Alfalfa Opening LA’s First Branch In Santa Monica

I noticed new window covering on the diminutive space that used to house short-lived Astro Donghnuts & Fried Chicken at 2309 Main St. in Santa Monica.  Upon closer inspection, the covering reveals that something called Alfalfa is moving in.  And what is Alfalfa?  As it turns out, the only other branch is in Hoboken, New Jersey, so this will be their first LA area branch.  Look for a menu of salads, soups, breakfast burritos, and doughnuts served in a “warm atmosphere”.  While it looks like they’re still developing the Santa Monica menu, you can check out the menu of their Hoboken location here.  We wish them the best of luck.

4 Jems Opening A Restaurant In Santa Monica

It appears that something new is coming the space that used to house the second incarnation of Books and Cookies at 2309 Main St. in Santa Monica, at least according to a recently posted ABC application.  The application lists the applicant as 4 Jems Restaurants LLC, but omits an actual business name.  An online search yields links to buzzy Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken in LA.  So, I guess we’ll have to wait and see what develops.  Let me know if you have any information…