Happy Thanksgiving From Toddrickallen!

I’d like to take this moment to thank all my dedicated readers and everyone who visits this site and wish all a very Happy Thanksgiving.  I’m very grateful to you for giving me the inspiration and support to keep exploring the excitement of the LA food scene.  May your Holiday be filled with great food, family and friends, fun, and all manner of deliciousness!

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What’s Going On At Air Food In Santa Monica?

When a promising and plucky new French restaurant burst onto the scene early last year, I was hopeful that Air Food would be a new neighborhood favorite.  But Downtown Santa Monica can be a tricky neighborhood.  By all appearances, it looks like they have abandoned their location at 109 Broadway.  Yelp is reporting them as temporarily closed, but the place is nearly gutted and… we’ve seen this before.

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Avo Café Coming To Pico In Santa Monica.

It looks like a small vegan café with a previous footprint in the neighborhood is moving into the diminutive space at 306 Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica that once housed Lifefood Organic.  A reader pointed out a note taped to the front door indicates this will be the future home of vegan eatery Avo Café.  It looks like they’re not too far from opening, but in the mean time check out their menu of breakfasts, bowls, Panini, and pizza here.

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Kanpai Japanese Sushi Bar & Grill Expanding To Santa Monica

Remember back in May when a reader sent me to the empty space at 2212 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica to check out an recently posted ABC application?  At the time, I couldn’t find out much information on the business listed as “Miracle Scoops”.  But a small now hiring notice taped to the front door spills the beans.  It appears that this location will be a branch of expanding minichain Kanpai Japanese Sushi Bar and Grill.

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Remembering Those Affected By Fire…

Please remember our neighbors who have been affected by the Woolsey fire, and throughout California, by supporting the important work of the American Red Cross.  Consider making a donation to help those who are struggling in the wake of fire’s devastation.  Click here to help, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make an automatic $10 donation.

Rock House Sliders Slipping Into Century City

One of the last remaining spaces in the food court of the Westfield Century City Shopping Center is getting a new resident.  Plywood covering the space lets us know that Sunset Blvd. burger joint Rock House Sliders will soon be landing in the tony mall.  Not sure when they will be opening, but you can look for a straight forward menu of diminutive burgers, fries, and shakes.

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Fresh N’ Lean Lands On Montana Ave.

Back in May, I told you about the demise of Rawkin Juice from the location at 705 Montana Ave. in Santa Monica.  And now it looks like there’s a new tenant moving in.  Window signage is up informing us that this will be a branch of meal delivery service Fresh n’ Lean.  Promising healthy food that is “Fresh as F*#!” (their slogan painted on the wall inside), Fresh n’ Lean has locations throughout the U.S.

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