New Dining Options in Greater Wilshire Area


Every month, the website Thrillist covers hot new Los Angeles bar and restaurant openings in a column called Openings Cheat Sheet. The April openings include a collection of spots in and around our area worth checking out. Some of the most interesting include the following:

Toca-MaderaToca Madera

8450 West 3rd Street; formerly Nick’s Pub, across from the Beverly Connection. Tequila bar/hip Mexican food. This shared plate format features a creative take on traditional Mexican food.

Website – Toca Madera

Click here for Thrillist overview.



BiergartenLudwig Biergarten

At Farmers Market at 3rd and Fairfax; formerly Johnny Rockets. Craft beer, burgers, sandwiches and some German favorites. A fun spot to enjoy outdoor dining and explore an extensive craft beer list on tap.

Website – Ludwig Biergarten

Click here for Thrillist overview.



Jon&VinnysJon and Vinny’s

412 North Fairfax Avenue. From the chefs behind Animal, this is their latest offering along what has become the Fairfax foodie corridor. It’s a twist on Italian that is not to be missed…all you need to do is follow them on Instagram and the pictures of their Margherita Pizza will get you hooked.

Website – Jon and Vinny’s

Click here for Thrillist overview.


For more openings in our area, be sure to start at the beginning of Thrillist’s April Openings Cheat Sheet.


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