Bestia — Los Angeles, USA
The up and coming Arts District in downtown LA has gone from a few desolate warehouses to one of the hottest new restaurant destinations. Meaning ’Beast’, this small Italian concept with a charcuterie and cheese bar is part of a new mixed-use project developed by Linear City, also comprising 78 residential units. Drinks are concocted at the copper bar by celebrity mixologist Julian Cox while the menu features hearty pasta and pizza. Designed by Greg Bleier of Studio Unlimited in collaboration with Genevieve, the raw, industrial space uses wood and steel elements mingling with meat hook chandeliers dangling from an overhead track. The rustic booths were built by District Millworks and are crowded with artsy customers each night.