And they can’t come soon enough.
California gourmands are in for treats of all kinds, with new venues from major culinary talent opening up and down the state this spring and summer. • Evan Funke and his beloved cacio e pepe are back with a new stellar Italian menu lineup in March at Felix (felixla.com) on Abbot Kinney. • This summer, partners Christopher Kostow and Nathaniel Dorn will debut their laid-back, seasonal fare-driven restaurant Charter Oak (thecharteroak.com), located in the former Tra Vigne space in St. Helena. • The hits keep coming for S.F.’s Daniel Patterson, who will open his second outpost of refined small plates restaurant Alta (altaca.co) at the Minnesota Street Project arts complex this spring. • Following their post-Cooks County hiatus, Roxana Jullapat and Daniel Mattern are back in April with Friends & Family (friendsandfamilyla.com), a soulful bakery and cafe on Hollywood Boulevard. • Power chef couple Karen and Quinn Hatfield will be serving breakfast through dinner at The Mighty (themightydtla.com) in DTLA’s historic Higgins Building in time for summer fun. • Jessica Ritz.
Edited by LESLEY McKENZIE.