Native Foods Opens in Culver City Today; David Wondrich Debuts Punch at Hollywood's Hemingway's

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Bartender extraordinaire David Wondrich has a new book on the history of punch Photo: Tatiana Arbogast

Beverly Hills: Far Niente and Nickel and Nickel will hold a four-course wine dinner this Thursday and Friday night for $99 at The Peninsula Beverly Hills, with a menu by chef James Overbaugh. Reservations at 310-975 2736. [Grub Street]
Century City: This Thursday, November 18th, from 6:00-10:00 P.M., Obika is holding a white truffle dinner, with a four course menu for $95 a person, three of the courses with fresh truffles. [Grub Street]
Culver City: The seventh location of Native Foods opens in the former home of M Cafe de Chaya this evening at 5:00 P.M. [Quarry Girl]

Downtown: In addition to its planned project in Downtown, the owner of New York's Death & Co. is planning a second property for L.A., with details not yet announced but a location planned somewhere, anywhere, except the “far Westside.” [Feast]
Hollywood: David Wondrich debuted his book Punch among the faux library setting at this new Hollywood Blvd. bar last week. [The Feast]
Pacific Palisades: Alain Giraud won't yet reveal his concept here, but jokes, "it will be a Chinese restaurant." [The Feast]
Van Nuys: Smoke City Market opened last week for natural oak-grilled gourmet Texas barbecue. [Eater]
West Hollywood: Oak Fire Pizza and Spanish Kitchen owner Greg Morris is planning The Cutting Room, a rock and roll bar, next to The Olive Kitchen and Bar. [Eater]
That big location of Chipotle taking over All-American Burger opens on Tuesday (tomorrow). [Grub Street]