A Sleek + Modern Seafood Spot: Fin and Fire, DTLA


West Hollywood’s chef of The Church Key is set to launch a new seafood spot in the Arts District in Downtown called Fin and Fire. Specializing in seafood, Steven Fretz spoke a bit about the menu and assured that he would include crudités, tartars, and fish entrees cooked in a wood-fired oven for all of you seafood lovers. He also mentions that the experience will be just as unique as the food with welcoming guests with a kitchen experience and being greeted by the cooks!

As for the aesthetic of this new eatery, Fretz did say that the restaurant will be going for something a bit more sleek, black, and modern, with some copper touches to make things really pop. There is also a rooftop that will have seating for 40 people, and a small bar area beneath the dining room.

There is no word when they are set to open the doors, but Fin and Fire should definitely be on your future visit lists.



Chef Matthew Kenney was an early convert to the raw food movement. Since the 90s, he’s played a major role in the development of sophisticated raw cuisine while building a company that now includes restaurants, academies, books, apps, and catering with a global reach. His goal is not only to make raw food gourmet, delicious, and fine-dining appropriate, but to make it accesible to all.

We caught up with the chef at his beautiful new restaurant M.A.K.E in Santa Monica to learn a bit about the evolution of raw food.

Get a peek inside Kenney’s new spot below in the latest episode of LAC TV, and read the full story in the January/February Art issue of LA CANVAS.