“Delicious Acai Bowls” On Offer Soon In CC…

I recently noticed that a new restaurant is going into the freshly renovated space that used to house a discount store at 11030 Washington Blvd. (corner of Tilden) in Culver City.  While the sign doesn’t mention a name, looks like they’ll be offering “delicious acai bowls”.  There’s no indication of when the new superfood restaurant will open, but I’ll keep my eye on it…

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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Landing Soon On Wilshire At Federal…

Signs recently went up announcing that a brand spanking new branch of locally-based java behemoth Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf will soon be taking over the space on the southwest corner of the hyper-busy intersection of Wilshire and Federal in West LA.  Seems like an interesting choice for location given the craziness of the traffic and lack of parking.  No word on an opening date but I’ll keep checking…

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Creams & Dreams Ice Cream Coming Soon To Downtown SM…

I just noticed the signs up at 219 Arizona (Third St. Promenade) in Santa Monica announcing the future arrival of a brand new venture, Creams & Dreams Ice Cream Shop.  The space had recently housed clothing boutique Hydrate and previously Frey Wille.  Not much news out there yet and no word on an opening date, but I’ll keep watching…

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Yoshinoya Updates Itself In New Digs In Westchester

I haven’t heard much news from Japanese chain Yoshinoya in quite a while, but it looks as though they’re about to up their game.  Signs indicate that they are poised to take over the corner spot in a brand new development on the corner of Manchester and Bellanca in Westchester.  And it appears as though the dusty brand, founded in Tokyo over a century ago, is about to get a reboot.  The new signs read Yoshinoya Japanese Kitchen.  They look close to opening, but until then, read more about their signature teriyaki bowls here. 

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Juice Crafters Now Open On Ocean Park In SM…

The cold-pressed organic juice craze continues its inexorable conquest of the Westside as evidence by the expansion of local chain Juice Crafters into the storefront at 2811 Ocean Park Blvd. in Santa Monica.  Still in their soft opening, you can get 50% off through this Saturday.  Read more about their menu and find other locations here. 

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Jessica Biel’s Au Fudge Landing Soon On Melrose In WeHo

 

Apparently actress Jessica Biel has long wanted to bring her organic restaurant idea Au Fudge into existence, and now it looks as though she’s almost there.  I recently noticed an application posted in the window of the space that used to house Smoke and Artichoke’s Heart at 9010 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood announcing the impending arrival of Au Fudge.  The concept? A kid-friendly environment that New York Magazine is calling a “Soho House for kids”… and by kids, we mean well-heeled and connected kids.  According to an announcement on the website Jessica Biel Central, looks like the A-list little ones can expect an opening sometime between February and April of next year.

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Ruth’s Chris Now Open In MDR

The iconic and staid palace of upscale dining Ruth’s Chris Steak House is now open in Marina Del Rey in the Marina Marketplace at 13450 Maxella Ave., second floor.  With over 135 locations worldwide, Ruth’s Chris is currently the world’s largest luxury steak restaurant.  Check out their menu and read more their hot buttered plates here. 

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