Tiger Lily on Vermont Ave. is cleaving in two, with the bar area remaining as Tiger Lily and the restaurant becoming French bistro Mes Amis, to be managed by former Figaro Bistro manager Chip Garamella. Figaro recently acquired new owners, and it looks like it will be getting some Gallic competition right across the street.
Silver Lake's Zanzabelle is also bringing in a new partner...Zanzabelle will continue selling cute vintage toys and such while starting in October, Lunchbox Fine Foods will supply sandwiches, paninis, salads and schmancy prepacked kids' lunches, because Silver Lake moms are way too cool to go the Lunchables route. Zanzabelle is now open at breakfast for pastries, bagels and coffee...a good idea, since Blair's is no longer open for breakfast.
Malo is applying to open up the upstairs area for live entertainment and events...I'm not sure if the NIMBYs are as vociferous on Sunset as on Hillhurst, but we'll soon find out.
EaterLA has some news on the restaurants planned for Glendale's Americana center...another branch of the rapidly expanding Katsuya empire, as well as of course, The Cheesecake Factory. You can never have too many of them, right?
And from CurbedLA, a rendering of the proposed Desert Rose restaurant at Propect and Hillhurst, which is likely to face a lot of resistance from the neighborhood, which apparently thinks there's already enough liquor licenses on that street.