Aaron Clayton, the owner of Origin Cafe took time out of his busy schedule, to sit down with us, and answer some of the questions that comes up when you walk into his kosher culinary heaven here on Pico Blvd. Enjoy. Continue reading “A Fascinating Interview with ‘Origin Cafe’ Chef and Owner. Must Read.”
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Many Felafel and Shawarma places opened and closed on Pico Blvd, we really hope that ‘Grill n Pita’ is here to stay. The owner, Yaron Buganim, Continue reading “Grill n Pita brings the taste of Israel’s street food to Pico, and does it well.”
Bistro Natalie offers a local rustic Mediterranean inspired French Bistro Menu by Executive Chef Todd Aarons. In everything they create, they strive to bring unique bold flavors. Continue reading “26 restaurant on Pico changes owners, turns fleishig, then gets a new name.”
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.
8731 W. Pico Blvd.; 310-271-9300
Owner Natalie Sultan is the driving force behind this endeavor. Natalie Zenatti (Sultan) was born in a suburb of Paris, France. Natalie’s Love of Italian food and coking Italian dishes for her family & friends drew her lifelong dream of opening a Kosher Dairy Italian Restaurant.
After owning and operating a candy store in France for over two decades, Natalie and her husband Stephane and her two daughters Leslie & Elsa, moved in Los Angeles in 2006 to open The 26 Restaurant.
After over 6 Years of success, as dairy restaurant 26 became a meat restaurant under the tutelage of world famous Chef Todd Aarons and opened in September 2013, and Natalie finally got her lifetime dream of opening her own restaurant. Natalie assembled a unique culinary team to put together a menu of simple but elegant ingredients to create menu items like our Homemade Cheese & Mushroom Ravioli, Mushroom Risotto, Panko Crusted Chilean Sea Bass or one of our many Handmade Pizza’s baked in our house wood-fire grill.
Trattoria Natalie is Strictly Kosher Under Kehilla Kosher Supervision of L.A.
You told us about it, and we gave it a try! We immediately loved the enchanting atmosphere, and were welcomed with a kind and friendly owner, Omni, who owns the restaurant with her husband Melvin.