The Santa Monica restaurant Tar & Roses, a local favorite for chef-owner Andrew Kirschner's wood-fired small plates, will reopen Friday after a half-year hiatus. The restaurant was forced to close in June after a fire in the flue of its oven, which spread to offices upstairs in the building.
During the restaurant's absence, a handful of its popular dishes, including the whole fried snapper, were available at sister restaurant Santa Monica Yacht Club, on the same block as Tar & Roses. But those seeking the signature popped corn, oxtail dumplings, or crispy pig tails were out of luck.
Tar & Roses, 602 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 587-0700, tarandroses.com.