STUDIO CITY ( — Going out for a night on the town? Head to XEN Lounge in Studio City.

Owners and actors Duane Martin and Tisha Campbell Martin visited the KCAL9 studios Monday to talk about their new lounge.

XEN opened in September 2012 and his named after the Martins’ son. The restaurant, bar, and lounge is a venture of actor, writer, producer, and entrepreneur Duane Martin, who was determined to bring a dynamic nightspot with a strong culinary program to Ventura Boulevard.


• Small plates: $7-16
• Large plates: $15-32
• Desserts: $9
• Wines by the glass: $8-15
• Cocktails: $12
• Beer: $7-14

• Restaurant
• Monday-Saturday 6 p.m.-midnight
• Sunday 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

• Monday-Sunday 6 p.m.-2 a.m.

Mac and Cheese Cupcakes recipe:
Xen Mac & Cheese

2 lbs Cooked Macaroni
¼ cup melted butter
3 cups sharp cheddar
1 ½ cup Gruyere
½ cup Munster
½ cup Provolone
½ cup Gouda
1 cup Milk
3 each eggs
1/3 cup crème fraiche
1 cup bread crumbs
1 Tbsp onion powder
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp chili flake
2 tsp salt
pinch cayenne

Mix all ingredients

Form into balls
Chill for 30 minutes
Preheat cupcake tin in 450 degree oven
Put in mold bake for 9-10 minutes

XEN is located at 10628 Venutura Boulevard in Studio City.


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