Sprinkles Set To Bless The South Bay Soon…

The cupcake sensation is not over…  The originator of the cult-cake that still inspires fans to wait in line in Beverly Hills is sharing their signature brand of sugary goodness with Manhattan Beach.  There’s plywood up in one of the outdoor shops of the newly gussied-up Manhattan Village mall announcing a new branch of Sprinkles.  Looks like they’re aiming for a Fall opening.

Cluck & Blaze Landing In Hawthorne

There’s a banner hanging on the front of the space at 4850 Rosecrans Blvd. (corner of Inglewood Ave.) in Hawthorne, formerly home to a branch of Waba Grill.  The banner informs us that Cluck & Blaze is moving in.  C&B has two other locations (Long Beach, Glendale) and will soon be bringing “authentic Nashville-style hot chicken” to the good people toiling away in the nearby aerospace industries.

Reborn Coffee Coming To Manhattan Village

Self-described fourth wave coffee purveyor, Reborn Coffee is close to opening at 3180 N Sepulveda Blvd in the still-renovating Manhattan Village in Manhattan Beach.  As I understand it, the term “fourth wave” refers to bringing the highest quality of coffee to the general public.  (If someone wishes to offer a more concise definition, please do!) Reborn Coffee has locations throughout SoCal and promises “the world’s best cold brew”.

Fogo De Chão Coming To El Segundo

Rosecrans Blvd. in El Segundo continues its transformation into Restaurant Row.  It is already lined with supper-clubby big-ticket steak and seafood spots such as Fleming’s and Eddie V’s.  Now a long-standing inhabitant of La Cienega’s Restaurant Row is joining the mix.  In the space that used to house Grimaldi’s at 2121 Rosecrans Ave Ste 1399, construction is underway on a branch of Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão.  As you probably know, Fogo de Chão serves grilled meat, and LOADS of it, brought to your table on long skewers as long as you continue to signal that you want more.  

BOA, Sushi Roku Coming To Manhattan Beach

You know I’ve been reporting on the massive redevelopment of Manhattan Village, ostensibly transforming it into a major shopping and dining powerhouse.  There has been an explosion of new eateries landing in the shopping center.  You can add two more to the list.  A banner is informing us that BOA Steakhouse and Sushi Roku are on the way.  Both are part of the Innovative Dining Group or IDG.

CAVA Comes To El Segundo

It looks like El Segundo’s The Point shopping center, on the corner of Rosecrans and Pacific Coast Highway, is about to get a new eatery.  I told you about the closure of buzzy Umi by Hamasaku back in October of last year.  Window covering is letting us know that this location will be the future home of expanding Greek/Mediterranean restaurant chain CAVA.

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt Coming To Manhattan Beach

Remember that colossal redo at Manhattan Village on the corner of Rosecrans and Sepulveda?  It’s about to get a whole lot sweeter.  Plywood is up announcing that a branch of Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt is taking one of the spots in the new part.  Handel’s Ice Cream had its beginnings in Youngstown, Ohio when a woman named Alice Handel began serving it in 1945.  They operate over 60 locations in a number of states and offer over 100 flavors of ice cream and yogurt that are made fresh daily at each location.

Umi By Hamasaku Closed In El Segundo

And while we’re on the subject of The Point...  It appears that Umi by Hamasaku has given up the ghost at thier location at 8050 S Sepulveda in El Segundo.  Umi caused quite a stir when it expanded to this neck of the woods from West LA, bringing Hamasaku chef Yoya Takahashi’s signature sushi and izakaya dishes.

Sidecar, Sweetgreen Confirmed For Manhattan Village

If you follow this blog, then you know that I’ve been carefully watching the massive redo of Manhattan Village in Manhattan Beach.  The extensive project will add a whole new open air addition called Village Shops, greatly expanding the retail and restaurant space.  The latest restaurant news?  I now have confirmation that the wildly beloved bakery Sidecar Doughnuts is opening in the Fall of 2020, and popular purveyor of salads and bowls Sweetgreen is slated for the Winter of 2020.

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Van Leeuwen Scooping Soon In El Segundo

Van Leeuwen, who started out in 2008 in New York as a food truck, is turning into an empire with locations on both coasts.  Paper is up the windows of the kiosk (that was previously Lil’ Simmzy’s) in the center of El Segundo’s The Point informing us that they are about to land an outpost of the popular purveyor of frozen treats.  On offer?  Artisan ice creams, vegan ice creams, sundaes, vegan chocolate chip cookies, and shakes.

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Chin Chin, BBCM Now Open In El Segundo

I first told you about the arrival of a brand new Chin Chin and BBCM (The Butcher, The Baker, The Cappuccino Maker) to the space that used to be occupied by P.F. Chang’s back in early April.  Since then, there has been a deluge of people checking for updates, so here you go…  Both Chin Chin and BBCM are now up and running in their new locations at 2041 Rosecrans in El Segundo.  You’re welcome.

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