St. Anne’s is open in North Hollywood. The restaurant, occupying the former space of a treasured thrift store, comes from the owner of Blacksmith’s, District Pub and Eat NoHo. A hodgepodge of American dishes includes soft shell crab sliders, lobster pizza and applewood-smoked beef ribs.
11102 W. Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, (818) 806-8007, stannesnoho.com
Provami Pizzeria is open on Melrose. Former Prova Pizzeria chef Vito Iacopelli is baking wood-fired Neapolitan pies and Roman pizza alla pala by the slice, along with appetizers, entrees and a daily breakfast inspired by his hometown of Bari, Italy.
7407 ½ Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 424-3399, pizzaprovami.com
Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken
Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken will open in Santa Monica on March 28. The shop, marked by a 113-foot exterior mural of an astronaut, will give one complimentary Moon Pie doughnut to every guest on opening day.
2309 Main St., Santa Monica, (310) 955-1800, astrodoughnuts.com
Border X Brewing
Border X Brewing has a brewpub open in Bell. The San Diego-based brewery makes beer inspired by the founders’ Mexican American heritage, including a hibiscus-brewed saison and a stout made with Abuelita chocolate.
4400 E Gage Ave., Bell, (619) 501-0503, borderxbrewing.com
Aburi Sushi has a new location in Pasadena. The restaurant offers two tiers for an all-you-can-eat sushi experience. The premium level includes uni, toro and rolls, as well as izakaya dishes including Japanese fried chicken and kurobuta sausage.
735 E. Green St., Pasadena, (626) 578-1123, aburipayce.com
Catch 818 Mariscos
Catch 818 Mariscos has a new home in Van Nuys. The Mexican seafood restaurant was previously in Sylmar until a catastrophic fire in December led to its closing. Expect a similar menu with dishes such as tacos gobernador, aguachile habanero and camarones al mojo de ajo.
7900 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys, (818) 453-8407, catch-818-mariscos.business.site
Hinterland, on Main Street in Santa Monica, has transitioned into an Italian place called Pblc Trde. The focus here is pasta and wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas made with Japanese rice flour. These include a huitlacoche pizza, carne asada pizza and spicy capicola pizza with oregano honey.
2917 Main St., Santa Monica, (310) 399-0805, instagram.com/pblctrdesm
Louder’s is open in Koreatown, staying open past 2 a.m. to serve food that pairs well with late nights of drinking soju, including yakitori, Cajun seafood, fried chicken, beef intestine and stir-fried baby octopus with pork belly.
HiroNori Craft Ramen
HiroNori Craft Ramen’s fifth location is open in Pasadena. The restaurant offers tonkotsu, shoyu and vegan styles of noodle soup.
163 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena, (626) 460-8594, hironoricraftramen.com
SuperCool Creamery opened March 25 next to the Vista Theatre in Los Feliz. The nitrogen ice cream shop is staffed with performers who serve flavors including Nutella and peanut butter pretzel using choreography and performance. Sort of like the movie “Cocktail,” if it was about nitro ice cream.
4469 Sunset Dr., Los Angeles, (323) 471-1110, supercoolcreamery.com
The Dragon & Meeple
A restaurant for lovers of tabletop adventure games (e.g. Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering) called the Dragon & Meeple is open in Expo Park. There is a library of 400 games, a menu with jalapeño popper-topped burgers and short rib poutine, and, coming soon, 16 draft beers.
3742 S. Flower St., Los Angeles, (213) 973-5029, thedragonandmeeple.com/expo_park/home
Jeonju Hyundaiok is a 40-year-old restaurant from Jeonju, Korea, that recently opened its first U.S. location. The Koreatown restaurant specializes in bean sprout soup with rice, as well as other recipes from Jeonju, including regional tofu stew, bibimbap, bulgogi and noodle dishes.
3020 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, (213) 915-0058, facebook.com/Jeonju-Hyundaiok
Paru’s Indian Vegetarian Restaurant closed March 17 after 40 years in Hollywood. A statement on the restaurant’s website says, “We will miss you all.”
Roy Choi’s Chego will close in Chinatown at the end of April. According to a statement, Choi plans to move the restaurant back to Palms, where it first opened in 2010. Starting May 1, Kogi Taqueria will offer a limited menu of Chego items while a suitable new location is being pursued.
The seventh annual ¡Latin Food Fest! will take place in L.A. State Historic Park on March 29 and 30. Participating chefs include Jaime Martin Del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu of La Casita Mexicana and Border Grill chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken.