Did you create any special menu items for the Century City location?
Kassar: Our chopped steak sandwich is available only at Century City. It’s a custom brisket patty with Raclette cheese, grilled onions, and Russian dressing on toasted challah.
What are your favorite stores and restaurants at Westfield Century City?
Kassar: Tough to choose from so many great spots, but I'd have to go with Bacio di Latte—it’s the best gelato I've had in L.A.! Also, the triple draft latte at La Colombe is insanely addictive.
As an L.A. native, did you grow up visiting Westfield Century City?
Wexler: I did visit Westfield Century City as a kid, although not as much as Westfield Fashion Square, which was close to my house. My fondest memory is probably of the submarine restaurant, Dive, that used to be in the front of the building along Santa Monica Boulevard. The whole place was designed like a giant submarine with portholes and an underwater nautical theme; I loved it as a kid.
How does it feel to have your own restaurant in the Dining Terrace?
Wexler: It’s great. I really love doing these large public space projects. It’s a challenge for us to work in such small, efficient spaces, but the energy of a place like this is really exciting.