Sunset Blvd. east of Silver Lake Blvd. is starting to heat up...not surprising, as Rambutan and Pho Cafe are rabidly popular and there's a couple of nearly-vacant mini-malls nearby with plenty of hole-in-the-wall potential. Last week we told you about Andiamo, the Italian restaurant coming to the former Manila Sunset location.
This week we hear Gobi Mongolian Barbecue House restaurant, run by Christina Rivera, is seeking a beer and wine license for 2825-2827 Sunset, in the same two-story complex next to Rambutan.
What's next -- the remodeling of LA Chinese, which may be the scariest restaurant in L.A.? Any other nominations for the scariest restaurant in L.A.? I've got a few in mind, I'll try and post some photos soon.
Hold that coffee craving...according to Metromix via EaterLA, Lamill on Silver Lake Blvd. won't be open until January, and is still hiring baristas.
And L.A. is getting another restaurant week, trying to get in on the buzz that restaurant weeks have in New York and elsewhere. Among the participating restaurants: Angeli, BLD, Grace, Katsuya Hollywood, Luna Park, Roy's, Vermont, Tiara, Warung. Generally, the cheaper places are charging $25 for dinner, while the pricier ones are charging $34, which is probably a good deal for places like Grace. But the usual rap on restaurant weeks is that because you're not ordering off the regular menu, you're not really getting a good representation of the restaurant.