Because every Angeleno loves to eat, even if he has to valet, we bring you Table Stakes: a series that answers man’s eternally recurring question (“Uh, what’s new?”) and recurs once every lunar cycle or so. Bon appétit.
A couple of big things happened over the holidays.
Not just talking about the rain or snow (WTF?). Talking about five restaurant openings — which is a lot for this time of year, if you keep track of these things, as your correspondent happily does.
But these weren’t just five regular ol’ openings. These were five high-end, high-quality spots sure to inspire food-lover giddiness. (Please don’t be giddy in public though; it’s uncouth.)
And so we’re pleased to present this month’s Table Stakes, the restaurants you must try as soon as humanly possible.
A new taco and mezcal bar from the Umami guys
A gorgeous new date spot in a historic Spanish building
And quite possibly the best fried chicken this side of the Mississippi
They’re all there, so hop to it. Because these reservations aren't gonna make themselves.