The Bellwether in Studio City Brings Ambitious Food to a Hood Hungry for It


These French fries take three days to make.These French fries take three days to make.

The decision to open a casual bistro in a neighborhood clamoring for more ambitious food options was a smart one: The Bellwether has been packed on weeknights. The Studio City restaurant is the brainchild of Ted Hopson, a journeyman L.A. chef who most recently worked under Sang Yoon at Father's Office and Lukshon, and Hopson's sister-in-law Ann-Marie Verdi, a fellow Father's Office alum, who serves as beverage director. The Bellwether might seem to have the DNA of half the gastropubs in town, but it nails the small details most places overlook. Read our full review.