I went by to check out what was going on at 12222 Venice Blvd. after I got a tip from a reader (Thanks Ivy!). Sure enough, Top Chef Brooke Willliamson’s artisanal ice cream shop Small Batch has closed up shop. You can still get their proprietary icy treats at Playa Provisions in Playa del Rey.
I recently noticed that the windows are papered over on the small space just to the left of Hopdoddy in the fast-developing The Runway Playa Vista announcing the impending arrival of something called Da Kikokiko. After digging around a bit, I discovered on What’s Up Playa Vista that Da Kikokiko is a brand new poke spot brought to you by restaurant team Brooke Williamson and Nick Roberts (Playa Provisions). No word on an opening date and they appear to have a way to go, but until then, you can follow their progress on Instagram here.