Lenny’s Deli Abruptly Disappears From Westwood Blvd.

Well this is a shocker…  I’ve been hearing from readers who were astonished to learn that West LA landmark Lenny’s Deli abruptly shut its doors for good over the weekend at their 2379 Westwood Blvd. location.  Sure enough, a hand-written note pasted on the front declares that they are “officially closed”.   I’m not sure what has happened, or what will become of the massive space, but I’ll keep watching…

Update:  Eater has the full skinny here.

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What’s Going On In Westwood? Döner Done, More!

As you can tell if you read this blog, it’s been a hard Summer for restaurants…  But seriously, what’s going on in Westwood?  A quick jog around the Village left me gobsmacked, with no less that four restaurants recently deceased.  Last week I told you about the disappearance of long-standing Westwood anchor Tanino.  But add to the list Nushii, Lollicup, and perhaps most surprising, Spireworks.  If you recall, Spireworks burst on the scene back in 2016 and caused a stir by introducing The Westside to its signature Turkish döner (spit-roasted meat).  I’m not sure why the sudden exodus, but I’ll keep watching.

Ca’Dario Trattoria & Pizzeria Coming To Montecito

For those of you who take your staycations in Montecito comes this news:  A popular name in Santa Barbara Italian fare is opening a branch in the Coast Village Plaza at 1187 Coast Village Road.  Ca’Dario Trattoria & Pizzeria will be battling stiff  competition along the already red sauce laden strip.  We wish them the best of luck…

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Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop Folds In Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills can be a tricky location for casual lunch spots.  Sadly, one that has survived the sturm und drang for 10 years recently closed shop.  A gracious note on the front door lets us know that Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop has quit its location at 9671 Wilshire Blvd.  Greenleaf has six other locations across the LA/OC area.

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Tanino Finished In Westwood…

Well this came as a bit of shock, but longstanding red sauce joint Tanino Ristorante Bar appears to be finished at 1043 Westwood Blvd.  Tanino anchored the mercurial Westwood food scene for 20 years, but sadly paper is now covering the windows.  I’m not sure what happened, but I’ll keep watching to see what develops…

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Yagourt & Bougatsa Gone From Century City…

Competition for dairy-based treats in the Westfield Century City Shopping Center is stiff.  The latest victim?  While I’m not entirely sure when it happened, I’ve noticed that Yagourt & Bougatsa has cleared out of their space in the kiosk just outside of their parent restaurant Petros.  It seems that all in not quite settled in Century City yet…

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Bluestone Lane Paving The Way In Brentwood

If you’ve noticed all the construction on the building at 11601 San Vicente Blvd. in Brentwood, on the corner of Wilshire, you may be wondering what’s coming…  Window paper recently went up letting us all know that the prominent location will soon be the home of Brentwood’s first branch of rapidly-expanding Australian coffee chain Bluestone Lane.  Where to find parking on the busy corner is anyone’s guess…

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