The Economist recommends that Americans eat bugs and LA readily complies. Next up: a bidding war for the movie rights.
Drink Depository: Bank of Venice Open now
The crew behind Venice Ale house brings comfort dishes from bangers & mash to meatloaf (plus two dozen local wines) to the corner space formerly inhabited by Code.
80 Windward Ave., Venice (310-450-5222)
Unreserved: Federal Bar Open now
The North Hollywood gastropub opens a new location with another lengthy list of local beers on tap, plus chipotle franks and patties topped with pickled habanero (pictured).
102 Pine Ave., Long Beach (562-435-2000)
Roll Out: Petty Cash Taqueria Opens this week
If the last time you had a good cricket taco was never, that problem has now been solved. But we'll stick with pig-ear nachos, pork ceviche, and beer-battered bass.
7360 Beverly Blvd., Fairfax (323-933-5300)
Sartorial Standing: Orphic Open now
Get a silk-lined tuxedo jacket or a black leather duster worthy of an action hero at this goth-tinged gallery/shop.
9030 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood (424-278-1479)
Half-Baked: TWIST Opens today
A new morning-after go-to spot serving up bacon & eggs on cheddar biscuits and brisket-stuffed brioche.
344 S. La Brea, Mid-City West (323-938-9478)