I recently noticed papered over windows at 733 Douglas, at the front of the still-developing Elevon complex in El Segundo, announcing that a new restaurant, Fantastic, will soon be joining the other eateries. I was curious if it’s the same Fantastic as the Fantastic Café on Main St., so I called the café. According to a spokesperson, Fantastic is a franchise, and the two are (confusingly) not related, except for the shared name. According to the paper on the window, expect a menu of “breakfast, burgers, tenders, salads, shakes”. If you have any more information on this, let me know…
With competition in El Segundo/Manhattan Beach stiff, the restaurant scene in the back development of Plaza El Segundo is fighting for life. In 2017, an outpost of Samosa House took over The Counter space at the front of the mall. But now, it appears, they have given up the ghost as evidenced by the papered-over windows. That leaves only three eateries left, including an increasingly isolated Veggie Grill.
Remember back in January when I first told you about the impending arrival of a cult fave bakery to the space at 225 Main St. in Downtown El Segundo? Well, after what seemed like an eternity, Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery throws open their doors for their grand opening at 5pm today, with festivities and freebies the entire weekend. With over 200 locations, and appearances on Cupcake Wars, The View, and in USA Today, the confectionary treat shop is sure to become destination.
I recently spotted an ABC application on an old brick building in Downtown El Segundo, at 130 W. Grand Ave. (corner of Richmond). As it turns out, it looks like this will be a new location for the El Segundo Brewing Company, currently located on Main St. I haven’t confirmed if they will be closing the other location, but this certainly looks like an extensive build-out.
Update: Eater is reporting that the new restaurant will be called The Slice and Pint.
A great many of you have been eagerly anticipating the opening of the El Segundo branch of wildly popular San Francisco-based Philz Coffee, at 2191 Rosecrans Ave. Philz Coffee will officially throw open its doors and begin dispensing mint mojito coffees on Tuesday, April 24. But if you pop by on Monday, April 23rd, you can sample complimentary coffee and pastries. You’re welcome…
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.
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.