Tangaroa Fish Market Coming Soon To CC

Looks like a New Zealand-themed restaurant/market concept is under construction at 12604 Washington Blvd. in Culver City, across from A-Frame. Named after the Maori god of the sea, Tangaroa Fish Market & Raw Bar will focus on a seafood-centric offering in its market and casual restaurant, but will also feature local farmers’ markets produce,  artisan cheeses, breads, tapenades, New Zealand and local wines, beers, and sake according to their still-developing website.  No word on an opening date, but I’ll keep my eye on it…




Laemmle Theater’s Rooftop Restaurant…

I’ve already reported that the Laemmle Theater at 1332 Second Street in Santa Monica is undergoing a major remodel and is planning on a new French lobby restaurant possibly named La Dolce Vita.  But according to the use permit application posted on the construction site, not only will there by a 181 seat groundfloor restaurant, there will also be a 165 seat rooftop restaurant as well.  Additionally, there will be beer and wine available in the 6 theaters.  Look for a December re-opening.


Upper West’s Special Scotch Whiskey Dinner On August 14th

Scotland aficionados, lovers of Scotch whiskey, and adventurous eaters will all be thrilled that West LA’s Upper West with Bruichladdich Islay Single Malt Whiskey is hosting a special dinner on August 14th.  Starting at 7:00pm, the inventive 5 course meal will be paired with various Scotch Whiskeys and include at least one course of something called “Haggis Mousse” (hmmm…).  Cost is $70 and you can score your rezzie by calling (310) 586-1111.