Back in April I told you about the impending arrival of a tony new wine shop on the corner of Little Santa Monica and Canon in Beverly Hills. Oenophile wonderland Heritage Fine Wines is now up and running at 9400 S. Santa Monica Blvd. and the reviews are (mostly) good. But the best part besides the wine? They are also carrying bread from Paris’ ridiculously famous boulangerie, Poilane.
Originally hailing from Sherman Oaks and with locations throughout SoCal, Sharkey’s Woodfired Mexican Grill is expanding further. The new location will be in the Villa Marina Marketplace Mall at 4371 Glencoe Ave., Space #16, in the cul-de-sac between Pavilions and CVS. No word on when their signature brand of “fresh, natural, and organic” Mexican food will be available, but until then, read more here.
Marina Del Rey’s very own branch of Florida-based national chain RA Sushi Bar Restaurant is now up and running in the Marina Marketplace at 13450 Maxella Avenue. While they are still waiting for their liquor license to come through, Ra offers a menu of (of course) signature sushi, bowls, bento boxes, and plates, all served in a “sexy environment” with a “big side of Anything Can Happen” that you can read more about here.
Earlier in the week I told you about a new Vietnamese restaurant’s anticipated opening in the Westfield Century City Shopping Center. Good to their word, NiBi Pho Bistro is now up and running in the food court. With one other restaurant in the city of Commerce, you can check out their Facebook page here.
If you’ve ever marvelled at the fact that you can get a bottle of Frank Family chardonnay for $34 at South Beverly Grill, or Shafer at Hillstone in Santa Monica for $65, then you are well acquainted with the fact that the wine buyers at the Hillstone Restaurant Group (Gulfstream, Houston’s, R & D Kitchen, etc.) know what they’re doing. Now’s your chance to take advantage of their expertise… Just to the left of their South Beverly Grill and Honor Bar, Hillstone has quietly opened a retail store, Honor Wines and Spirits at 114 South Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills. They offer a carefully curated selection and other perks such as no corkage in any of their restaurants when purchased from Honor, and table side purchase at SBG. I was thrilled to come across a personal favorite, Stuhlmuller.
With one location already in The Citadel in Commerce, looks like Vietnamese restaurant NiBi Pho Bistro is trying their hand with a Westside audience. Signs recently went up on the space that used to house Kichi Grill in the Century City Shopping Center announcing the impending arrival. Look for an opening sometime next week, according to the notice. In the mean time, check out some reviews here.
I’ve just noticed that local fave take-out sushi joint Tomu Fish (formerly Kamiyama Sushi) has vacated its space across from the Manhattan Village Mall at 3001 North Sepulveda in Manhattan Beach. And the space has already found a new tenant. Not sure what the name will be, but according to the banner out front we can expect a new Brazilian restaurant soon…