The neighborhood on the eastern edge of downtown's Arts District, already home to Church & State, Bestia and Bread Lounge, is attracting another restaurant newcomer.
Come late summer, the hospitality group behind the Churchill, the Hudson and Clover will open a new restaurant at 7th and Santa Fe in the building that once was a loading dock for food company Heinz.
The group Cardiff Giant says it has tapped David Nayfeld, former senior sous chef at Eleven Madison Park in New York, as executive chef of the yet-to-be-named restaurant.
A representative for the restaurant says that, like the name, no details about the concept or menu are available yet. But to introduce himself to Los Angeles, Nayfeld, who hasn't cooked here before, will take part in a collaborative dinner with chef Michael Voltaggio of Ink restaurant on June 4.