol Abuse [AP] · My 21 Favorite Los Angeles Lunches [Midtown Lunch LA] · The New Vegetable Cocktails [F&W] · Watch George Clooney Show Off His Home Bar and Kitchen [Yum Sugar] · Walter Manzke Lending a Hand to Short Cake’s Lunch Menu [GS] View original post here: Listage : Midtown Lunch’s 21 Favorite Lunches; Walter Manzke Helps Create Short Cake’s Lunch Menu
“The Fresh Kids Special” makes its TV debut on the hit show ” The Doctors ” today at 2 p.m. on CBS, channel 2 in Los Angeles. Created by the Fresh Brothers pizza chain, which has Manhattan Beach , Redondo Beach , Marina del Rey , Beverly Hills , Calabasas and Westlake Village locations, the Fresh Kids Special is a pizza sauce mixed with five fresh veggies ground up into tiny pieces, making detection of the vegetables nearly impossible, according to Adam Goldberg, Fresh Brothers founder and CEO. “The Fresh Kids Special is really tasty, and its really stealth,” said Goldberg in a press release. “It’s become a staple for moms ordering pizza from each of our stores. It’s an easy add-on, just like pepperoni.” Congress is currently engaged in a food fight about whether or not the tomato paste served on school lunch pizza can be considered a true serving of vegetables, and on Wednesday, Jan. 18th, ” The Doctors ” team of doctors debates the merits of pizza on the school lunch menu, and whether or not tomato sauce can be considered a serving of vegetables within school lunches. During the discussion, Fresh Brothers pizzas topped with the Fresh Kids Special are served to the show’s doctors and audience members. Lisa Vitale, a mother of five-year old twins and Fresh Brothers customer, said, “My kids hate vegetables. The Fresh Kids Special makes it easy for me to ensure they are getting more nutrition. They think they are just eating pizza. And it shall remain that way!” RedTricycle’s readers recently voted Fresh Brothers the winner in its Kid-Friendly Restaurants & Cafes category. Read the original: Fresh Brothers Pizza on ‘The Doctors’ Today
DOWNTOWN— LAmag reports that a Medieval-themed restaurant called Excalibur opened yesterday across from the Staples Center on Figueroa. According to Facebook the eatery offers “an old-world dining experience” and “guests are encouraged to transform into a knight or fair maiden by dressing in costumes provided in-house and digging into family-style, mouth-watering feasts with their bare hands .” The menu . [LAmag, Facebook] MID-CITY— Did you know that Playa is offering a secret menu through March 31? The three course meal costs $37 and is offering during dinner service. [EaterWire] TORRANCE— Menchie’s froyo opens at Rolling Hills Plaza on February 11. Free froyo for all from 11AM-1PM. [EaterWire] SANTA MONICA— Brad Metzger of Restaurant Solutions has organized a pricey benefit dinner in support of Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra. The meal takes place on March 18, 6:30PM, at the Restaurant Solutions test kitchen and costs $750 (apparently $650 of that is tax deductible) per person with 15 seats open. The evening includes passed appetizers made by chefs Josiah Citrin (Melisse), Zoe Nathan (Huckleberry), Evan Funke (formerly of Rustic Canyon), and Raphael Lunetta (Jiraffe) followed by a two-course dinner with wine pairings by Baribault Family. RSVP here. [EaterWire] The rest is here: EaterWire : Excalibur Medieval Resto Opens, Playa’s Secret Menu, Free Froyo at Menchie’s, More!
Click here to view the full photogallery. Elizabeth Daniels 2/12 Well, it’s pretty obviously where the name comes from. Skylight, garden, Skylight Gardens . This here is the overdue Gardens on Glendon space that was actually estimated to open last April. After many months and much interior work, new owner Peter Clinco (a long-time friend and lawyer to the Lewis Family who operated Gardens on Glendon) is readying his restaurant for a soft run later this month with an official reveal in early March. Architect and interior designer Osvaldo Maiozzi of Rivera conceived the bright, rustic look, meanwhile the Italian focused menu comes by way of Raffaele Favuzzi (Pane e Vino, Angelini Osteria) and pastry chef Sebastian Gonzales of El Bulli , Spain. · From One Garden to the Next, Skylight Gardens Takes Over The Gardens on Glendon [~ELA~] Go here to see the original: Sneak Peek : Skylight Gardens Opens Soon With Strong Chef Team
In tonight’s Extra, Extra, a baby is abandoned next to a highway and a bottle of brandy, another grading scandal in the South Bay and another sexual abuse scandal in LAUSD. Plus: Keep up with us on Facebook , and follow us on Twitter: @LAist @LAistFood @LAistSports . more › See more here: Extra, Extra: Baby Abandoned Next to an Open Bottle of Brandy
Kobawoo House, Koreatown. [Photo: cathydanh / Eater LA Flickr Pool ]
VENICE— Chaya is rocking out with all things oyster. From February 16 through March 3 the restaurant will serve an Oyster Fair menu during dinner service featuring hot and cold oyster preparations from Kumamotos on the half shell to Striped Bass and Oyster Papillote. [EaterWire] MIRACLE MILE— According to construction workers on site , Five Guys at 5550 Wilshire will open February 13 . [EaterWire] DOWNTOWN— On the subject of UMAMIcatessen , a reader reports: “I’m sure you know this already, but windows and doors are installed, signage was going up today. It’s looking close, really close! I work across the street and cannot wait for Umami to be in my area for lunch.” Check out some plywoody pics here . [Eater Inbox] MALIBU— Chipotle will next expand to the revamped Malibu Village Shopping Center on Cross Creek Road between the PCH and Civic Center Way. [EaterWire] K-TOWN— Beer Belly is launching New Order Mondays and switching up its happy hour. Taste Terminal breaks it down. [TT] WEST SIDE— Those guys that shot the Whole Foods Parking Lot YouTube video have a new one out called “Put Your Phone Down.” They shot a bunch of scenes at Huckleberry, Rustic Canyon, and what appears to be Rawvolution. [YouTube] See the article here: EaterWire : Oysters at Chaya, Five Guys Opening Feb 13, More!