Raw Men: EMC Seafood and Raw Bar (pictured) Open now
It’s officially LA’s year of the oyster. K-Town joins the seafood restaurant ranks with oceanic bounty aplenty, craft cocktails, and lots of tiny forks.
3500 W 6th St., Koreatown (213-351-9988)
Be More Pacific: Water Grill Santa Monica Open now
The moment that Westsiders on the edge of their beach towels have been waiting for: Downtown’s seafood powerhouse has welcomed a sister to Ocean Avenue. She’s pretty, coppered as a penny, and promises no shortage of shellfish.
1401 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica (310-394-5669)
Lighten Up: Skynny Kitchen Open now
Otis Jackson’s Soul Dog has been transformed into a health house with bison wraps and smoothies, where everything is under 500 calories.
5166 Lankersheim Blvd., North Hollywood (818-985-8900)
She Was an American Grill: Truxton’s Open now
The neverending menu of pastas, pastas, sandwiches, salads, and burgers has completed its neighborhood expansion from Westchester to Santa Monica, timing their opening to coincide with June-July Gloom's slow fade.
1329 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica (310-393-8789)
Mad Man: Madison Mens Shop Opens Thu
A thousand square feet of floor space in your girlfriend's favorite shop is cleared for men's threads from Rag & Bone, kicks by Red Wing, and other designers of the moment.
8745 W. 3rd St., Mid-City West (310-275-1930)