Sliding in under the radar during the holidays, chef Alex Reznik threw open the doors to Ditmas Kitchen and Cocktails this week, his new Pico-Robertson neighborhood restaurant full of communal tables and farm-to-table aesthetics on one side, and a white-tablecloth dining room on the other. Reznik hit the local scene at Ivan Kane’s Cafe Was during his Top Chef: New Orleans stint, and then went on to open the kosher steak and sushi spot La Seine. Ditmas is his first solo venture as chef and owner, so it’s more personal, from the name (inspired by the Brooklyn street Alex grew up near) to the culturally diverse menu of dishes inspired by family recipes. He’s serving up shareable plates like soft pretzels with horseradish mustard; whitefish rillettes with brioche; short-rib flatbread with salsa verde and Fresno chiles; salmon pastrami with parsnip puree; and duck consomme with schmaltz matzo balls. And, yes, it’s kosher. Cocktails are made with small-batch spirits, seasonal ingredients and special housemade tinctures, and beers hail from local brewers and beyond. Ditmas opens daily from 4 PM-midnight.
It started with Kosher Subway’s next door neighbor YOGO ( a frozen yogurt shop that served pretty bad frozen yogurt, started as Cholov Israel, went Cholov Stam, and closed it’s doors 2 months ago), and continued with waking up this morning to see the following status on Facebook from Kenny Lowenstein, a friend, and a former mashgiach of Kosher Subway:
Right on Pico where Delice Bistro used to be, a new Burger Bar is forming up. It’s not yet open to the public but the sign is up and it shouldn’t take too long to set up. We are looking forward to it! If they will be able to bring the Israeli high-end burger scene to Pico, a lot of people will be happy. 8581 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035
Now is the time to Reach out and invite your fellow Jew, especially those who otherwise won’t have a Shabbos experience to join Chabad of Sola to this week Friday night Chinese meal, Feb 18th!!
We are praparing for the biggest Shabbaton yet!!
Now is the time to make the final push to get even more people to join this beautiful and meaningful experience!!!
Please share this invite with your family and friends, network – Facebook…!!!
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If you can’t afford to pay for your guests, let us know ASAP via email how many people you’re bringing, thank you!!