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Authentic Cafe to become Terroni

A posting notice went up on the Authentic Cafe on Beverly Blvd. that has it being converted to what would appear by name to be another Italian restaurant called Terroni - not positive as to concept but if anyone can help, go for it.

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  1. does anyone know whether roger hayot still owns it?

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    1. re: FED

      Roger's name is still on the license, yet I have had a feeling that he has not been on scene for quite a while - just a personal opinion.

      1. re: carter

        Maybe his absence explains the long decline of Authentic Cafe from its fine heyday.

    2. does anyone know if they are still open for business? i'd like to get one last brie papaya quesadilla. this is sad news. i love that place, despite the lack of a decent bartender for the past 2 years.

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      1. re: jazmin

        I drove by the site today, and saw it was closed and the windows were covered. For all of the fans of the original cooking, Hayout wrote a cookbook, "Dinner at the Authentic Cafe," that had recipes for the tortilla soup and other dishes. You can usually find it on Alibris.

        1. re: hmm2

          Although it's been several years since I went to the Authentic Cafe, I bought a copy of "Dinner at the Authentic Cafe" by Roger Hayot just a few days ago at a cookbook store in Newhall. Haven't had a chance to look at it, any suggestions as to what was especially yummy there? I just remember that I used to like the grub and a soup that tasted great but scorched my dining partner's palate!

      2. Terroni is a southern italian restaurant from toronto. the make some of the best thin crust pizza i've had in north america. to get an idea of what to expect check out their website for the toronto locations www.terroni.ca
        i'm jealous, maybe they'll branch out to new york next (can never have too many good pizza options)

        1. Terroni is indeed opening up in Los Angeles--hopefully by February

          1. If they are opening up a Terroni restaurant in LA I will be thrilled! It was one of my favorite places to go to in Toronto for delicious thin crust pizzas and they are also very well known for their grilled calamari salads!!

            1. In the last years of Authentic, I found the food good but the service deplorable. I simply stopped going. Am excited that Terroni is opening in this space and am looking forward to this addition to our neighborhood.

              1. Carter, Terroni in Toronto is terrific on Queen Street West. They are cool, great management, great AUTHENTIC peasant food, REAL Italian chefs and people who genuinely care about their customers. Fear not, you're in for a treat! I'm a fan!