While reviewing Loteria Grill in Farmer's Market today, I caught wind that Loteria is planning a Hollywood location -- a sit-down restaurant on Cherokee near Hollywood Blvd. Plans are to open by the end of the year, and Hollywood could certainly use some spots that are more cuisine, less scene.
What's the Ghetto Gourmet? It started as an underground restaurant in Oakland and became quite a Bay Area sensation. Now the wandering supper club is hosting its first series of L.A. dinners. Prix-fixe four-course menus (and entertainment) are $40, byob, and held in a series of private homes. L.A. dates are Thursday and Friday June 22 and 23 in Silver Lake, Sunday the 25th in the Valley, and Tuesday the 27th in mid-Wilshire. Click on the link above for reservation info.