Welcome to your monthly guide to the must-know food-world news in Los Angeles. Discover the latest industry trends, hottest restaurants to try, and more. Dine on.
Los Angeles’ pizza game just got stronger, thanks to Detroit, Tokyo, and New York style pizzas making their way to the West Coast. Santa Monica’s newly opened Emmy Squared, an outpost of the beloved New York establishment, serves up Detroit’s signature deep dish pies with toppings that include house-made vodka sauce and Calabrian chiles for some kick.
Meanwhile, over in Echo Park, Quarter Sheets’ pan pizzas have been making waves across the city, though owners Aaron Lindell and Hannah Ziskin say they’re less influenced by Detroit-style pies and more by a variety of preparations. Prince St. Pizza is another New York transplant, which opened its second LA location Downtown in June, making their pepperoni cup-covered slices a mainstay in the city, while Pizzeria Sei’s Tokyo-style charred, airy crust keeps diners coming back for more.
LA already had stellar pizza options in Triple Beam Pizza, DeSano Bakery, and La Antica da Michelle, but all these exports are bringing in even more dynamism into the city’s ever-expanding pizza scene.
Here’s some other food news you don’t want to miss this month:
- The Silverlake Wine owners debuted a new nacho and margarita bar in Santa Monica.
- Halo Halo pop up Tito Rudy’s got a permanent kiosk space in Chinatown.
- Bar Clara finally reopened in the trendy LaPeer Hotel, with a new rooftop bar.
- Speaking of rooftop restaurants, Loulou in Santa Monica offers the breezy, cool kid vibes of Ibiza and Mykonos.
And before you go, these are the LA restaurants to check out this month, all bookable on OpenTable:
- A Parisian bistro celebrating California cuisine influences makes its way to Hollywood at Mr. T. Book now
- Andiamo gives LAX travelers an upscale Italian option at the lobby of the nearby Hilton hotel. Book now
- Dig into classic Peruvian dishes such as chicken tamal and ceviche at the family-owned Aymara Peruvian Kitchen. Book Now
- The Italian countryside lands in Larchmont Village with handmade pastas and woodfired meats at Antico Nuovo. Book Now
Kristin Braswell is a journalist and founder of CrushGlobal Travel, a company that customizes travel guides and authentic experiences around the world.