It appears there’s a new poultry purveyor landing in The Original Farmers Market, on the corner of 3rd and Fairfax. One of the spaces (#334 to be exact, it’s near Monsieur Marcel) has a sign up announcing the impending arrival of a new venture named Market Chicken. A still-developing website promises “rotisserie chicken, wraps, salads, sides and more”.
Don’t count out fancy Westside kitchen shops quite yet. The commodious Beverly Hills Williams-Sonoma closed earlier this year (a new Erewhon is replacing it), and Sur La Table has abandonned us. All this has left panicked Westsiders scrambling to find somewhere to buy their Mauviel pans and couscoussiers. Even the Santa Monica location of Williams-Sonoma was rumored to be on the chopping block, but seems to have survived for now. But there’s hope on the horizon. The Original Farmers Market at 3rd and Fairfax is getting its very own Williams-Sonoma so… tragedy narrowly averted.
I do occasionally get out of The Westside… I recently noticed that the Westfield Fashion Square at 14006 Riverside Dr. in Sherman Oaks, will soon get to sample Yang’s Braised Chicken Rice. Yang’s began in 2011 in Ji Nan, Shandong Province of China, and has since spread to over 6,000 locations in Asia, Australia, and now North America. New branches are also in the works for Fairfax, Valencia, and Arcadia as well. It looks like they’re shooting for a Summer opening.
Good news, Westsiders! From out of nowhere, a tiny outpost of LA’s iconic Canter’s Deli has appeared in the strip mall on the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and Bundy in Santa Monica (12109 Santa Monica Blvd. to be exact). This miraculous apparition is now up and running from 10:30AM to 9:00pm and is offering a takeaway menu of Canter’s classics, including their legendary soups, sandwiches, black and white cookies, salads, and breakfasts. You’re welcome.
Erratum: Thanks KJ, this is officially West LA.