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03 May

Barcade – Eater LA

In Restaurant Construction by John Murawski / May 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

Get Ready to Drop Some Coins at Highland Park’s New Barcade

The biggest bar-arcade restaurant in America lands in LA next week

LA’s first official Barcade lands in Highland Park on May 6, though real gamers can get ready now by taking a look around inside the boozy adult playground off York.



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30 Apr

Barcade – LA Magazine

In Restaurant Construction by John Murawski / April 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

Barcade Is Coming to the Former El Arco Iris Space in Highland Park

The NYC import finally arrives, two years after announcing they would come to L.A.

Barcade—New York’s best-known arcade bar—finally opens in L.A., making good on an announcement they first made in 2017. The arcade bar concept will open to the public on May 6.



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14 Dec

Jolie – Eater LA

In Restaurant Construction by John Murawski / December 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

A Summery French Riviera-Style Restaurant Emerges From the Hills of Bel-Air

The new Jolie opens today at the Glen Centre

The Glen Centre is tucked way up in the curves above Beverly Hills, a micro-economy all its own with room for a few restaurants, a post office, and a Starbucks. As of today, it’s also home to Jolie, a rather glamorous new French bistro modeled on the plush decadence and fine foods of the French Riviera circa the 1960s.


Inside, the restaurant is awash in marble and dark blue tones. A large skylight keeps the place airy during the day, while dim bulbs and brassy details make the room much moodier in the evenings. There’s a full cocktail bar and broad complement of French wines to match the food, which focuses on seafood, salads, charcuterie, and other light-ish fare.


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04 Dec

Rossoblu – Eater LA

In Restaurant Construction,Uncategorized by John Murawski / December 4, 2018 / 0 Comments

Rossoblu Returns to Action Tomorrow After Fire Damaged Kitchen in September

Plus the water sommelier leaves the Patina group and the Denny’s windmill is back in action

Rossoblu is back


After a kitchen fire took out Rossoblu’s operation for nearly the entire fall back on September 13, the Downtown Italian restaurant is finally ready to return tomorrow evening. Here’s what founders Steve and Dina Samson had to say about the temporary closure, which certainly lasted longer than they had originally thought:



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15 Nov

Marugame Udon – Eater LA

In Restaurant Construction by John Murawski / November 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

Mega Noodle Maker Marugame Udon Expands Into Glendale and Downtown LA

The Glendale Galleria location opens December 20, with DTLA slated for early 2019

Widely-regarded as some of LA’s better Japanese quick service restaurants, Marugame Udon is setting up in two new shops in the next three months. The noodle specialty shop will open in the Glendale Galleria on December 20, with another at The Bloc in late January or early February.



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