Saying something happened on "the Eastside" is tricky in LA (since there are a lot of Eastsides), unless you get really specific. So, here are the best recent openings on the Eastside/ok, kind of the Eastside, kind of mid-city/basically anything East of La Brea.
Fifty Seven (click here for address and info)
A super-killer date spot, Fifty Seven's in an old ketchup factory (!), but there're no burgers here: they're gonna rotate visiting chefs test kitchen-style, which right now means you can have crab-abetted halibut from the guy behind the Michelin star-winning NY institution Eleven Madison Park.