Head over to the LA Weekly’s Squid Ink blog to read about Laurel Hardware, a new restaurant in West Hollywood with one of my favorite L.A. chefs, Mario Alberto, at the helm. Alberto, who won a dedicated following with “Peruvian soul food” eatery Chimu, is calling the menu New American accentuated with L.A. flavors. As I write in the post, look out for the abundance of farmers market ingredients….
Towards the end of its 62-year run in West Hollywood, Laurel Hardware was known for its personal service, old-fashioned charm, and loyal community patrons. When it closed in 2008, the city welcomed it into the Pop-Up Art program, and a vacant Laurel Hardware hosted Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre’s “A Gallerina’s Guide to an Exhibitionist” in 2011. Early this July, Laurel Hardware marked another reincarnation — as a restaurant and bar….