What LA lacked in water this April *sad face*, we made up for in awesome new bars and restaurants *still sad face... but less sad*, from a beer garden at The Grove, to a new spot from the Animal guys, to a VW bus serving tacos inside of an East Valley restaurant. Wait, wut? Exactly.
Rising from the ashes of St. Nick's (RIP), this upscale restaurant with Dia de los Muertos decorations, a high-end tequila program, and a massive menu (get the sweet corn tamales and chicken mole enchiladas) serves cocktails with flaming sugar skulls inside of them. FLAMING SUGAR SKULLS.
The Tar and Roses crew drops a seafood-centric spot on the Westside, dishing out amazingness like an albacore banh mi, plus charred octopus (w/ potatoes and smoked paprika) in a spot that looks like it could be the inside of a high-end yacht's galley.