Small Bites: Brunch at Akasha & AK, recession deals at Spitz, Lesley Balla to edit Tasting Table L.A.
Brunch is served: As of this past weekend, Akasha in Culver City began serving Saturday lunch (11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) featuring their standard lunch menu. Also, they're now serving Sunday brunch (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) featuring eggs Benedict, scrambles, French toast, pancakes, salads, burgers, sandwiches and, of course, morning cocktails. 9543 Culver Blvd., Culver City. (310) 845-1700, www.akasharestaurant.com
Brunch is served, Part II: AK Restaurant + Bar, the recently opened Swedish-influenced restaurant on Abbot Kinney, is now open for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Expect comfort food dishes like Swedish pancakes, brioche French toast and breakfast hash. 1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. (310) 392-6644, www.akinvenice.com
New gig for Eater editor: Lesley Balla, who on Friday left her post as editor of Eater L.A., today announced she'll be editor of Tasting Table L.A., a daily food-themed newsletter that launches Feb. 16.
One reason not to cry in your beer: If you missed Spitz downtown's grand opening party last Thursday or simply couldn't bother to wade through the massive line spilling out the door, the meatery will be selling two of its favorite beers, Oskar Blues Old Chub and Dale's Pale Ale, for $3 each on Inauguration Day. If all goes well, this may become a regular Tuesday night affair at Spitz. 375 E. 2nd St., L.A. (213) 613-0101, www.eatatspitz.com
— Elina Shatkin
Photo: A spiked turkey burger with organic french fries at Akasha in Culver City. Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times