Valentine’s day has come and gone, Kanye loves Kanye and February is over. It’s time to LEAP into March and grab a seat at the newest restaurants on the app. As per usual, you are where you eat so lego:
Photo courtesy of Mosu.
Old Bus Tavern
Named after a restored a 1978 Volkswagen Westfalia, this neighborhood brewpub in Bernal Heights is owned by long-time pals, avid homebrewers and lovers of old VW buses, naturally. “Old Bus” is an expression of the humble, steady and unfettered approach they take to brewing, cooking and making cocktails. Go for the beer, stay for the sunchoke tempura. // Bernal Heights. Book Now at Old Bus Tavern.
Ladies and gentlemen, the doors are finally open and chef-owner Sung Anh, formerly of The French Laundry and Benu, has a contemporary American kaiseki-style tasting menu with Asian influences prepped for you. With dishes like “Trufﬂe, sea urchin, sake lee with ﬁsh head extract,” this tasting menu is certain to excite all of your senses. Seriously, you don’t want to miss this. // Fillmore District. Book now at Mosu.
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Run by New York natives Stephan Brezinsky and his family, this Kickstarter funded restaurant has a menu that includes fried rice with duck sausage, cured fresh sardines and many more. Warm hospitality and an emphasis on local, seasonal, and sustainable ingredients? You know it. // East Village. Book now at Soothsayer.
The bike-friendly, butcher’s restaurant where you can snack on some cacio e pepe chips or indulge in an entire pig or lamb (for larger parties). The menu is fun and the beer list includes an extensive amount of European and domestic options available to go or to stay. Meat, check. Good times, you know it. // NoMad. Book Now at The Cannibal.
As seen on The Resy Hit List: NYC, April Bloomfield (of the Spotted Pig, Breslin, and more) has got a burger that photographs well and tastes glorious. No, they aren’t taking reservations but they’re still a part of the crew. // Midtown East. Walk ins only.
Also seen on The Resy Hit List: NYC, this Modern Israeli-Mediterranean restaurant serves dishes that are all insta-ready. Pro tip: do NOT miss the bread, it’s homemade and it’s heavenly. // St. Marks. Book now at Timna.
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Located in a food and fashion marketplace, this “H Street hangout looks, acts and tastes like a party,” said The Washington Post. Their mission is, “to build a sense of community through quality, consistency, and accessibility,” and Maketto certainly delivers. Erik Bruner-Yang is known for making the best ramen in town, at Toki Underground (new to the app*), but he’s also fantastic at Cambodian and Taiwanese cooking. // H Street NE. Book now at Maketto.
Toki is not the first ramen house in D.C. but Erik Bruner-Yang definitely incited a ramen obsession. Toki serves some of the city’s best ramen, but the intense wait times often exceed multiple hours. Fellow slurpers, look no further than the app to book your seat at this kimchi ramen and fried chicken steamed buns serving joint. // H Street NE. Book now at Toki Underground.
Photo courtesy of chi SPACCA.
Heralded as a “meat speakeasy” by Food & Wine Magazine, chi SPACCA is Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich, and Nancy Silverton’s LA cornerstone on Melrose and Highland. If you’re in the mood for marrow order the beef and bone marrow pie for two. “In the unlikely event you have room for dessert, you might try Chi Spacca’s boozy tiramisu” – Jonathan Gold. It’s all about SPACCA. // Hancock Park. Book now at chi SPACCA.
A new beacon of hip, Winsome has knocked it out of the park. Brought to you by the tag team behind The Spare Room, every detail is an ode to the neighborhood. Stand by, breakfast and lunch are currently being served but dinner and cocktails are coming soon. // Echo Park. Book now at Winsome.
Everson Royce Bar
ERB is a drink-forward bar with menu items that pair perfectly. Matt Molina, who’s previously held the James Beard Foundation title of Best Chef Pacific and worked as the Executive Chef at Osteria Mozza, teamed up with Randy Clement, co-owner of Silver Lake Wine, to create what Eater LA described as possibly “The Finest Place to Drink in the Arts District.” Finger-foods is the word. // Arts District. Book now at ERB.
Known for his lavish seafood towers and presentation of unpasteurized cheeses, Bistro LQ’s owner & executive chef, Laurent Quenioux combines unique culinary offerings and art into special events popping up all around LA. Inspired by beautiful seasonal ingredients, every LQ event is a one-of-a-kind experience. The chef cooks, the location provides the atmosphere, service and soundtrack, and the rest is pure deliciousness. // Los Angeles. Book the latest pop-up at LQ.
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