The area of Silver Lake Blvd. between Sunset and the reservoir is turning into a legitimate restaurant row. With LAMill, L&E Oyster Bar and the forthcoming location of Milk, as well as a sushi spot in the old Reservoir restaurant location (a project which seems to have stalled right before opening), the cute little retail district already had a lot going for it. Now there's news that Zach Pollack, with Steve Samson one part of the two-man chef team behind Sotto, will be opening an Italian restaurant in the space that had been slated to become Bleu Sage (another project that had stalled indefinitely).
Eater reported on Tuesday that Pollack has taken out an ABC license for beer and wine at 1710 Silver Lake Blvd. under the restaurant name Alimento, and Pollack confirmed to us that he's planning an Italian restaurant in the space. For now, Pollack is keeping fairly quiet about the details of the project, mainly because he's still figuring them out.
"I'm really excited about the new place," he told us. "I'm actually headed to Italy in a few days for some research and development that will likely hone the project further."
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Pollack says that for permitting reasons he has to be open by the end of June, though he expects Alimento's opening to be before then.
This, along with Kris Yenbamroong's forthcoming second location of Night + Market in Silver Lake, gives hope for the neighborhood that it might become a true dining destination.
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