In this week's Food Section:
The restaurant journal also reports on various restaurant openings around town: Citrus at the Social, The Waffle, and STK in Hollywood and West Hollywood; Akasha (vegan-friendly) and Luckyfish (conveyer belt sushi) in Culver City and Beverly Hills respectively.
I've eaten at The Waffle and will report on it soon. I've taken a stroll past Akasha and Luckyfish and from a design perspective - thumbs up. They both look very inviting.
Finally, Betty Hallock profiles Vincenzo Marianella, once bartender of Providence, now creating the menu for the super-secret, ultra-rich people's, democrats-only fancy club, the Doheny. You know, the place you so wish you could go to, just for a night, just to SEE, but you also know it would be SO BORING once you were there--because the only interesting thing about it is that you buy your membership with a combination of money, power, and liberal politics that most of us only dare to dream of.
But there's the slight possibility that you could walk in, and it could look like "Eyes Wide Shut." So you still kind of want to see, just to know if it's really just middle-aged white dudes with trophy dates drinking expensive liquor as you suspect, or if it's awesomely filled with people in capes and masks and naked supermodels. And perhaps a trapeze. And peacocks and tigers (but not where they can eat you - and being treated well and not abused). And a big champagne fountain. And do you see how with this imagination I am constantly disappointed by real life?
Oh yeah ... and the article was actually about this bartender and how he makes a jillion kinds of cocktails and is all hot and Italian and tall. Wait - what? How did I not know about this guy when he was at Providence? He needs to go back!