Sweet Jesus Bringing Heavenly Confections To West Hollywood

A prominent window display at 8360 Melrose in West Hollywood proclaims the impending triumphant arrival of Sweet Jesus, a Toronto-based ice cream chain.  While cheekily-named, Sweet Jesus’ website makes it clear that they don’t want to “offer commentary on anyone’s religion”, but rather deliver “pimped out” soft serve ice cream cones with lofty heights and creative add-ons.  They also do cakes, shakes, and frappés  as well.  Sweet Jesus has locations across Canada, and one other US location on the East Coast.  I’m predicting that Sweet Jesus and Paul Smith‘s nearby notorious pink wall will be a social media match made in heaven…



Orchard Flats Closed In Santa Monica, Other Locations As Well

It’s been a week of juice news.  I recently noticed that Santa Monica’s branch of healthy drink provider Orchard Flats Cold Pressed Juicery has closed its doors at 705 Montana Ave.  And their other locations in Burbank, Studio City, La Canada Flintridge, and on Melrose have closed as well, according to Yelp.  So it looks like this is the end of yet another juice shop.  Could this be a trend?   Hmmm…


Alfred Coffee’s Century City Gift Box…

Snazzy upscale coffee purveyor Alfred Coffee has the perfect idea for your last-minute stocking stuffer.  If you can’t make it into one of their stylish branches on Melrose, in Brentwood, or in Silverlake, just pop into the Westfield Century City Shopping Center.  There, you’ll find The Alfred Coffee gift box, essentially a vending machine filled with bags of coffee, gift cards, and Alfred gear.  You’ll find these little treasures near J.Crew.



Bo Nuage Set To Enchant The Westside With A New Beverly Hills Location

Melrose’s darling little charmer Bo Nuage appears poised to descend upon Beverly Hills in a pink cloud of confectionary magic very soon. I recently noticed that the Parisian-themed purveyor of meringues and cakes is taking over the old Shoe Wiz storefront at 9523 Santa Monica Blvd (near Rodeo).  No word on when this little chunk of fabulousness will be open, only that they’re predicting some time this year.  Until that enchanting day, read more about them here and in this interview in Eater LA. 



Jessica Biel’s Au Fudge Landing Soon On Melrose In WeHo


Apparently actress Jessica Biel has long wanted to bring her organic restaurant idea Au Fudge into existence, and now it looks as though she’s almost there.  I recently noticed an application posted in the window of the space that used to house Smoke and Artichoke’s Heart at 9010 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood announcing the impending arrival of Au Fudge.  The concept? A kid-friendly environment that New York Magazine is calling a “Soho House for kids”… and by kids, we mean well-heeled and connected kids.  According to an announcement on the website Jessica Biel Central, looks like the A-list little ones can expect an opening sometime between February and April of next year.