Bluestone Lane Paving The Way In Brentwood

If you’ve noticed all the construction on the building at 11601 San Vicente Blvd. in Brentwood, on the corner of Wilshire, you may be wondering what’s coming…  Window paper recently went up letting us all know that the prominent location will soon be the home of Brentwood’s first branch of rapidly-expanding Australian coffee chain Bluestone Lane.  Where to find parking on the busy corner is anyone’s guess…

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S Bar By Katsuya Landing In Brentwood

For a long while now a teaser in the window of the space just to the right of Brentwood’s perpetually busy Katsuya let us know that a new “experience” was heading our way.  Now we know what it is.  Plywood just went up around the space announcing that a new branch of SBE’s S Bar at Katsuya is moving in.  While I can’t tell you exactly what to expect, I think we can get an idea by looking at Miami’s S Bar Brickell.

 

 

Café Parisien Says Salut! To Brentwood

Thanks to a tip from a reader, I went to check out what was going on at the former La Scala space at 11740 San Vicente Blvd. in Brentwood, after La Scala’s recent relocation to Wilshire Blvd.  Sure enough, a new ABC application is posted on the front.  While no business name is listed, the applicant tracks to a location in Culver City, which happens to be French charmer Meet In Paris.  So I called Meet In Paris and spoke to a source who told  me that the Brentwood space will soon be the home of a second branch of Larchmont Village’s Café Parisien, sister restaurant to Meet In Paris.  I’m told that the menu will be similar to the Meet In Paris menu, but with a stronger emphasis on dinner, like Café Parisien.  They’re shooting for an end of May opening, “fingers crossed”.  We wish them the best of luck…

Kreation Debuts Kocktails Today In Brentwood

Back in April, I told you about the new Kreation Kafe coming to the old Gaucho Grill location at 11754 San Vicente Blvd. in Brentwood.  At the time, I noticed an ABC application on the front, something unusual for the healthy chain better known for their “pressed juices” and “cleanses”.  Kreation Kafe officially opened today at 7am.  (If you rush, you might be lucky enough to be one of the first 100 who will receive free juice.)  But what’s different about this Kreation, is that they will be serving “Kreation Kocktails”, which are made with beer, wine, and their proprietary juice blends and are intended for people who “like to drink healthy but still get buzzed”.  Kale yes!

Alfred Tea Room Opens In Brentwood

Back in March, I told you about the impending arrival of cult coffee shop Alfred’s less-caffeinated offshoot Alfred Tea Room to the  space at 11928 San Vicente Blvd. in Brentwood.  For all of you who have been eagerly checking for updates I have this happy news:  Alfred Tea opened this week.  Expect a menu of tea, milk tea, and matcha in a bright and cheery tiled setting with an outdoor patio.

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Kreation Organic Coming To Brentwood… With Beer And Wine!

Just a few weeks ago, I told you about the collective gasp from locals when Gaucho Grill quit its location at 11754 San Vicente Blvd. in Brentwood.  Wasting no time whatsoever, an ABC application taped to the front of the space indicates that Kreation Organic is moving in.  Known for their “pressed juices” and “kleanses”, you probably wouldn’t automatically associate Kreation Organic with beer and wine.  I’ll keep my eye on this one…

Mendocino Farms Opens Today (April 12) In Brentwood

And while we’re on the subject of openings…  It was back in December of last year when I figured out that upscale sandwich shop Mendocino Farms was landing in the old Noah’s Bagels space at 11911 San Vicente Blvd.  Mendocino Farms officially opens today (April 12th), providing farm-to-table artisan sandwiches and salads to the good people of Brentwood.