The Doughroom is a brand new Italian focused gastropub, in Palms. It's in my neighborhood, so I've already been there a couple of times and really enjoyed it. It features a nice combination of gourmet pizzas and pastas, as well as some really interesting small plate, such as duck pastrami and their own take on corned beef hash. The deserts are great too and they have a well thought out list of craft beers and small production wines.
From Eater LA:
Almost a year and the half in the making, The Doughroom is ready for its desperately needed (or what was that kneaded?) debut in Palms. After two quick nights of friends and family previews, Kaveh Karimi's (Santa Monica Pizza Kitchen) rustic American restaurant will be serving its innovative set of pastas, pizzas, and entree small plates to this underserved Westside hood.
Co-chefs DJ Olsen (LOU, Black Cat) and Eddie Hah (8 oz. Burger Bar) have an eclectic culinary background, bringing a decidedly American feel to classic Italian and other Mediterranean dishes. Think spaghetti and meatballs, corned beef potato gnocchi hash with a fried egg, "clam chowder" pizza topped with house-smoked bacon lardons, clams-in-shell, and Yukon gold potatoes, and a peach shortcake for dessert. Nearly everything is prepared in-house, from the duck pastrami to the Italian sausage that tops pizzas and other plates.
Drinks gear heavily toward brews, with a well-curated lineup of craft beers (including many that will be very difficult to find anywhere else), and a tight list of small-production wines, some of which will be available on tap.
We're getting in before it starts getting all booked up and we have the large table in the middle.
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