Café Parisien Says Salut! To Brentwood

Thanks to a tip from a reader, I went to check out what was going on at the former La Scala space at 11740 San Vicente Blvd. in Brentwood, after La Scala’s recent relocation to Wilshire Blvd.  Sure enough, a new ABC application is posted on the front.  While no business name is listed, the applicant tracks to a location in Culver City, which happens to be French charmer Meet In Paris.  So I called Meet In Paris and spoke to a source who told  me that the Brentwood space will soon be the home of a second branch of Larchmont Village’s Café Parisien, sister restaurant to Meet In Paris.  I’m told that the menu will be similar to the Meet In Paris menu, but with a stronger emphasis on dinner, like Café Parisien.  They’re shooting for an end of May opening, “fingers crossed”.  We wish them the best of luck…

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Menotti’s Coffee Stop Landing On Washington In LA

Poplar hip Venice caffeine joint Menotti’s Coffee Stop is continuing to expand.  Recently they appeared on Sunset in Hollywood.  Now, according to the new signs, it looks like that they are opening another location in an old hardware store at 12450 W Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles (Or is it Culver City?  It’s confusingly written both ways on-line.)  I’m not sure when the flat whites and cortados will start pouring, but it looks like they’re not too far off…

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LemonShark Poke Invades Culver City

It looks like the poke craze isn’t over yet…  I’ve been watching the ground floor of the new development on the corner of Overland and Washington in Culver City.  Starbucks and Jimmy John’s have already moved in, but here are still many vacant storefronts.  There’s soon to be one less.  A banner is up on the space just to the left of Jimmy John’s announcing an upcoming branch of LemonShark Poké.  With a smattering of locations across the US, expect build-your-own and signature bowls, Hawaiian katsu grill bowls, and various sides and salads.

Jimmy John’s Expands Into Culver City

I’ve been watching the new construction on the northeast corner of Washington and Overland in Culver City to see what may develop.  After a new Starbucks, it appears that a branch of sandwich chain Jimmy John’s is intent on moving in.  There are still a lot of spaces left on the ground floor, so I’ll keep watching to see what else may land there.

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Poké Bar Joins Forces With Cherry On Top In Culver City

Self-serve frozen yogurt experts Cherry On Top opened back in 2014 in their corner spot at 12350 Washington Pl. in Culver City.  In addition to icy treats, they’ve now added Hawaiian bowls to the menu.  An outpost of Poké Bar is now up and running inside the location.  During their grand opening from July 12th through the 14th, you get 50% off all purchases.