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More details on the 'new Rivera' (a.k.a. R26)

May 18, 2010 | 10:37 am

Sedlar Chef John Rivera Sedlar and his partners Bill Chait and Eddie Sotto say they plan to open a casual restaurant this fall in the soon-to-be-former Grace restaurant space on Beverly Boulevard. The small-plates menu at R26 (its working name) will be inspired by 26 nations or regions in Central America, South America, Mexico, the Hispanic Caribbean and Spain.

“The menu celebrates the pan-cultural, pluralistic spirit of those 26 locales and its continuing efforts to draw connections between diverse peoples through the communal experience of cooking and eating,” Sedlar said in a news release.

The cocktail program will be developed by Julian Cox and Kristina Howald, along with Sedlar, and architect Osvaldo Maiozzi and designer Eddie Sotto are signed on to design the restaurant.

R26 will be located at 7360 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles.

Photo: John Sedlar of Rivera. Credit: Ringo H.W. Chiu / Los Angeles Times