EVO Kitchen Now Closed On Sunset

A reader (Thanks Shawn L.!) has passed along information that EVO Kitchen has called it quits.  Known for their vegan, vegetarian, organic, and gluten-free options, the restaurant has quietly vacated their home of nine years at 7950 Sunset Blvd. (corner of Hayworth) in LA.  I’m not sure what happened, but you can read their gracious good-bye note below.

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Wally’s Opening Date In Santa Monica…

Ever since I first told you about wine wonderland Wally’s impending arrival to the space at 214 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica, a whole lot of you have been checking for details and peppering me with questions about an opening date.  So here you go…  A spokesperson informed me yesterday that Wally’s will officially throw open their doors on October 6th.  You’re welcome.

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Urban Plates Dishing Soon In Manhattan Beach

If you read this blog, you probably know that Manhattan Village, the upscale shopping center on the corner of Rosecrans and Sepulveda in Manhattan Beach, is getting tarted up with a major redo.  I’ve been watching carefully to see what the new dining scene will look like.  The latest news?  It appears that the space that used to be the home of Sesame Moe’s will soon be a branch of San Diego-based Urban Plates.  It looks like they’re shooting for a Spring Opening.

 

 

Violet Coming Soon To Westwood

 

 

It looks like the lucky students at UCLA are about to get a new eatery.   An ABC application taped to the front of the space that used to be the home of Saks Teriyaki at 1121 S Glendon Ave in Westwood let’s us know that a new restaurant, Violet, is moving in.  Not sure of an opening date, or much else for that matter including whether or not it is related to previous restaurants bearing the same name, but I’ll keep watching…

Update:  Eater got the skinny of Violet.  Read the details here.

Broxton’s Westwood Grand Opening Date…

Last year, I told you that the name of the new brewpub taking over the cavernous and iconic Yamato space, at 1099 Westwood Blvd., was going to be Broxton.  Since then, a great many of you have been checking for updates and asking me for an opening date.  And now we have one:  A notice taped to the front door lets us know that Broxton is shooting for a grand opening on October 7th.  Check out Eater’s recent article for peek inside.  You’re welcome.Broxton.jpg

 

Teuscher’s New Home In Beverly Hills…

Back in July, we learned that Swiss chocolate purveyor Teuscher had vacated their long-held corner space at 9548 Brighton Way to make way for a flashy new chocolatier with an SLS Hotel pastry chef cred.  But all is not lost for the beloved chocolate institution.  Paper is up in the window of the former Pretty Ballerinas shop just across the street at 371 N Camden Dr. informing us that this will soon be their new home.  Meanwhile, their coffee shop The Café, continues to chug out cappuccinos in their temporary location at 430 N Camden.

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Alfred Tea Room Opens In Brentwood

Back in March, I told you about the impending arrival of cult coffee shop Alfred’s less-caffeinated offshoot Alfred Tea Room to the  space at 11928 San Vicente Blvd. in Brentwood.  For all of you who have been eagerly checking for updates I have this happy news:  Alfred Tea opened this week.  Expect a menu of tea, milk tea, and matcha in a bright and cheery tiled setting with an outdoor patio.

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