Something about springtime makes Angelenos long for a healthier lifestyle. Perhaps the constant Victoria's Secret commercials, or research claiming junk food will kill a man's sperm. Whatever it is, more juice bars and macrobiotic foods have arrived, namely at new restaurants including Shojin, M.A.K.E. Out, LYFE and others.
While some are trying to be healthy, others are enjoying dumplings, smoked hocks, creamy grits, sweet tea, crab soup and other decadent, country-style fare thanks to Govind Armstrong's Willie Jane in Venice.
Bringing more carbs to downtown L.A. (in the FIG at 7th Center) is Mendocino Farms, opening April 2. Read on for a full list of March openings and closures:
Anar Indian: 1807 N Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles.
Ara's Tacos: 901 W Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale; (818) 244-0492.
Burger Lounge: 213 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica; (424) 238-8950.
Corazon y Miel: 6626 Atlantic Ave., Bell; (323) 560-1776.
Crossroads: 8284 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 782-9245.
Danji Food+Coffee: 4251 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles.
Goldie's: 8422 W. Third St., Los Angeles.
Ice Cream Lab: 9461 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills; (310) 795-6505.
King Hot Dog: 151 N. Western Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 460-4744.
Larchmont Grill: 5750 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 464-4277.
LYFE Kitchen: 9540 Washington Blvd., Culver City; (310) 507-7955.
Made by Meg: 234 S Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach.
M.A.K.E. Out: 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica; (310) 394-7046.
Paiche: 13488 Maxella Ave., Marina del Rey; (310) 893-6100.
Pingtung: 7455 Melrose Ave., (323) 866-1866.
Ramekin: 1726 N. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles; (323) 667-9627.
Shojin: 333 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles; (213) 617-0305.
Sticky Rice: 317 Broadway, Los Angeles.
Willie Jane: 1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice.
Chego: 3300 Overland Ave., Los Angeles.
Eva: 7458 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles.
Playa: 7360 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles.
Planet Raw: 609 Broadway St., Santa Monica.
Renee's Courtyard Cafe: 522 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica; (310) 451-9341.
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