Looking for a new place to eat tonight? You're in luck. Here are three restaurants that just opened. And when we say just opened, we mean within the last 24 hours. We know, you're so in the know right now.
Barcito — This is a new Argentine-inspired small plates restaurant and bar at 12th Street and Grand Avenue. Executive chef Chuck Abair (formerly of Water Grill and Providence) is making chicken liver mousse; provoleta, seared goat cheese; polenta with tomato puree; empanadas; langostinos, smoked chile and garlic shrimp; asado, braised short rib; spaghetti a la sepia, chilled squid ink pasta; and choripan, pork sausage sandwiches.
To drink, beverage director Angel Meza has rotating cocktails on draft and a selection of beer and wine. Opening cocktails include the Fancy Free, made with bourbon, maraschino liqueur and bitters; the Sud Americano with Campari, Livenza, lemon and soda; sangria; and the Yerba Brava, made with yerba mate, vodka, lemon, honey and mint. 403 W. 12th St., Los Angeles, (213) 415-1821, www.barcitola.com.
Seoul Sausage — Finally, an outlet of the Sawtelle Boulevard sausage restaurant. The new location in Little Tokyo is significantly larger than the Westside storefront, and will serve beer and soju cocktails. You can expect to see the restaurant's signature sausage sandwiches, Korean fried chicken, burgers and balls on the menu, along with some salads. 236 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, www.seoulsausage.com.
Sausal — A new Mexican restaurant in downtown El Segundo by chef and partner Anne Conness (formerly at Tin Roof Bistro and Simmzy's) and partners Sorin Costache and Joseph Suceveanu, who own Il Forno in Santa Monica. The menu features grilled artichoke relleno; chicken and charred tomato tinga; beef and goat birria; pork pozole over hominy grits; prime New York steak; and a Sausalito burger topped with pepper Jack cheese, crushed avocado, cilantro and onion relish and bacon-infused Thousand Island dressing. And on every table, a bottle of Conness' housemade Fandango hot sauce.
House cocktails include a prickly pear Caipirinha and a 2nd City Manhattan made with bourbon, vermouth, mole bitters and Luxardo. There will also be beer and wine, sangria and aguas frescas. 219 Main St., El Segundo, (310) 322-2721, www.sausal.com.
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