LOS ANGELES: Connie & Ted’s

Just in time for summer, one of the most anticipated restaurants of the year opens this Tuesday. Chef Michael Cimarusti of the acclaimed Providence has gone casual, with a modern seafood shack named in honor of his grandparents, Connie and Ted. A vibrant red, black and natural wood color scheme is enhanced by a unique spin on wallpaper, with the hundreds of oyster labels the chef has collected throughout the years plastered on the walls. And speaking of oysters, if you like them, this is the place to get them. Both East and West coast specimens are available, in addition to classic New England fare such as lobster rolls, Portugese fish stew, and clam chowder. So if you’re in L.A. and looking to kick off the season with a delicious bang, head to the comforting Connie & Ted’s. —Ashley Churchill

Connie & Ted’s

Opens Tuesday, June 4

8171 Santa Monica Boulevard

1 323 848 2722

Photos Courtesy of Alen Lin

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