There is a new modern Korean restaurant in Koreatown. Chef Ki Kim – formerly of Jungsik and Atomix in New York City, and former chef of Naemo in Los Angeles – partnered with the owners of Hanchic to open Kinn, a 20-seat restaurant serving a seasonal five-course tasting menu aimed at to showcase familiar Korean dishes and flavors in reimagined formats. Kinn soft opened with an a la carte menu in mid-November. It officially opens on December 1 with a tasting menu that includes items like grilled mackerel with buckwheat noodles and banchan, and tteok-galbi (chicken patties) with garlic rice and sunchoke. The cost is $ 59 per person, with beer and wine available. Reservations are available online; Dining room only. Kinn is open Tuesday to Saturday from 5.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.
3905 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, (213) 291-0888, instagram.com/kinn.la
Tacos Don Manolito
One of Mexico’s most prolific modern taco chains has just opened its first store in the United States, providing a new destination for Mexico City-style tacos in Hollywood. Cochinita pibil, rajas con crema, rib eye, al pastor, the chain’s signature campechano and more tacos can all be found on Sunset Boulevard, as well as sides such as fideo seco and queso fundido. Possibility of on-site catering, take-out and delivery. Tacos Don Manolito is open from noon to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday, from noon to 9 p.m. on Friday, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
5553 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 366-2688, tacosdm.com
Rock of the Eagle of Vinovore
The Silver Lake Bottle Store, which specializes in storing wine made by women, now has a sister location in Eagle Rock. In addition to the usual beer, wine and local gifts, owner-sommelier Coly Den Haan’s newest Vinovore offers a range of prepared foods – also from women-owned businesses – such as sandwiches from the Spanish restaurant. neighbor Otoño; sourdough donuts from Gemini Bakehouse; and coffee from Canyon Coffee. Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily (shortened Thanksgiving week hours).
4627 York Blvd., Los Angeles, vinovore.com
This week, Los Angeles is home to another new wine store, albeit fully digital. Unfined Wines is launching hand-to-hand natural wine bottles throughout the LA area on November 23 for a flat fee of $ 5. The online bottle store stocks dozens of bottles and also has a wine hotline available for calls and texts to help customers find something to their liking. Delivery windows can be scheduled online but a driver’s license is required for proof of age upon arrival. Monthly subscriptions to two and four bottles of wine are also offered. Deliveries are available from noon to 8 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.
(310) 721-3476, unfinedwines.com
Kato, the popular Taiwanese restaurant on Chef Jonathan Yao’s tasting menu, is on the move. The restaurant has garnered national attention since its founding in 2016, including being named the Los Angeles Times’ best restaurant of 2019 – and is widely hailed for its creativity and modern style. On November 20, Kato closed its location in a shopping mall in West LA; it is slated to reopen in the downtown arts district in early 2022, occupying the space formerly occupied by Mr Georgina in the ROW complex. It also marks the start of a new group of restaurants: Yao, along with Kato partners Nikki Reginaldo and Ryan Bailey, recently formed Like Water Hospitality for Kato and its future endeavors. Reservations for Kato’s new location will be available online in early January.
777 Alameda Street, Building 1, Los Angeles, katorestaurant.com
Dessert is popping up along the Strip
Every Saturday from November 27 to December 18, Fred Segal in West Hollywood hosts some of LA’s best bakers for pastry pop-ups. Laroolou, Giovanni’s Tiramisu, Domi and Flouring occupy the ephemeral space each respective weekend with sweets for sale. A portion of the dessert proceeds will be donated to the non-profit environmental association Priceless Planet Coalition. Pop-ups from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
8500 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 432-0560, laroolou.com, giovannistiramisu.com, eatdomi.com, floringla.com