The list of awesome things that come in sevens is a short one: Hills of Rome, Samurai, Sacraments, and, duh, days of Kwanzaa. Or at least it was a short one until we wrote this story on seven awesome new restaurant and bar openings in LA that include all kinds of cool stuff, from vodka-and-pretzel shakes to kimchi honeycomb tripe.
Not just what all the other hens call you behind your back, Egg Slut's also the name of a former truck-turned-Grand-Central-Market stand, which's got breakfast-only decadence, like this carnitas/chimichurri monster.
The Powder Room
From the St. Felix peeps, this tiny, craft cocktailing room'll prop you up on snakeskin stools and ply you with cocktails from Providence and STK vets, including the Morning Star (Tito's, blackberries, grapefruit bitters, citrus juice), and boozy shakes like the vodka-and-pretzel(??)-laden Steel Magnolias.
Blue C Sushi
Now literally right across from the ArcLight Hollywood, this conveyor belted Japaneezery from Seattle offers both raw and cooked deliciousness, from albacore nigiri to fried chicken karaage.
A 15yr fave in Long Beach, this Lebanese restaurant's first location in LA-proper is a traditional-feeling eatery whose owner's dropping down Middle Eastern family recipes, including skewered lamb kebabs, grilled tiger shrimp, and Feta-topped Lebanese-style pizza.
The Know Where [Bar]
This wine-and-beer bar's got no frills -- no, seriously, not even one -- which is kinda what makes it so great; neither dive-y, nor particularly snappy, they're just serving up craft booze in a tiny, stool-and-art-laden room. In other words: you're gonna be a regular.
Selanne Steak Tavern
Though it's not quite beach season anymore, this white tablecloth'd steakhouse may inspire you to take a trip up the coast: they've got a rare wine list and 10oz prime rib.
Bruce Springsteen-owned Asian-themed restaurant takes the snout-and-tail thing super seriously, with offal dishes including this roasted bone marrow w/ circulated egg and kimchi honeycomb tripe, as well as a five-course omakase menu w/ a liver terrine and Hunan short ribs.
TPR boasts write-home-about worthy cocktails, the standard LA scene, and an intimate setting.
Blue C is a laid back sushi place where you'll also learn a lot about the cuisine you're shoveling into your mouth. Try the yellowtail tacos or their Loaded Baked Potato roll.
OS is a Mediterranean hub serving up delicious falafel plates, tabbouleh, and zesty libations.
TKWB is a throughly-stocked wine bar with a beautiful, dark & sultry interior.
Selanne's is a booming steakhouse with plentiful sides, generous mains, and awesome wine/cocktail options.