Kippy’s! Kicks The Bucket In Venice

Having opened in 2013, Kippy’s! Non-Dairy Ice Cream Shop had high hopes when they moved their location from Lincoln Blvd. to 245 Main St. in Venice.  Last week, however, a sad note was taped to the front door pronouncing Kippy’s! as closed.  A more detailed notice on their website graciously thanks their customers and promises a comeback.  We wish them the best of luck.

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Pinkberry Disappears From Downtown Santa Monica…

Once a darling with posing celebrities, Pinkberry lead the pack in the frozen yogurt explosion a number of years back.  Could this be an indication that times and tastes have moved on?  I was surprised to see that Pinkberry has vanished from its prime location at 1456 Third Street Promenade.  I’ll keep watching to see what may take over the space.

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Good Food, Good Drink, And A Good Cause

If you follow this site, then you know that Toddrickallen is your trusted Westside food news source.   In order to keep as clean as possible, you will never see reviews, and I generally don’t do endorsements…  except for one time a year.   This is an organization I thoroughly support and is worthy of your consideration.  Proceeds will go toward bringing the PS Science program to children in schools where science is otherwise rarely, if ever, taught.  AND there’s excellent food and drink as well…

Go Get Em Tiger Coming To Culver City

Window paper is up on one of the ground floor spaces in the mixed-use One Culver complex that sits between Washington and Culver Blvd. announcing a branch of innovative coffee purveyors Go Get Em Tiger.  This branch will be their farthest west to date and sits on the Culver Blvd. side of the property, in space 104.  GGET began as a pop-up in the Sqirl Café in 2012 and has currently expanded to seven locations.  No word on an opening date yet.GGET.jpg

 

NC’s Jazz Shack Swings Into Santa Monica

I’ve been watching the commodious space at 1413 5th St. in Downtown Santa Monica ever since its longstanding tenant, Wokcano, disappeared about a year ago.  It finally looks like a new venture is moving in.  An ABC application recently went up announcing the impending arrival of NC’s Jazz Shack.  I can’t seem to find much information out there on NC’s, but I’ll keep watching…

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Ladurée X Matthew Kenney Takes Beverly Hills By Storm

Here’s some eyebrow-raising news…  Beverly Hills’ branch of chic Parisian patisserie Ladurée, in an astonishing feat of vegan ingenuity, has recently gone 100% plant based!  The collaboration with plant-based superstar Matthew Kenney has produced Ladurée X Matthew Kenney, the first of its kind in the world.  One the menu?  Standards such as Ladurée benedict, French onion soup, croquet monsieur, and salade niçoise.  And in case you’re wondering, the pastries, viennoiseries, cakes, and macarons (now including hemp flavor) are all there in full glory.  According to the website, the collab is being extended to other locations throughout the world as well. 

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