We stopped by Desert Rose on the corner of Hillhurst and Prospect, where workers are finishing up a huge outdoor patio in front of the restaurant. The inside is looking nearly done, but one of the partners I spoke with was fairly taciturn. Full bar. French and Italian food. Opening targeted in "three weeks." That's all we got. Not sure why it's called Desert, or Rose. And there's a "help wanted" banner in front, if you're looking.
In back, Cruzer Pizza already seems to be open, tucked into a tiny take-out space. Can Silver Lake/Los Feliz handle all this new pizza? Garage Pizza is opening soon on Sunset and Fountain, and another place is opening on Hoover near Melrose. We've been really happy with Tomato Pie so far, so we haven't tried Andiamo yet.