Was out of town last week, just got back from tennis in the desert, and found the following happenings to the boulevard dining scene.
Gaetano's in Calabasas is to become Native Cafe.
Le Petit Bistro in Sherman Oaks is to become Le Petit Cafe, yet not owned by the same people as the one in Santa Monica, as I verified that last evening.
Former Diwan space at 13045 Ventura, where a fire of unknown origins took place over a year ago, will become the Studio City outpost for Le Pain Quotidien, with signs in the windows.
Former Cabaret Tehran, the 2nd floor restaurant atop the Albano's Pizza building in Studio City adjacent to the new parking structure, is to become Romanov Restaurant & Lounge.
Previously posted is the expansion of Mexicali Cantina into the Out Take Cafe space.
That's all folks!