Lettuce Entertain You Planning Stella & Vine in Hollywood

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Stella Rossa's Jeff Mahin Photo: LEY

L.A. already has both a Cafe Stella and a Wood & Vine, but the heavyweights at Lettuce Entertain You are planning a new Hollywood restaurant called "Stella & Vine" just to throw a spanner into the works. The Chicago-based, corporate restaurant giant, known for successful restaurants like Mon Ami Gabi and M Burger, recently celebrated Stella Rossa chef Jeff Mahin as he was named one of Forbes' "30 Under 30" this month. So far, the forthcoming restaurant is confirmed for a 2013 debut with no further details, though a repeat nod to this Stella character might possibly bode well for a new and improved pizza scene off The Walk of Fame, if related to the company's Santa Monica station.