Awesome New Restaurants

Awesome New Restaurants

Little Fatty elevates Mar Vista even further

The nebulous, unformed Culver City West/Mar Vista/Palms section of Los Angeles has really been booming as of late, with a slew of new and relatively recent additions to the formerly quality-starved stretch.

Case in point: Little Fatty, which officially opens today. Formerly Status Kuo, a (mostly) rotisserie option that never quite found its footing, the Mar Vista location just off Venice Boulevard has been reimagined as an awesome sub-$15 Taiwanese takeaway spot, complete with those ubiquitous white boxes you get from every Chinese restaurant in America.

Except, well, you won’t actually want to take your food to go (though that, along with delivery, will be totally available too), since the attached bar Accomplice is up and running too. Why not pour in with some friends to snack on kung pao chicken or the handmade dumpling of the day, then sneak through the small corridor between the two spaces for a nightcap?

Not that you still needed a reason to get out of your house if you live in Palms or Mar Vista or anywhere nearby. Roy Choi is back to his old ways in the ‘hood with the arrival of Kogi Taqueria, and poke newcomer TikiFish has the fast casual healthy daytime segment covered. Heck, just in the past few days newcomer Canela Cocina has come to light, while details on the soon-to-come Mar Vista restaurant and music venue have been announced. It’s a good time, for once, to be eating in Mar Vista.

Them Super Amazing boys

There’s a new Super Amazing Restaurant Show out now, following a short travel hiatus from the team of Arjun and Nakul Mahendro, plus Alvin Cailan. This one comes live from StarChefs in New York City, and marks episode 9 in what has become one of the most talked-about podcasts within the restaurant community. Get ready for some serious sneaker talk.

Chinese bone broth restaurants are here

Who here has been to Broth, a steamy Chinese/Taiwanese newcomer in Walnut specializing in all things chicken broth? The place has been open since summer apparently but is picking up fans (and currently sports a 4.5 rating on Yelp), with folks at Food Talk Central finally giving it a proper write up.

Pot goes native

There’s a so-called “native feast” coming to Pot in Koreatown next week, with plans serve up everything from fry bread to a lamb shank with a side of kimchi. It’s an eclectic menu, and should make for a fun day on Thursday, November 24.screenshot_2


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