If it looks like construction has been going kind of slowly on Reservoir, which is set to replace Netty's on Silver Lake Blvd., one reason is that chef/owner Gloria Felix is one of the coaches on the next season of Gordon Ramsay's "Hell's Kitchen," which EaterLA reports is filming in Culver City. Felix has also parted company with former partner and Grace pastry chef Elizabeth Belkind, who will apparently be taking her gourmet donut-making skills elsewhere.
According to EaterLA, this season of "Hell's Kitchen" has a pizza theme, so it's not surprising that Felix trained with Antica Pizzeria's Peppe Miele, the only pizza maker in L.A. certified to train pizza makers from the Verace Pizza Napoletana association. Reservoir, which Felix perhaps over-optimistically estimates will open in February, will feature California rustic cuisine with locally-sourced ingredients as well as rustic pizzas. There's also weekend brunch, a small bar for wine and craft beers, a patio and outdoor seating in front.