As a Food Blogger, I’ve made peace with the fact that I’ll never..repeat never..be able to eat at all Los Angeles Restaurants in my lifetime. There are just too many of them.
But Waterloo & City was on my list, and..unfortunately, it’s having it’s last serving Friday.
If you’ve been spending your nights eating chicken liver toast and downing pints at Waterloo & City, mourning its closing, cheer up. Although that Culver City restaurant will have its last service on Friday, chef Brendan Collins will be opening his new restaurant soon enough.
Quite soon, really. If the inspections go as planned, Collins says, Birch will open in Hollywood at the end of this month.
Collins said that since it was announced in November that Waterloo & City was closing, he has been running madly across town, serving his regulars at one place while cleaning out and moving into his new location at 1634 Cahuenga Blvd., a block south of Hollywood Boulevard.
Birch is going into the former location of Fuku Burger, which has been transformed from a study in black and red into a light, bright, airy 2,200 square-foot space with a marble bar and counter seating that fronts the street. There are pale wood tables, lots of white and mirrors and, yes, birch wood.
Hmm. I wonder if Collins made the decision about the name, and then bought the (birch) furniture, or got the furniture and thought of the name.
Anyway, you can read the rest at the Los Angeles Times.