Rosé on Rose Wine Fest This Saturday, June 10

This from my inbox:

“SpinPR Group is proud to announce the first ever Rosé on Rose Wine Fest, a progressive rosé crawl and street fest in Venice taking place on Saturday, June 10, 2023 in celebration of National Rosé Day. Attendees can celebrate all things rosé and gain access to exclusive rosé and rose-inspired offers from Rose Avenue’s top restaurants and retailers along a select stretch of Rose Avenue. From 12-5pm, guests (who are encouraged to don pink apparel) can peruse inside, and on the patios of participating businesses and indulge in an elaborate array of rosé tastings, live entertainment, photo ops, local art, vendors, and a pink disco recovery lounge.

Participating locations of Rosé on Rose include a who’s who of Venice’s finest restaurants and businesses, including American Beauty, Big Red Sun, Café Gratitude, Chulita, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Parachute, Rose Room, The Rose Venice, Wabi on Rose, Venice Beach Wines, and Yanapuma Shop.

The in-advance $20 General Admission ticket includes a wristband that offers access to discounted food and drink specials such as $7 rosés at participating businesses, music, games, activities, vendors, art and entrance into the official after party at Rose Room (5-7pm). For more information on tickets and a full list of exclusive offers for Rosé on Rose festival goers, visit”


Breadblok Abruptly Closes All Locations…

I’m hearing from startled readers that popular gluten-free organic bakery and lunch spot Breadblok has abruptly closed all its locations including their first brick-and-mortar on Montana Ave in Santa Monica.  An announcement on Instagram explains that “the combination of the impact of COVID as well as the inflationary pressure on our costs” is the culprit behind the sad news.  We wish them the best of luck for their next chapter. (Thanks Tara and others!)

Breadblok Coming To Venice

Good news People of Venice, honey lavender cakes are heading your way!  Popular organic gluten-free bakery/cafe Breadblok is moving into the space at 512C Rose Ave.  Ever since the French Provencal bakery moved from farmers’ markets to brick-and-mortar back in 2020, they’ve been slowly expanding with locations in Santa Monica, Silverlake, Studio City, and an upcoming location in Beverly Hills as well.

Expect Big Menu Changes Soon At Superba Snack Bar…

It looks like we can expect some big changes soon at the always crowded Superba Snack Bar on Rose Ave. Having left the spotlight that lately constantly shines on Petit Trois, Chef Sydney Hunter has now come on board and is redesigning parts of the menu with help from a new and vibrant sous chef Richard Rea.  I’m told that dinner menu changes will be in place by the end of the month and that we should look for more seafood and vegetarian fare. There will also be a serious redo of the lunch and breakfast menus.