The location right at the corner of Sunset and Maltman is between the Silver Lake Farmers Market and brunch legend Millie's, making it a prime spot for reeling in tourists and local weekend warriors. And yet, it's been more or less empty since Matisse's closure — a couple of restaurants have come and quickly gone, including a Purgatory Pizza location that was rarely open and, when it was, didn't offer delivery. But a new concept is scheduled to open in a few weeks, and I must say, it looks pretty promising. It has a vegetable-heavy, Middle Eastern–inspired menu planned, which strikes the right balance of being both trendy and under-represented in the neighborhood. The chef is an alum of Alma, among other illustrious restaurants. There's a matcha-and–avocado toast spot opening next door to it. So all signs point to this restaurant being a success, even though the name of it is practically un-Google-able: Mh zH. I think it's supposed to be pronounced “mezze,” like the small plates, but I keep forgetting. As long as itkeeps to regular hours, Mh zH has a strong shot at doing well. Vegetables and mystery are very hot right now. 3536 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake. instagram.com/mzhz.la.
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