Roast Is Done In Brentwood Village

On a tip from a reader (Thanks JP!), I went by to check out what was going on at Roast Deli & Market in Brentwood Village.  The windows are papered over and the signs have been pulled from their space at 147 S. Barrington Ave.  While their website is still up, Yelp is reporting them as closed, and so am I.  I’ll watch to see what might move in.

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Soom Soom Fresh Opens Today In Brentwood

It was back in November of last year, when I first noticed that healthy, organic Mediterranean restaurant Soom Soom was expanding into the space at 11704 South Barrington Court in Brentwood.  After an extensive remodel of the space, Soom Soom Fresh will throw open its doors today, May 21st.  This is the third location in an expanding chain.  We wish them the best of luck.

Erratum:  This is actually the chain’s fourth location.

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Northern Café Now Dishing Dumplings In Brentwood

Well that didn’t take long…  It was only about two weeks ago when I deciphered that fishy eatery Big Catch had quit the space at 12009 Wilshire Blvd. in Brentwood.  Wasting no time, dumpling specialist Northern Café has settled right in and is now open for business.  Billing itself as “authentic Chinese Cuisine”, this is another branch of the original Westwood location that Eater once called a “standout”.

What’s Going On At Big Catch Seafood House, Brentwood?

Brentwood’s branch of Big Catch Seafood House at 12009 Wilshire Blvd. appears to have gone off the deep end.  They place appears gutted.  There are still a few tables outside, otherwise the space is mostly empty.  Yelp is not reporting it as closed yet, and the last review on was on April 16th, but the phone has been disconnected, there is no mention of this location on the company website, and when I went by last night after their usual opening hours to check things out, they were closed.  I can’t report with any certainty that they are finished (or possibly restructuring), but things don’t look good…  Let me know if anyone has more information.

 

 

Kreation Organic Coming To Brentwood… With Beer And Wine!

Just a few weeks ago, I told you about the collective gasp from locals when Gaucho Grill quit its location at 11754 San Vicente Blvd. in Brentwood.  Wasting no time whatsoever, an ABC application taped to the front of the space indicates that Kreation Organic is moving in.  Known for their “pressed juices” and “kleanses”, you probably wouldn’t automatically associate Kreation Organic with beer and wine.  I’ll keep my eye on this one…

Alfred Tea Room Coming To Brentwood…

It looks like specialty coffee purveyor Alfred is expanding in Brentwood.  Just a few storefronts away from their location on the corner of Montana and San Vicente, paper has gone up on the front of the space at 11928 San Vicente Blvd. announcing that a branch of Alfred Tea Room is moving in.  Not sure when they’re opening, but I’ll keep watching…

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Gaucho Grill Closes After 25 Years In Brentwood

What’s going on in Brentwood?  Recently a widely popular Peet’s Coffee closed up shop, allegedly due to a jack-up in the rent, sending out shock waves among locals.  And now, right next door at 11754 San Vicente Blvd , a perennially busy Gaucho Grill has pulled out as well.  The melancholic letter on the door lets us know that the date of closure was March 12th.  Even while taking these photos, stunned Brentwood residents who had come for dinner were expressing their disbelief and protestations to me.  With cultish Pizzana, and upcoming Mendocino Farms and Jon & Vinny’s Italian, the Brentwood dining scene appears to be rapidly changing…

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