What’s Happening: Los Angeles Food News, February 2016

Here’s what’s happening this month on the L.A. dining scene
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A Pasadena location of American Grill has opened. 

LYFE Kitchen Opens in Playa Vista
The sixth LYFE Kitchen restaurant in Southern California has opened in Playa Vista.  The diverse healthy menu includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dishes.

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Hosts Taste of Spain Wine Dinner
On February 25, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse will host a five-course “Taste of Spain” wine dinner featuring Torres family wines.  $95 per person, more info here.

Scratch Bar & Kitchen Hosts Dinner with Guest Chef Kwame Onwuachi
Chefs Phillip Frankland Lee and Chef Kwame Onwuachi from Bravo’s “Top Chef” will be cooking together at Lee’s Scratch Bar & Kitchen on February 3.  The eight-course meal is limited to 70 guests with two seatings, RSVP at 818.646.6085.

Paul Martin’s American Grill Opens in Pasadena
The Pasadena location of Paul Martin’s American Grill is now open offering steaks, seafood, salads and pastas on Lake Avenue.

Taste on Melrose Launches Small Bites and Beer Series
Taste on Melrose will launch a new tasting series pairing local beers with small bites on Wednesday, February 3 at 6:30 pm.  $40 per person, reservations at 323.852.6888.

Roku Debuts New Winter Dishes
Roku on Sunset has added a variety of new winter dishes to their menu including fluke sashimi, salmon caviar, kabocha and butternut squash, seabass with wild mushrooms and prime New York strip steak.

Celebrate Capri at Catch
Catch at Santa Monica’s Casa Del Mar will be offering a Capri-inspired menu from February 4 through February 10.

La Dolce Vita Celebrates 50 Years with $50 Menu
La Dolce Vita in Beverly Hills will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a $50 three-course prixe-fixe menu featuring Caesar salad, spaghetti Bolognese and tiramisu.

The Peninsula Hotel Debuts the New Belvedere Restaurant
After an extensive remodel, the Belvedere restaurant at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills has reopened under the direction of Executive Chef David Codney.  The new menu focuses on Mediterranean inspired dishes.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at WP24
In celebration of Chinese New Year, WP24 by Wolfgang Puck at the Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles is hosting a night market event on February 9.  The restaurant will offer a display of food stations, lion dancers and a sit down three-course menu.  The evening is $110 per person and kicks off WP24’s celebration including a special Chinese New Year menu from February 10 through February 19.

Chef Neil Fraser’s Fritzi Opens Downtown
Chef Neil Fraser has opened Fritzi, an industrial chic restaurant serving comfort food with seasonal beers and cocktails in downtown Los Angeles.

Little Dom’s Offers Mardi Gras Menu
Little Dom’s in Los Feliz is offering a special Mardi Gras menu from February 6 through February 9 featuring gumbo, jambalaya, po’ boys and beignets.

Kali Opens in Larchmont Village
Kali, a new restaurant from Chef Kevin Meehan and Drew Langley, has opened in Larchmont Village.

Bourbon Steak Launches New Lunch Menu
Bourbon Steak at The America at Brand has launched a new lunch menu including a BBQ bacon burger, duck Bolognese, steak frites, cavatelli, turkey kale salad, chilled crab soba noodles, and a trio of ceviche.