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Livello

Livello, (9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, 90210; 310.860.8660) is opening Monday at L’Ermitage. Decorated in sycamore, abstract paintings, the domed inside dining area as two full walls of glass that looks out onto the patio. The place is a patio hidden from the street with a fireplace and a waterfall. As for food, it’s Italian meets Asian with dishes like, Asian-Italian spread of sashimi and veal porterhouse with pickled cherry peppers. To wash it down, try the Off the Vines, made with bourbon, tomato and basil....

Larry’s

Larry’s, (24 Windward Ave, Venice, CA 90291; 310.399.2700) Larry Bell, a pioneer of Cali Minimalism, is known for his mirrored and translucent glass/plexiglass cubes of the 60s. The Sokols, longtime family friends of Bell’s, created the restaurant to honor the influence that he had on the Venice art community. When designing the restaurant, the Sokols used elements of Mr. Bell’s art work, creating the space almost as a literal translation of the artists’ sculptures. You can see these in the retractable glass...

The Roof on Wilshire

The Roof on Wilshire (6317 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90048; 323.852.6002) is joining the new outdoor rooftop trend! It’s an outdoor airy rooftop restaurant and lounge and it’s soft opening is tomorrow. Head over to the Hotel Wilshire and grab a table (or a cabana) looking over the pool or cozy up on the lounge furniture around the fire pit. Take in the 360-degree skyline views of the Hollywood Hills while you munch on a menu of “Bold American” food. Think comfort food with...

Wirtshaus’s New Happy Hour

Los Angeles’ new German restaurant & beer garden, Wirtshaus (345 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, 90036; 323.931.9291), has officially launched their new happy hour! The new discounted drinks menu is available Monday-Friday, from 3-6 pm and includes 6 wines and 6 beers, picked from the restaurant’s 30+ German beer selection, and wine listing bearing only German and Austrian varietals. Wirtshaus’ happy hour wines start at $5 per glass and beers start at just $3. They also have a carefully-curated menu to accompany their Happy Hour drinks, including various versions of Schnitzel, sausages, potato pancakes, pretzels and other sides, as well as...

Baleen at the Portofino

I love to brunch (yes, it’s officially a verb) and I think LA is one city that loves its brunch. I mean it’s a reason to grab some cocktails at 10 or 11 am when it’s not football season. I recently was fortunate enough to enjoy a brunch at Baleen restaurant in Redondo Beach. This was the brunch of all brunches. Not only did we look out onto the boats in the water, but the friendly staff was beyond accommodating and...