EaterTastings: Studio City Gastropub, Hollywood W Goes French, Cut is Watching You

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STUDIO CITY: Maybe you don't spend enough time in Studio City or in gastropubs. The redo of the former Sapphire on Ventura in Studio City is nearly done. Meet Laurel Tavern. A mole reports: "Nice open space with windows that open to the street. Communal table in the center with bar stools." Bottoms up.

HOLLYWOOD: News from the W Hotel and Residences: There's a French brasserie planned for the new W Hotel and it'll be a 6,000-square-foot indoor and outdoor restaurant "will evoke the atmosphere of a brasserie in the South of France, blending vibrant colors, classic archways, and an open-air feel, inspired by the Cote de Azur." Will it be authentic and will it be a tourist trap?

: TV tracking: This week's episode of "Entourage" features those giant (can you see pores?) Martin Schoeller pictures of celebrities. This week it was Clooney, but you can also see non-celebrities Hiedi Montag and Spencer Pratt. How uncomfortable.For more stories from Curbed LA, go to

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