Los Angeles Times

Cassell’s adds a downtown stop

- food@latimes.com By Hadley Tomicki

Christian Page revived the Koreatown burger restaurant Cassell’s in 2015 and has been making some of the best patty melts in the city ever since. He’s bringing those patty melts and house-ground burgers to a new location in downtown L.A. beginning Monday. The downtown Cassell’s will serve an expanded selection of sandwiches and to-go deli platters. Info: 421 W 8th St., Los Angeles, (213) 372-5601, cassellsha­mburgers.com

Bar Henry

This small cocktail bar covered in framed photos of rock idols recently opened its doors on Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park. Drinks include wine, draft beer and a mezcal negroni with jalapeño-infused Campari called the Stranger. Oh, there’s also Zima (that clear malt drink from the ’90s!). Info: 1228 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, (213) 988-7208, barhenry.la


Jeremy Fall has opened Easy’s, an expanded version of his now-closed Chinatown burger restaurant, at the Beverly Center. The menu features modernized diner dishes such as duck parm, Sriracha tuna melts, burgers, all-day breakfast, cocktails and spiked milkshakes. Next door, Fall is simultaneo­usly opening a grab-and-go location of his Chicago restaurant, Nighthawk A.M. Info: 8500 Beverly Blvd., No. 602, Los Angeles, (424) 313-3458, easysdiner.com and nighthawka­m.com

Joss Bites

Beverly Hills Chinese restaurant Joss Cuisine has a casual new, next-door offshoot called Joss Bites. Set in a Space Age dining room with glowing tables mapping out the cosmos, the restaurant serves a pan-Asian menu that includes crab-and-uni soup dumplings, black truffle jia jia mein noodles, braised oxtail pho and Peking duck sliders. Info: 9921 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310) 277-8828, jossbite.com


The West Hollywood restaurant and bar opened Tuesday with white winebraise­d halibut, bacon cheeseburg­ers and filet mignon from chef Adonis Witt. Josh Goldman is behind the drinks, including those for Society Room, a bar in the restaurant’s back chamber. A separate cafe with coffee drinks and breakfast burritos resides in the onsite stand once occupied by Irv’s Burgers. Info: 8289 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, (323) 654-0020, conserv atoryweho.com

DFC Ghost Kitchen

After cooking on the Ride or Fry food truck and at pop-up parties around town, Dante’s Fried Chicken chef Dante Gonzalez is running a new pickup-anddeliver­y business called DFC Ghost Kitchen out of Hotel Normandie in Koreatown. Order granola-and cereal-crusted chicken tenders and Sunday-only, bone-in fried chicken along with dishes such as chocolate-rubbed brisket. Delivery is available within a five-mile radius via Ubereats, GrubHub, Caviar, Chownow, Postmates or through Facebook, Instagram, phone or text, (323) 813-1424. Pickups at Cassell’s Burgers. 6 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Lunch hours are coming soon. Info: 3600 W. 6th St., L.A., instagram.com/dfc_ghost_ kitchen_/?hl=en

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Robbie Ziegler DFC Ghost Kitchen is open for pickup and delivery.

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