100% Ice Cream & Coffee Coming To Santa Monica Place

As you know, mall food courts have been hit hard with closures.  The third floor of Santa Monica Place is no exception.  But one plucky contender is going to give it a try.  Plywood is up on the space just to the left of the food court announcing that something named 100% Ice Cream & Coffee is moving in.  I don’t have much information on this place, but the sign says that organic grass fed ice cream will be on offer.

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Tartine Santa Monica’s Opening Date Will Be…

This just landed in my inbox…  Ever since I first told you about Tartine‘s expansion to Santa Monica, a great many of you have been checking for updates, so here ya go:  Tartine Santa Monica will throw open their doors on March 17 at 1925 Arizona.  Hours are Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 3:00pm, Saturday – Sunday: 8:00am – 4:00pm.  You’re welcome…

What’s Going On At Yogiyo And Seasalt In Santa Monica?

On a tip from a reader (Thanks Adrian!), I went by to check on the suspect state of affairs at 508 and 510 Santa Monica Blvd. in Downtown Santa Monica.  The reader had told me that next door neighbors Seasalt Fish Grill and Yogiyo Korean BBQ had closed down.  Sure enough, both are locked tight.  However, both also have exactly the same sign in the window saying that they will be “re-opening soon”.  I don’t want to pronounce them permanently closed, but we’ve seen this before…

Beach & Brew Replacing Kifune In Venice

When landmark Kifune Sushi Bar closed up shop at the end of last year after 34 years due to the owner’s retirement, it left a giant hole at 405 Washington Blvd in Venice.  Now it looks like a new venture is giving the prominent corner a go:  An ABC application taped to the front door informs us that something called Beach & Brew is moving in.  I can’t seem to find much on B&B, so if you have information let me know…

The Beverly Hills Tea Room Replaces Bedford & Burns In Beverly Hills

Readers have been letting me know that Bedford & Burns has disappeared from Beverly Hills.  The American bistro and bar has had a long history in Beverly Hills, but had been in its current incarnation at 369 N Bedford Dr. since 2013.  Apparently something new has quickly and quietly slipped in to take its place.  An ABC application in the window lists the business as The Beverly Hills Tea Room.  But a notice in the window explaining the current closure due to floor repair lists the name as The Bar & Tea Room.  Let me know if you have more information…

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Bok Bok Continues Its Expansion Westward With Two New Locations…

The recent turnover in the food court of the Century City Shopping Center is breathing new life to into the dining scene there.  Plywood is up on the space that used to house Bibigo Kitchen (which has moved locations in the mall) announcing the impending arrival of Bok Bok Mediterranean.  And that’s not all:  According to their website, they will be opening a location at 235 Main St. in Venice as well.  Look for a menu of panini, pitas, and plates of shawerma, falafel, rotisserie chicken, with other Mediterranean specialties.

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Gratitude Kitchen & Bar Not Feeling It In Beverly Hills…

Competition for diners’ attentions can be stiff in Beverly Hills.  A recent casualty appears to be The Golden Triangle’s branch of plant-based powerhouse Gratitude Kitchen & Bar, which has closed its location at 419 N Canon.  I’m not sure what happened, but I’ll keep my eye on the space to see what may develop.

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