It seems like you can’t swing a dead cat in Santa Monica without hitting a branch of ubiquitous sandwich chain Subway. That’s why it’s surprising the one located at 3023 Wilshire Blvd. closed down. And the replacement? Competitor Jimmy John’s is about to give Santa Monica its first branch.
I’ve been carefully watching the space at 9527 S Santa Monica Blvd. in Beverly Hills that used to house ill-fated B H Poke. I knew something was moving in, but I couldn’t confirm what. The new tenants left cryptic messages here and there, and had a daisy painted on the front at one point. But a note taped to the window finally lets the cat out of the bag. It appears that this location will be the future home of The Kind Ones. While there’s not a ton of information out there, this article in Fitt LA explains that The Kind Ones has its roots in Kuwait, and specializes in breakfast sandwiches and bowls, the former being served in open-top boxes on proprietary brioche buns that purportedly require the baker to sign a “non-disclosure agreement “. Their Yelp page lists the opening as November 2nd.
And while we’re on the subject of closures… I’m not sure when this happened, but I only recently noticed that Santa Monica’s popular sushi restaurant and after work bar scene Wokcano has quietly disappeared from its location at 1413 5th St. in Downtown Santa Monica. I’ll keep watching to see what hopeful contender may vie for the cavernous space.
Well, this was a bit of a shocker… The other day, when I popped in for a green lemonade to M Café Beverly Hills, I was greeted with a note on the front informing me that after 10 years they had “officially closed”. Not sure what happened, but I’ll keep my eye on their space at 9433 Brighton Way to see what develops.
Remember back in January when I first told you about the impending arrival of a cult fave bakery to the space at 225 Main St. in Downtown El Segundo? Well, after what seemed like an eternity, Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery throws open their doors for their grand opening at 5pm today, with festivities and freebies the entire weekend. With over 200 locations, and appearances on Cupcake Wars, The View, and in USA Today, the confectionary treat shop is sure to become destination.
I’m passing this along… PS Science is an excellent cause that I personally support. I’ll see you there!
Looking for some post Halloween fun? Celebrate Día de los Muertos with us! Please join PS Science for an amazing night of fun to support exceptional science education in low-income elementary schools. Proceeds will go toward bringing the PS Science program to children in schools where science is otherwise rarely, if ever, taught.
• Enjoy unlimited craft beer, wine, and tasty tacos as well as rocking music, science explorations, and bar games
• At Boomtown Brewery in the Arts District of downtown LA!
• 21+ only
• Parking limited – ridesharing encouraged
• Up to $25 cash back reward on your Uber to the event through Freebird Rides
General admission $75 Admit one
Lab Partner $300 Expedited entry for 2/exclusive 7pm Brewmeister tour and tasting
Quantum Partner $500 Expedited entry for 2 with VIP access to food and bar/exclusive 7pm Brewmeister tour and tasting
Can’t attend? Support us by donating at psscience.org
Now an independent non-profit organization, PS Science began as a project of the Crossroads Community Outreach Foundation with critical seed funding from The Lemelson Foundation and the ongoing financial and operational support of Crossroads School.
Thanks to a tip from eagle-eyed reader Frank, who’s been keeping watch on the erstwhile home of O + O Sicilian Kitchen in Santa Monica, I went by to check things out. Easy to miss, a new ABC Application has gone up on the front door. It appears that a branch of Rakkan Ramen will soon be moving into the space 1705 Ocean Ave. Suite 111 (Behind the former Joan’s on Third). The Japanese chain has two other locations around LA, and is known for its plant-based dashi that is easily customized to accommodate vegans.