Poke Club Bringing Yet More Raw Fish To LA

Is there room in Los Angeles for more poke shops?  They seem to be everywhere lately and you seldom have to walk more than 500 feet to find some form of raw fish.  With all that competition a new contender, Poke Club, is about to give it a go.  They are close to opening a new restaurant at 463 S. La Brea Ave. in Los Angeles.  We wish them luck…

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Continental Kitchen Coming To Beverly Hills

WeHo’s Continental Kitchen is expanding.  Signs are up on the space at 8300 Wilshire Blvd. (corner of San Vicente) in Beverly Hills, that used to house BrewDog Pub, announcing the impending arrival.  And it looks like they’re fairly close to opening.  Expect a large and varied menu of smoothies, salads, breakfasts, burgers, wraps, bowls, and more.

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Soom Soom Fresh Mediterranean Expands Into Brentwood

With locations in Beverly Hills and LA, it looks like purveyors of healthy, organic Mediterranean food Soom Soom are living up to their website’s promise to expand “across Los Angeles and beyond”.  Paper is covering the window at 11704 South Barrington Court announcing their impending arrival.  I’m not sure how far along their progress is, but I’ll keep watching.

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Earthbar Opening A New Location In Santa Monica

Self-described “healthy supply company” Earthbar appears to be expanding rapidly.  With one location just over a block away in Equinox, they are opening a storefront  at 1447 Ocean Ave. in Downtown Santa Monica, facing the beach.  Find out if you are an “Earthbar Earthling“, and read more about their proprietary supplements, herbal formulas, and sports nutrition here.

Nyesha Arrington’s Native Opens Tuesday In Santa Monica

It was back in June when I first noticed an ABC application on the front of the erstwhile Santa Monica Yacht Club at 820 Santa Monica Blvd.  While the app didn’t give us many clues as to the name of the new restaurant (it listed the name as Santa Monica Yacht Club), it did inform us that Top Chef and former Leona chef Nyesha Arrington was going to be in the kitchen.  Since then, I’ve been watching carefully and can now report that the new restaurant’s name is Native.  They opened for friends and family over the weekend, but Native will officially throw open its doors on Tuesday, November 14, at which time they will begin accepting reservations.  Look for a California inspired menu with such things as chestnut capellini with forest mushrooms, snow peas, and buratta; honey mustard black cod with cauliflower apple puree and mizuna; and rabbit sugo with semolina spatzle, pickled green tomato, and sauce diable.

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