1/04/2013 02:35:00 PM

David LeFevre Opening East Coast Seafood Shack This Spring

Chef LeFevre, down by the water
Last year we spotted a New England seafood trend on the rise here in LA, and it's not letting up. It seemed that for years you could find oysters on the half shell, a respectable clam chowder, lobster rolls and fried clams at only a few spots around town, and now they're everywhere, from food trucks to bar menus. And we have many on the horizon, including Michael Cimarusti's Connie & Ted's, which will hopefully open in February, and Jason Travi bringing mussels with Portuguese linguica and clam fritters to Hollywood tonight when Littlefork debuts. Now David Lefevre (MB Post) is getting in on the act with Fishing With Dynamite, a new 30-seat seafood shack he plans to open this spring.

According to the Daily Dish, the restaurant will combine LeFevre's East Coast flavors with a West Coast vibe in a "cottage-y" sea shack just a few blocks from the beach. That means a raw bar with oysers, crab, lobster and sea urchins, and menu full of specialties from the Chesapeake Bay to Maine. "High-quality fresh seafood simply prepared in an interesting way," says the chef.

It's no surprise that LeFevre is turning his attention to seafood - after all, he garnered praise for years as executive chef at the Water Grill Downtown when it was still haute. Now even it has gone more casual serving fish and chips and chowder, joining the ranks of places like the Hungry Cat, Santa Monica Seafood's cafe and BP Oysterette. No one's complaining. More fried clams, please.

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