spring debuts we've been looking forward to is this cozy New American spot in Eagle Rock. Taking over the former Larkin's bungalow, husband and wife team chef Sean Lowenthal, who did time with Chateau Marmont, and Deborah Schwartz bring seasonal fare to the Northeast LA nabe. It's a pretty simple space, really, just a few tables and banquettes - the best are near the windows - and a walled patio with metal chairs and wood benches. The vibe matches the menu which is both familiar and casual with a few twists, including duck liver mousse with caramelized sweet onion; wild salmon tartare with sesame basil quacamole; English pea risotto with Meyer lemon; and Belgian chocolate pudding with Chantilly cream for dessert. It's not too overreaching, even the beer and wine list is tailored, which fits Eagle Rock; prices are on point too, with mains topping out around $22. Little Beast serves dinner Tuesday through Saturday, 5-10 PM. Brunch will be added soon.
1496 Colorado Blvd.; 323-341-5899