Happy Winter Solstice, Angelenos! With Los Angeles unusually chilly and holiday cheer in the air, this is the perfect time to gather with your loved ones and enjoy a delicious meal.
Since January, there have been many additions to the city's restaurant scene. This summer, we checked out Hollywood hot spots, including Main'ro and Lavo. For the winter, we created a new list of five places you should stop by to keep your stomach full and heart warm. Take a look at our list of new restaurants to try this winter.
YouTube sensation and entrepreneur David Dobrik has teamed up with Chicagoan friend Ilya Fedorovich for their new delicious venture Doughbriks Pizza. Located on Sunset Strip, Doughbrik's Pizza offers traditional Chicago-style pizza in two styles: the Doughy and the classic Tavern-style pizza. Since its opening in November, the pizza parlor has been hailed as one of the best newest spots in L.A. Doughbriks is currently only taking orders in person, and guests can either dine in via patio seating or try their pick-up option.
Doughbrik's Pizza, 8363 Sunset Blvd., WeHo, 90069; Monday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; (847) 250-0124
Negroni Bar & Bistro
What's your new restaurant of choice? A Negroni, bar that is! Argentina's Negroni Bar & Bistro is making its debut in Los Angeles. Founder Pablo Sartori teamed up with brothers Frank and David Stork to launch Negroni's first westcoast post. The Bistro specializes in Italian and Nikkei-forward cuisine and imaginative Negroni cocktails. The Negroni-focused cocktail program offers Negroni variations that includes the Classic Negroni, Espresso Negroni, Sour Negroni, and yes, a Negroni Sbagliato.
Negroni Bar & Bistro, 8022 West 3rd St., L.A., 90048; Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. and Friday through Sunday from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.; (323) 497-4069
Culver City's Platform is filled with various eateries, and the latest to join the outdoor mall is Fiish. The sustainable sushi spot was founded by Chef-owner Colin Whitbread and partner Jamo Willis. The seasonal menu features fish sourced directly from local docks and sustainable aquaculture farms that they dry age in-house.
Fiish Sushi, 8820 Washington Blvd Suite 101, Culver City, 90232; Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; (323) 272-2262
Taking over Zinque's former location is the Mediterranean restaurant, Paloma. Since its October opening, the restaurant has drawn in crowds with its Tulum-inspired decor and delicious menu. Ran by Chef Raul Cerritos, Paloma's menu blends French and Italian cuisine with pasta and main dishes. Guests can also enjoy the space's outdoor patio, which offers incredible views of Venice.
Paloma, 600 South Venice Blvd., Venice, 90291; Tuesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 11p.m.; (310) 405-6385
Ten Five Hospitality recently opened The Chap in Hollywood's flourishing nightlife spot, Vinyl District. The British pub opened its doors in November and added London-styled flavor to the popular location. Named after the London-born Hollywood entertainer, Charlie Chaplin, The Chap is an homage to vintage English-based areas and pubs. The menu serves up necessary British favorites such as fish and chips, burgers, and European stouts.
The Chap, 1607 North Cahuenga Blvd., L.A., 90028; Wednesday through Thursday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday through Saturday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; (323) 410-6222