What’s Happening: Los Angeles Food News in August 2015

What’s happening this month on the L.A. dining scene

Celebrate National Oyster Day August 5 at Ox & Son with their oysters served with apple cucumber mignonette and kimchi granite.

Artisan House Opens Downtown
Artisan House, a new full service restaurant, bar and lounge, has opened in downtown Los Angeles. Dishes create a harmonious balance of healthy seasonal ingredients and the classics of the Mediterranean cuisine.

Atticus Creamery and Pies Opens on West Third
Atticus Creamery and Pies has opened on West 3rd Street offering chilled pies, coffee and espresso drinks, and house made ice creams.

BOA Offers New Summer Cocktails and Dishes
West Hollywood’s BOA is offering new summer menu items including southern fried chicken, smoked beef carpaccio, and lobster escargot, as well as new seasonal cocktails through the end of August.

The Bellwether Opens in Studio City
Top Chef Masters participant and former Father’s Office executive Chef Ted Hopson and Ann-Marie Verdi will open The Bellwether, a new Studio City eatery with market driven dishes, on August 5 on Ventura Boulevard.

Celebrate National Oyster Day
National Oyster Day is August 5.  Celebrate by ordering your favorite variety at Ox & Son, Dominick’s, Little Dom’s, and Pistola as well as other great restaurants in the L.A. area.

Coast Offers Summer of Ceviche Menu
Santa Monica’s beachfront café and bar Coast has launched their summer of ceviche menu including regionally-inspired traditional ceviche dishes.

Forma Offers New Lunch Menu
Contemporary Italian restaurant Forma in Santa Monica is offering a variety of sandwiches, burgers, and salads on their new lunch menu.

Green Zone Opens in Pasadena
Green Zone Cuisine, a health conscious Asian restaurant, will open in Old Town Pasadena on August 22.

Herringbone Opens in Santa Monica
Chef Brian Malarkey’s ocean-to table-concept, Herringbone, has opened another location, this one in Santa Monica. The restaurant houses two exterior patios and features a Salt and Brine bar with fresh seafood and charcuterie.

MessHall Kitchen Offers Sunday Barbecue Dinners
Choose from an assortment of meats at MessHall Kitchen’s summer Sunday barbecue dinners including salmon, baby back ribs, chicken, brisket, and sausages.

Moruno Opens
Mozza alums Chris Feldmeier and David Rosoff have launched Moruno, a grab-and-go Italian eatery concept, at the Farmer’s Market on West Third and at Grand Central Market downtown.

New Pop Up Peruvian Once Opens for Limited Time
Chef Ricardo Zarate and Table8 have teamed up to bring Angelinos Once, a new limited time Peruvian dining experience.  Beginning August 6, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening Santino’s in Santa Monica will host the new pop up.

Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey Offers New Live Music
The Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey’s Cast and Plow farm-to-table restaurant will showcase live music every Thursday evening and Sunday afternoon.

The Wallace Begins Weekday Lunch Service
Culver City’s The Wallace will be serving lunch every weekday beginning August 3.  Chef Joel David Miller’s new menu includes soups, salads, and sandwiches, as well as vegan options.


Wildcraft Launches Scrappy Hour Menu
Modern Italian tavern Wildcraft in Culver City has launched its new happy hour menu featuring “scrappy” seasonal cocktails and Italian inspired dishes.  New drinks and menu items can be purchased weekdays from 4 to 7 p.m. and weekends from 4 to 6 p.m.