Chicago’s Etta opens in Culver City with live-fire cooking
Etta, which focuses on cooking on the fire and two locations in Chicago, will open at the Shay Hotel on September 2. Partner Chef Danny Grant and Executive Chef Brad Ray (formerly of Antico) will oversee Culver City’s pizza menu, fresh pasta, farmer’s market vegetables, and full-size entrees like whole Jidori chicken and a traditional pork chop with bone with smoked plums. An open kitchen will showcase real fire cooking, and seating includes a wraparound patio, dining area, 60 foot bar, and private dining area. Etta will be open everyday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
8801 Washington Blvd., Culver City, (424) 570-4444, ettarestaurant.com
A new rooftop bar has opened at the Thompson Hollywood Hotel. The Côte d’Azur-inspired lounge offers cocktails, wine, nightly entertainment – such as live jazz and DJ sets – and small plates and desserts from chef Lincoln Carson (formerly of Bon Temps, currently from Solvang’s Coast Range). Some of these dishes include oysters with pink mignonette; ham and leek croquettes with gribiche sauce; and a banana sundae. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 5.30 p.m. to midnight.
1541 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 410-6210, barlisla.com
Restaurateur Rob White has closed his Chicken Bodega in Long Beach (Whittier’s location remains open) and turned it into Liv’s, a seafood restaurant that will open on September 3 and use California oyster farms and local fishermen. – like San Pedro Fish Company’s prolific Blue Boat – for dishes like cioppino with fresh rock crab and a Thai-inspired tom kha soup. Liv’s is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 9 p.m., offering indoor and outdoor seating as well as take-out.
5327 E. 2nd St., Long Beach, (562) 343-2285, instagram.com/livson2nd
Wise Sons Jewish deli is open in Culver City, marking the Bay Area chain’s first location in Southern California. Fresh and toasted bagels; smoked fish; latkes; rugelach house; all day challah french toast; and pastrami and corned beef smoked for nearly seven hours are all on offer, as is a unique item at the Los Angeles outpost: a grilled tuna fondant with Swiss cheese and horseradish aioli.
Issue 19 of The Wise Sons is, of course, a nod to Langer’s, but there’s also a reuben kimchi, reuben mushroom, pastrami burger and more. Open daily for breakfast and lunch (later times to follow), with indoor and outdoor dining, take-out, and national delivery and shipping for pastrami.
9552 Washington Blvd., Culver City, (424) 298-8205, wisesonsdeli.com
Burger she wrote
Professional skater Don Nguyen has teamed up with restaurateur Steven Arroyo (Escuela Taqueria) to open Burger She Wrote, serving 100% American Wagyu-based smashburgers on King’s Hawaiian breads cooked by Chef Jules Crespy (formerly of L&E Oyster Bar ). They also offer grilled cheese sandwiches, twice-baked fries, a variety of homemade aguas frescas, and, in a nod to Nguyen’s original state, an Oklahoma burger – which includes a tangle. grilled onions. Open every day on site and take away from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm
7454 1/2 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, instagram.com/burgershewrote__
Dear Bella Creamery
Cocobella, the plant-based ice cream serving classic and Taiwanese-inspired flavors, has changed its name and is now called Dear Bella Creamery. To mark the occasion, founders Alice Cherng and Belinda Wei will be giving away $ 1 balls on September 5th. The Hollywood Ice Cream Shop also has new items, including ice cream cups for dogs and milkshakes for humans.
1253 Vine St., Unit 12, Los Angeles, (323) 848-4672, dearbellacreamery.com
This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.