Gelato-Go Coming To Downtown El Segundo

It looks like El Segundo is getting a new frozen treat shop.  Downtown’s hippest art gallery El Cuervo recently closed at 417 Main St.  A new sign in the window lets us know that expanding chain Gelato-Go will soon be delivering artisanal Italian gelato to the good people of El Segundo.

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S Bar By Katsuya Landing In Brentwood

For a long while now a teaser in the window of the space just to the right of Brentwood’s perpetually busy Katsuya let us know that a new “experience” was heading our way.  Now we know what it is.  Plywood just went up around the space announcing that a new branch of SBE’s S Bar at Katsuya is moving in.  While I can’t tell you exactly what to expect, I think we can get an idea by looking at Miami’s S Bar Brickell.

 

 

Toranj Replacing Grilliant In Westwood

It was only back in May when I told you about the demise of the short-lived branch of Mediterranean eatery Grilliant from their space at 10861 Lindbrook Dr. in Westwood.  Wasting no time, a new ABC application has appeared on the front.  The business name is listed as Toranj, a word that, depending on what part of the world you are in, can mean different things.  But since the applicant is listed as Chicken Chick Corp., I think its a safe guess that poultry will be on the menu.  We’ll have to wait and see what develops…

 

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Piccalilli Coming Soon To Culver City

Something is coming to the corner location at 3850 Main St. #A in Downtown Culver City.  An ABC application lists the business name as Wild Child, which also happens to be the name of a kid’s gym nearby.  But right next to the application, a small sign promises us that Piccalilli is soon to inhabit the space.  It’s not uncommon for an ABC application to list a prototype name (or no name) and then later change the name to something else, so I’m betting on Piccalilli.  I can’t find out much information on the new “general eating place”, so I guess we’ll have to wait and see…

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SaMo PRIDE Events At The Gallery…

Downtown Santa Monica’s premier Food Hall The Gallery is hosting Pride events this weekend to correspond to the first ever SaMo PRIDE Festival.  All this week we are promised “unicorn food specials”.  On Friday (June 14), from 7pm-10pm on The Deck, there will be Drag Bingo hosted by Pandora Boxx with prizes and giveaways.  And on Saturday, during PRIDE on The Promenade, The Gallery will have food and drink booths set up.  Read more about the events here.

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Signs Of Life At Melisse…

LA fine dining legend Melisse closed it doors at 1104 Santa Monica Blvd. in Santa Monica back in March with a vague promise of reopening soon.  At the time, there were a lot of unanswered questions (including whether or not the name of the establishment would continue to be Melisse), and Chef Josiah Citrin wasn’t spilling the beans.  But things appear to be moving forward.  A note on their website promises a Fall 2019 opening and a “whole new menu and concept”.  And late last week a new ABC application appeared, hidden in the front entrance, that continues to name the business as “Melisse“.  I’ll keep watching…

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Wahoo’s Fish Taco Set To Close In Brentwood…

I recently heard from a reader (Thanks Steve!) that Brentwood neighborhood fixture Wahoo’s Fish Taco was going to close at 11911 Wilshire Blvd. after a nearly 20 year run.  For lease signs point to the sad fact, but a notice on the door confirms that they will indeed close at Summer’s end.  All may not be lost though, according to the notice, they are looking for a new space somewhere nearby…

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