February Roundup of Restaurant Openings and Closings

The bar at Roadhouse LA
The bar at Roadhouse LA
Courtesy of Roadhouse LA

After much anticipation, Roadhouse LA, brought to you by Umami Burger's Adam Fleischman and pitmaster Robbie Richter, is now serving up "international barbecue"  at the Hollywood Improv. Meanwhile, downtowners no longer have to make the trek to Culver City to experience City Tavern's local craft beers. And in more opening news, Whiz brought cheesesteak sandwiches to K-town, and DeSano Pizza Bakery set up shop in East L.A.  

Sadly, chef Stefano De Lorenzo said arrivederci, closing his stately Italian restaurant La Botte in Santa Monica, while California Crisp shuttered after 21 years of occupying the first floor of the Ketchum Downtown YMCA.  Also closing this month is Twins Sliders on Fairfax. The good news is that those in need of a good old-fashioned malt and cheesy shoestring fries can still frequent the original Twins Sliders in Hollywood.  Others to add to the recently departed list are Roadside Eats and Roy's downtown.  

R.I.P. Roadside Eats
R.I.P. Roadside Eats
Courtesy of Roadside Eats

DeSano Pizza Bakery: 4959 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles
Dia de Campo: 1238 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach
Comoncy: 413 N. Bedford Drive, Beverly Hills
The Hook & Plow: 425 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach
Cafecito Organico: 1757 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles
Whiz: 3901 W. Sixth St., Los Angeles
The Bun Shop: 151 N. Western Ave., Los Angeles
Roadhouse LA: 8162 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles
City Tavern: 735 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles

Roadside Eats: 6374-D Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
Roy's: 800 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles
California Crisp: 401 S. Hope St., Los Angeles 
Twins Sliders: 446 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles
La Botte: 620 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica

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