La Sirena Grill Closes In El Segundo…

If you follow this blog, you know how competitive the food scene in El Segundo is.  Case in point:  Once popular Mexican restaurant La Sirena Grill has closed up shop at 710-D Allied Way as the hungry aerospace crowds have moved on to Apollo Landing and The Point.  I’ll keep watching to see what develops.



Smallcakes Cupcakery And Creamery Bringing Celebrated Confections To El Segundo

A sign hanging at 225 Main St. in Downtown El Segundo informs us that a branch of the much-lauded Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery will soon be opening.  With over 200 locations, and appearances on Cupcake Wars, The View, and in USA Today, the sweet shop is sure to bring a lot of attention to the laid-back beach community.  Look for a menu of 18 signature cupcake flavors as well as 15 flavors of small batch ice cream made fresh daily.



Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery bringing celebrated confections to Downtown El Segundo.

Tocaya Organica Marches Toward World Domination

Signs recently went up on a space in The Point, on the corner of Rosecrans and Sepulveda in El Segundo, announcing that a branch of “modern organic Mexican” chain Tocaya Organica is continuing its unrelenting expansion.  Not sure of an opening date yet.  According to their website, they’re also opening locations soon in Westwood, Century City, Hollywood, San Diego, Scottsdale, and Chicago.


Il Romanista Brings LA’s First Pizza Al Taglio To El Segundo

It looks like a new contender is vying for the attention of hungry lunchtime workers in the busy food scene of El Segundo.  Il Romanista recently opened in the space at 829 N. Douglas St. that used to be the home of ZPizza.  The new restaurant claims that it is the first to bring Roman-style pizza al taglio to Los Angeles.  Pizza al taglio is baked in large rectangular pans and cut into squares with large scissors that you can see in the photo below.  Read more about them and check out their menu here.


Samosa House Takes Over The Counter Space In El Segundo

Is competition in the food scene getting too stiff in the El Segundo area?  New multi-use complexes are popping up right and left.  There’s the developing Elevon project, Apollo Landing, and Manhattan Village is getting a much-needed redo.  But there are signs that things are wearing thin.  Many empty spaces still sit in the newish The Point.  And older shopping centers are beginning to bleed tenants.  Plaza El Segundo has had a number of vacant storefronts for a while.  Recently, customized burger joint The Counter pulled up stakes there.  Courageous expanding Indian restaurant chain Samosa House has settled in and is giving it a go, making this their fifth location.  We wish them the best of luck.