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The bow truss ceiling inside ATRIUM. Photography by Jakob N. Layman.  

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Foodies are gathering at theater-turned-restaurant Atrium

Los Angeles restaurateurs Beau Laughlin and Jay Milliken (Kettle Black, Sawyer, Scout) are known for creating community gathering spots that are also worthy of destination dining. The team has transformed a light-flooded, bow truss-ceilinged former theater rehearsal space in Los Feliz into Atrium, an expansive bar and restaurant with ambitious, seasonally focused dinner and weekend brunch menus by chef Hunter Pritchett (formerly of Melody) and pastry chef Gregory Baumgartner all in an atmospheric indoor and outdoor setting. Dishes such as the formidable pork chop katsu with burnt apple bulldog sauce and tangy slaw reflect Pritchett’s broad L.A.-based influences. 1816 1/2 N. Vermont Ave., L.A., 323-607-6944; atriumlosfeliz.com.

Written by JESSICA RITZ.