I’d been hearing whispers (Thanks T!) that Montana Avenue’s perennially-busy fave Italian joint Forma was expanding into the cavernous hole left by the abrupt closure of Chaya Venice at the corner of Navy and Main St, but I had no evidence. Now there’s proof. An ABC application recently went up in the window confirming that the good people of Venice will soon be getting a Forma of their very own.
Asian-fusion standard Chaya Venice has long held down the corner of Navy and Main in Venice. And it looks like it’s about time for a little revamp. The place is gutted, and a notice in the window lets us know that they have closed for a remodel. They’re promising to throw the doors back open by late September with their shiny new look.
During the month of August, Chaya Venice is hosting its 19th annual Garlic Fair. Promising garlic-infused dishes and cocktails, their celebration of the pungent allium ends on August 31st. Check out their special menu here.
To celebrate 30 years of undisputable contribution to LA’s food scene, Chaya Brasserie Beverly Hills is throwing a celebratory party they’re calling The Chaya Summer Festival on July 28th from 5pm to 10pm at their location at 8741 Alden Dr. in LA. They’ve pulled out all the stops with unlimited food and drink, games, and entertainment such as: “Fire Dancers, LIVE DJ, Taiko drummers, TWO LIVE bands, a tarot card reader, magician, photo booth, glitter tattoo artists“. Cost is $55 if you pre-order or $65 at the door. You may want to move quickly on this one… get your tickets and read more here.