Pure Food Bringing Organic, Plant-Based Falafels To Santa Monica

I’ve been watching the space that used to house the little diner Tulip Cafe at 1314 Colorado Ave. in a desolate industrial part of Santa Monica.  It’s been idle for a while, then a notice appeared maybe a year or two ago that an experimental new eatery was moving in.  Then that notice disappeared.  Now a plucky new restaurant is going to give the quirky location a try.  A banner over the door announces that Pure Food will soon inhabit the diminutive space.  You can read the menu here, but it looks like falafels are the star of the show, as well as other Mediterranean specialties.

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Everytable Closes In Century City, Santa Monica

Trouble for Everytable?  With a visionary concept of bringing fresh, nutritious, made-from-scratch meals to a fast food world, Everytable ambitiously sought to transform the food scene along the lines of what McDonald’s did a half century ago.  But sadly, their location in the Westfield Century City Shopping Center is now vacant, and so is their spot in Santa Monica’s mercurial The Gallery.  Other locations appear to be open.

Everytable Century City…

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Everytable Santa Monica…

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HRB Bringing Hand Rolls To Century City Soon…

A prominant window display lets us know that HRB The Hand Roll Bar Experience is landing in the freestanding shop located on the second floor, just outside of the Food Court of the Westfield Century City Shopping Center.  The still-developing website doesn’t list a menu yet, but I think we can take a wild stab at what will be on offer.  It looks like there’s a location coming to Downtown LA as well, on W 6th St.

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Sweet Jesus Bringing Heavenly Confections To West Hollywood

A prominent window display at 8360 Melrose in West Hollywood proclaims the impending triumphant arrival of Sweet Jesus, a Toronto-based ice cream chain.  While cheekily-named, Sweet Jesus’ website makes it clear that they don’t want to “offer commentary on anyone’s religion”, but rather deliver “pimped out” soft serve ice cream cones with lofty heights and creative add-ons.  They also do cakes, shakes, and frappés  as well.  Sweet Jesus has locations across Canada, and one other US location on the East Coast.  I’m predicting that Sweet Jesus and Paul Smith‘s nearby notorious pink wall will be a social media match made in heaven…

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Allspice Now Closed In West Hollywood

On a tip from a reader (Thanks Shawn!), I went to check out what was going on at Mediterranean eatery Allspice Kitchen & Grill at 7501 Sunset in West Hollywood. Sure enough, a large for lease sign on the front and gutted interior confirm that they have indeed closed.  Their Yelp page promises a temporary closure, but I think it’s safe to say there looks to be little hope of that…

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Erin Mckenna’s Bakery Now Dishing Donuts In Santa Monica…

Back in August of last year, I told you about a new treat shop landing in the old Blue Plate space at 1415 Montana Ave.  You wouldn’t know it from the lack of signs, but Santa Monica’s branch of Erin McKenna’s Bakery opened over the weekend, joining locations in New York, Orlando, and on Larchmont.  Look for a menu of donuts, muffins, cakes, and other sweets, as well as breakfast and lunch items that are vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and kosher.

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