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Towne restaurant in Watermarke Tower to open Tuesday

By Hayley Fox
Published: Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at 07:31AM
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The inside of the new Towne restaurant in DTLA.

The 7,000-square-foot restaurant is set to open on the bottom floor of the Watermarke Tower on Tuesday. Towne Food and Drink will be serving New American style food that revolves around their wood-burning oven, with an emphasis on the homemade.

“We’re making everything we can in-house, from yogurt to ketchup, to our jams and jellies, to our signature Lobster Smokies wrapped in housemade puff pastry," said Chef Eric Hara in a statement last month.

Initially Towne will only be open for dinner, but according to a statement from the restaurant they will soon be open for breakfast and lunch as well.

Dinner entrees include items such as crispy pork shank with sweet and sour cabbage, cavatelli pasta with lobster and an assortment of fish, flatbreads and pastas. Towne's website is still in progress, but according to their Facebook page other featured foods include chicken liver popcorn, ground brisket burger and pastrami pork belly sliders.

The 705 W. 9th Street location will also include a dessert menu and retail bakery created by ex-Bottega Louie chef Tamara Davis. The sweet treats will include new takes on old-school items, such as sorbet push pops and homemade Twinkies.

Beginning today, Towne's temporary hours will be Monday to Sunday, 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. It will occupy the bottom floor of the 35-story Watermarke apartment complex, which began leasing apartments about two years ago.

Last week, Towne had a test run by hosting the opening night party for the Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles. Guests paid $20 to attend the festivities at the new restaurant.

Once the restaurant begins serving breakfast it will be open at 7:30 a.m. during the week and 8 a.m. on the weekends


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