House is open on Beverly Boulevard
Breakfast-lunch-dinner spot House, in the former Pastis space on Beverly Boulevard, opened (softly, as they say, with some of the final touches still being applied) yesterday morning. Open daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., the neighborhood restaurant's menu features a lot of pastas, salads and sandwiches, along with entrees such as carnitas tacos, lamb couscous and cote de boeuf for two. Breakfast options include huevos rancheros and Turkish breakfast. What's a Turkish breakfast? Here it's ekmek-ish bread, plain yogurt, heirloom tomatoes and cucumbers. Beers on tap currently are: St. Bernardus Abt 12; Alesmith Anvil Ale; Hop Head Red; Racer 5; and Allagash White. There is also plenty of wine. House is designed by owner Bruce Marder (Capo, Broadway Deli, Brentwood) and Dean Singer, but it doesn't really look like a house. It looks like, well, a restaurant.
8114 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 655-5553; www.housecafe.com.
-- Betty Hallock
Photo credit: Betty Hallock