Nueva launches in Venice, Pink’s Hot Dogs reopens and Coi pops up at Alta Adams


Nueva, the modern Mexican cantina from chefs Vartan Abgaryan and Mesraim Llanez, is open in Venice for takeout and outdoor dining. The menu features dishes such as hamachi and uni ceviche, black bean falafel tacos, a smoky chipotle Caesar salad and yellow corn mole with roasted squash. Former NoMad bartender Adam Fournier oversees a cocktail list that includes a “clarified” Paloma, nitro-infused mezcal Negroni and watermelon shrub margarita.

Pink’s Hot Dogs

Iconic Hollywood hot dog stand Pink’s will reopen for takeout and outdoor dining on August 11, according the restaurant’s Facebook page. Pink’s had been shuttered since March 15, the first time the stand had closed in its 80-year history.

Summer Social Club

West Hollywood bar Employees Only has launched Summer Social Club, an outdoor bar and event space hosted in collaboration with the Barber Truck. Wine and cocktails are available daily, paired with a rotating slate of food vendors, including Tacos Tu Madre, Salt’s Cure, Filipino pop-up Tagalog Takeover and raw bar pop-up Crudo e Nudo.

Coi at Alta Adams

San Francisco fine-dining restaurant Coi, currently closed due to the pandemic, will launch a pop-up dinner series on Monday nights at Alta Adams, chef-owner Daniel Patterson announced last week on Instagram. The $95-per-person tasting menu will feature seasonal dishes that change weekly and draw from Alta Adams chef Keith Corbin’s on-site garden.

Kato goes casual

Westside Taiwanese spot Kato is now offering a more casual takeout and delivery menu, which chef-owner Jon Yao has dubbed “Kato-Go.” Options include scallion pancake wraps with char siu short rib or fried chicken and cold sesame noodles.

Ela Ela

Mediterranean restaurant Ela Ela is open for outdoor dining. Formerly delivery and takeout only, the recently debuted concept from the h.wood Group has set up patio seating next to West Hollywood nightclub Poppy. The menu features dishes such as roast chicken with garlic sauce and grilled lemon, tahini roasted vegetables and orange blossom pudding with sesame brittle.

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