Egg Tuck Coming To Westwood Village

Back in February I reported that something called Alligot Sandwich was taking over the old Kaido space at 1049 Gayley in Westwood.  That sign is still in the window, but a new banner now hangs over the storefront letting us all know that self-described “Egg Sandwich & Coffee ConceptEgg Tuck is moving in.  Egg Tuck has two other LA locations and specializes in Korean “tucked in” style breakfast sandwiches served on brioche that look nothing short of amazing.  Check them out for yourself here.

Dunkin’ Donuts Comes To Westwood Village

The troubled corner space at 1001 Gayley in Westwood Village was most recently and briefly the home to juice shop Qwench, and before that it was a branch of Coffee Bean.  Now a reader (Thanks Kiko!) wrote to tell me that a new coffee joint is taking over to location.  It appears that national chain Dunkin’ Donuts will soon be dishing breakfast pastries and sugary coffee drinks to the good people of Westwood.

Alligot Sandwich Coming To Westwood

Looks like there’s a new sandwich spot coming to 1049 Gayley in Westwood Village, formerly home to Kaido.  Window paper is announcing the arrival of Alligot Sandwich.  A cursory search turns up recipes for pommes aligot (French mashed potato with cheese) and alligator sandwiches (apparently a thing in Louisiana), but nothing on Alligot Sandwich.  If you have more information, pass it along…

Dun Huang Done In Westwood?

It caused quite a stir when I reported that LA was to get a branch of New York’s Dun Huang at 1081 Gayley in Westwood.  Dun Huang specializes in Northwest Chinese food and was known for their impressive noodles.  But now there’s a ‘spaces available’ sign hanging on the front and a look through he paper on the front door reveals that interior is gutted and hasn’t been touched in a long time.  Does this mean after all that effort, they are done?  I’ll keep watching…

Kaido Closes In Westwood

Kaido Japanese Cuisine has had a difficult time of it.  They were forced to relocate to 1049 Gayley in Westwood when their original location in a strip mall in Santa Monica was cleared to make room for another big development.  And now, sadly, it appears they are done at their current location.  There’s a large “available” sign on the front announcing the news.

Sweetgreen Slinging Salads In Westwood Soon…

There’s new window paper up at 10922 Kinross Ave. (corner of Gayley) in Westwood Village announcing a new eatery.  I believe this was previously the home of Headlines Diner & Grill before it moved to Westwood Blvd., but I’m not sure… correct me if I’m wrong.  At any rate, this corner space will soon a new branch of the popular purveyor of salads and bowls Sweetgreen.

Let’s Go 4 Tea In Westwood…

On a tip from a reader (Thanks Jeremy!) I went by to check out what was going on in the bolthole space that used to be the home of L Kitchen at 952 Gayley in Westwood Village.  Sure enough, paper is covering the window and informing us that something is coming.  While I can’t read the writing on the front, one small detail is written in English:  Let’s Go 4 Tea, which I’m guessing is the name.  I assume that this will be another tea and boba shop.  If you have other information, let me know…

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Dun Huang Bringing Noodles To Westwood Soon…

With all the depressing news of closures, it’s good to see new restaurants coming.  Back in October of last year, I told you about the disappearance of El Pollo Loco from its location at 1081 Gayley in Westwood.  It appears a new eatery is going to give the space a go.  Signs are up announcing that Dun Huang is moving in.  I believe its the same Dun Huang that has locations in New York and one CA location in Rowland Heights.  If that is the case, we can expect Northwestern Chinese food on offer, and apparently epic handmade noodles.  We wish them the best of luck.

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Northern Cafe Continues Its Conquest Of Westwood

Asian food specialist Northern Café has quietly been leading the recent tenuous revival of Westwood Village.  In 2016 they opened a dumpling restaurant on Gayley, followed by a noodle joint on Weyburn earlier this year.  Now a banner is up on the space at 1061 Broxton, former location of SpireWorks, announcing their intention to open a Chinese hot pot restaurant.  We wish them the best of luck…

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