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Architectural Digest: Frank Sinatra and Brad Pitt’s Former Hangout Will Be Replaced with This Restaurant

An exclusive look inside the private room of Verlaine, which will open in the former Dominick’s space on March 31 TEXT BY CARSON GRIFFITH Posted March 30, 2017 For 67 years, Dominick’s, a classic Italian eatery with red sauce and black-and-white photographs on the walls, ruled over Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles. At least, it […]

LA WEEKLY: Diego Hernandez’s Verlaine Opens Tonight in the Old Dominick’s Space

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 9:53 a.m. By Besha Rodell  One of the year’s most exciting openings takes place tonight in West Hollywood, when acclaimed Mexican chef Diego Hernández debuts Verlaine in the former Dominick’s location. The restaurant is a collaboration between Hernández, owners Matthew Hechter and Christopher Brandon, and mixologist Aaron Melendrez. According to reps for […]

UrbanDaddy: An Enchanted Dinner Destination From One of Baja’s/Earth’s Most Celebrated Chefs

This Could Be One to Scratch Off Your Dinner Bucket List By Hadley Tomicki March 27, 2017 13 PhotosVerlaine Feel that? Spring is in the air. Birds are singing. Less falling water drops are bouncing off of your head. And you can practically smell the pickled pork trotter dumplings. Yes, it’s time for Verlaine, the […] Mexican Cooking Legend Diego Hernandez Opens Verlaine in Los Angeles

The Latin America World’s 50 Best chef lands in the former Dominick’s by Farley Elliott Mar 27, 2017, 2:10pm PDT Photography by Wonho Frank Lee Inside a decidedly iconic West Hollywood space you’ll find chef Diego Hernandez, a Latin America World’s 50 Best winner for his Baja, Mexico restaurant Corazon de Tierra and a leader […]

Uncovered LA: Take A Quick Peek Inside TenOverTen’s First Non-Toxic Nail Salon in LA

We’ve been sitting tight since last fall for New York-born TenOverTen’s west coast debut, and that day has finally arrived. The non-toxic nail salon has landed at Culver City’s Platform, where it quietly opened its first LA outpost this past Thursday. Sandwiched between Blue Bottle Coffee and Floral Art, the clean and minimalist space features white concrete block walls, walnut […]

Alcon Lighting: First Looks: Los Angeles Design-Build Firm David Vincent LLC

The Man, the Myth, the Legend Twelve years ago, Christian Vincent Munoz, fresh out of architecture school, moved to Los Angeles and met Jay Hayden, an actor from Vermont. They grabbed a couple beers, started playing soccer together—and the rest is exposition. Today, they run their own design-build firm, David Vincent LLC. So, who is […]

LA Eater: 10 Facts on Spartina, Opening Next Monday on Melrose From Stephen Kalt

Stephen Kalt, an industry veteran who cooked in New York City and has a restaurant in Atlantic City, made a splash landing here in Los Angeles at Caulfield’s in Beverly Hills a few years ago. Since then, he’s been plotting his own restaurant, which has been planted in the former Melgard space on Melrose Avenue. After a […]

LA Eater: Hinterland’s Breezy Coastal Cuisine Invades Santa Monica

At long last, here’s the rather minimal, but elegantly designed interior at Hinterland, a coastal New American restaurant on Main Street Santa Monica that tried to open quietly last month before the entire celebrity media machine decided it was going to unleash Joe Jonas’s first restaurant. Well, Jonas is a minority partner here, which sort of counts for […]