Philz Coffee Opens Tuesday In El Segundo

A great many of you have been eagerly anticipating the opening of the El Segundo branch of wildly popular San Francisco-based Philz Coffee, at 2191 Rosecrans Ave.  Philz Coffee will officially throw open its doors and begin dispensing mint mojito coffees on Tuesday, April 24.  But if you pop by on Monday, April 23rd, you can sample complimentary coffee and pastries.  You’re welcome…

 

 

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Sensible Seasonal Healthy Food Takes Over Fresh Healthy Café In Santa Monica Place

The food scene in Santa Monica Place is as mercurial as ever…  A banner affixed over the top of the old sign informs us that Fresh Healthy Café has transformed into Sensible Seasonal Healthy Food.  Expect a similar menu of smoothies, bowls, salads, panini, and wraps at the free-standing food court lunch counter.

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Carvery Kitchen Quits Santa Monica, Lands In LA

Recently, I discovered that popular sandwich spot Carvery Kitchen had vacated its space at 3101 Ocean Park Blvd. in Santa Monica.  The space is completely gutted and all signs have been removed.  But all is not lost… According to their website, Carvery Kitchen is moving to 8832 Pico Blvd. in LA, previously the home of Mexikosher.  I went by to check out their progress. The plucky “Ultimate Deli” had planned on a soft opening April 16th, but they appear to be behind schedule and have a way to go.

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Kreation Organic Coming To Brentwood… With Beer And Wine!

Just a few weeks ago, I told you about the collective gasp from locals when Gaucho Grill quit its location at 11754 San Vicente Blvd. in Brentwood.  Wasting no time whatsoever, an ABC application taped to the front of the space indicates that Kreation Organic is moving in.  Known for their “pressed juices” and “kleanses”, you probably wouldn’t automatically associate Kreation Organic with beer and wine.  I’ll keep my eye on this one…

Mendocino Farms Opens Today (April 12) In Brentwood

And while we’re on the subject of openings…  It was back in December of last year when I figured out that upscale sandwich shop Mendocino Farms was landing in the old Noah’s Bagels space at 11911 San Vicente Blvd.  Mendocino Farms officially opens today (April 12th), providing farm-to-table artisan sandwiches and salads to the good people of Brentwood.

Erewhon Opens April 11 In Santa Monica

I first noticed that natural foods grocer Erewhon was coming to Santa Monica late last year.  After extensive construction, it appears they are about to open.  According to the notices pasted on the front, the bright shiny new Erewhon officially opens at 9am on April 11th at 2800 Wilshire Blvd., and features a “beautiful patio, terraced courtyard, and a street-level view of Erewhon’s open kitchen”.

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Bluestone Lane Coffee Shop Bringing Flat Whites To Santa Monica

Apparently almost over night, a new coffee shop has landed in the old space of the disappeared chain Juice Served Here.  With locations on both coasts, and 2 other locations in the LA area, Bluestone Lane is now up and running at 631 Wilshire Blvd.  Besides coffee and tea, the Australian coffee shop offers a menu of cold-pressed juices, “grab and go items”, oatmeal, and open-faced toasts including, you guessed it, avocado toast.

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