Newsfeed: Ricardo Zarate to open Pikoh next week, plus other restaurant news


Rosaliné chef Ricardo Zarate and his chef de cuisine, James Jung, will open Pikoh in West Los Angeles on Feb. 4. The menu is a hodgepodge: smoked salmon tartine and shakshuka in the morning; chicken tonkatsu sandwiches and burgers at lunch; Shigoku oysters with avocado mousse and filet mignon at dinner.

11940 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 928-9344,



Chef Joseph Geiskopf and business partner David Wynn, co-owners of the Echo Park all-day spot Triniti, will open a tiny, 25-seat place named Kensho on the grounds of the Hollywood restaurant Yamashiro. Kensho will offer a few composed dishes by day and eclectic, Japanese-influenced a la carte “tasting menu”-style dishes with sake and wine at night; Geiskopf anticipates its debut in the third week of February, with dinner service to begin “after March,” when he returns from a trip to Japan.

1999 N. Sycamore Ave., Los Angeles, @kensho.hollywood

L.A. Birria

L.A. Birria is a new stand open daily in West Adams, serving tacos with birria de res, or beef-based birria. Tapping a recipe from one of the partners’ Guadalajara-raised grandmothers, the tented set-up specializes in cheesy tacos dorados fried in the birria’s own beef fat, along with comforting cups of consommé for dipping and sipping.

West Adams Boulevard, one block west of Crenshaw Boulevard, @l.a_birria

Kass Wine Bar + Restaurant

Kass Wine Bar + Restaurant will open Jan. 31. Christophe Émé, former chef of the now-closed French fine-dining restaurant Ortolan, is behind the causal La Brea spot, which he says will serve oysters, charcuterie, cheese and dishes including oxtail parmentier and chicken cooked in clay alongside a Loire-heavy wine list.

320 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 413-2299,

Dolan’s Uyghur Cuisine

Dolan’s Uyghur Cuisine is now open in Alhambra. It serves naan filled with lamb, steamed manti with sweet pumpkin and legs of roasted mutton. A whole roasted lamb can be had for $468 with 48 hours’ notice. Bring friends.

742 W. Valley Blvd., Alhambra, (626) 782-7555,

El Segundo Brewing Co.

El Segundo Brewing Co. recently opened a restaurant of its own called the Slice & Pint. Twelve of the brewery’s own beers are on draft, with five taps for guests, along with Italian American fare such as meatballs marinara, mozzarella sticks, garlic knots and pizzas.

130 W. Grand Ave., El Segundo, (310) 529-3882,


The Walker Inn, a cocktail bar hidden within the Normandie Club in Koreatown, will close Feb. 17 after four years. In a statement, 213 Hospitality says the space will be utilized for an expansion of the Normandie Club.

Cape Seafood and Provisions, the ambitious Fairfax retail shop specializing in wild caught seafood and shellfish from chef Michael Cimarusti, will have its final day of service Jan. 31.