New chef at Ammo
Hollywood neighborhood spot Ammo has a new chef, Julia Wolfson, who previously worked at Le Bernardin and Blue Hill in Manhattan and Applewood in Brooklyn. Ammo started out as a takeout counter and caterer to the local film production crowd, underwent a remodel in 2004 and now owner Amy Sweeney is living in Ojai. On Wolfson's new menu: grilled baby octopus with summer bean salad; ricotta and mint ravioli with braised lamb ragout; and pan-seared Tasmanian sea trout with roasted cipollinis, sautéed pea shoots and bacon vinaigrette. There are still those thin, crisp-edged pizzas that are baked in the restaurant's wood-burning oven. And they're holding fast to the turkey meat loaf too.
1155 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 871-2666.
— Betty Hallock
Photo by Richard Hartog