Scouting Report: Saint Martha in Koreatown
Scouting Report: Saint Martha in Koreatown

Name of restaurant: Saint Martha  Chef: Nick Erven, who can sometimes be found wearing a Pabst Blue Ribbon hat behind the chef's counter under a glowing neon sign that reads "hipster." He's also the co-owner along with Jim Hustead and Ellen and Peter Picataggio, the team behind the Farmer's Daughter Hotel and its restaurant Tart. Erven also helms the kitchen at Tart and was recently chef at Mess Hall in Los Feliz.  Concept: A 38-seat restaurant tucked into a Koreatown strip mall with a red door and no windows. Behind the chef's counter, Erven is highlighting seasonal ingredients and presenting them in a playful way. Think asparagus...