NOW OPEN: Chi Lin For The Sexy-Rocker Types
Get your chopstick etiquette in check because Chi Lin is now officially open on Sunset. Brought to you by Innovative Dining Group (the folks behind Boa and Sushi Roku), Chi Lin is a sexy, intimate new dining spot dishing out creative Hong Kong cuisine like Pin Pei Chicken served with hand-made porbien crepes and Leaves of Wild Yam in Lemon Zest, a superfood dark green leaves of wild yam. Insane. Expect lanterns, mirrored ceilings, sleek booths, and a whole lot of neck-craning. Oh, and good Chinese food, of course.
Chi Lin (9201 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood) is now open. To make a reservation, visit the listing at BlackBook Guides.
NOW OPEN: ALTITUDE Pool Deck at SLS Beverly Hills
All abs on deck! The rooftop pool at SLS Hotel At Beverly Hills
is officially open to guests and locals. Grab a bite from the menu created by Jose Andres, book a cabana, and get all sorts of wet at their new weekend rooftop parties.
ALTITUDE at SLS Hotel is open to the public during the weekdays between 11 am and 3 pm. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by visiting the hotel’s listing at BlackBook Guides.
TUESDAY: Animal Cracker & Iron Chef Burgers at LA Market Restaurant
In celebration of National Burger Month
, celebrity chef Kerry Simon is serving up some creative burgers at LA Market Restaurant
to flaunt his street cred. Until May 31st, guests can get a mouthful of his Chocolate Double Animal (Cracker)-Style Burger or reunite with the Iron Chef Burger, which appeared on Food Network’s Iron Chef
Both burgers are available at LA Market Restaurant by Kerry Simon until the end of the month. For more information on the restaurant, visit the listing at BlackBook Guides.
It translates roughly as "beautiful river," and while you won’t actually find any romantic waterways coursing through Los Angeles, Innovative Dining Group’s new RivaBella will at least transport you to somewhere more rustic. Ignoring the by-now-overdone trend toward more intimate dining venues, RivaBella is Italian grandiose, with 8,000-square-feet (2,800 of those being al fresco) of old world, Tuscan Farmhouse-inspired romanticism–as imagined by the award-winning Studio Collective.
Executive chef Gino Angelini (of the eponymous Angelini Osteria on Beverly) plays to his strengths, rejecting anything over-mannered, in favor of creative takes on Italian classics. Tagliatelle allo Zafferano Con Ragu di Prosciutto and Seppiolini Con Melograno appear aside his signature Lasagne Nonna Elvira, and an extensive wine cave assures the wine-obsessed are well tended to. For those seeking a more cosseted experience, the latter can be booked for private dinners.