Tara’s Himalayan Cuisine Now Open In Santa Monica/Brentwood

It was back in November that I told you about the impending arrival of Tara’s Himalayan Cuisine to the tricky location that was previously occupied by Kayndaves, at 262 26th St. in Santa Monica, across from the Brentwood Country Mart.  To those of you who have been following this story for updates, I have good news:  Tara’s Himalayan Cuisine has officially thrown open its doors for business.  This is their third location.  Look for an extensive menu featuring Nepali, Tibetan, and Indian food.  No liquor license yet, but they’ll let you bring in wine with no corkage.  We wish them every success…

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Pure Food Bringing Organic, Plant-Based Falafels To Santa Monica

I’ve been watching the space that used to house the little diner Tulip Cafe at 1314 Colorado Ave. in a desolate industrial part of Santa Monica.  It’s been idle for a while, then a notice appeared maybe a year or two ago that an experimental new eatery was moving in.  Then that notice disappeared.  Now a plucky new restaurant is going to give the quirky location a try.  A banner over the door announces that Pure Food will soon inhabit the diminutive space.  You can read the menu here, but it looks like falafels are the star of the show, as well as other Mediterranean specialties.

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Everytable Closes In Century City, Santa Monica

Trouble for Everytable?  With a visionary concept of bringing fresh, nutritious, made-from-scratch meals to a fast food world, Everytable ambitiously sought to transform the food scene along the lines of what McDonald’s did a half century ago.  But sadly, their location in the Westfield Century City Shopping Center is now vacant, and so is their spot in Santa Monica’s mercurial The Gallery.  Other locations appear to be open.

Everytable Century City…

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Everytable Santa Monica…

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Erin Mckenna’s Bakery Now Dishing Donuts In Santa Monica…

Back in August of last year, I told you about a new treat shop landing in the old Blue Plate space at 1415 Montana Ave.  You wouldn’t know it from the lack of signs, but Santa Monica’s branch of Erin McKenna’s Bakery opened over the weekend, joining locations in New York, Orlando, and on Larchmont.  Look for a menu of donuts, muffins, cakes, and other sweets, as well as breakfast and lunch items that are vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and kosher.

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SaMo PRIDE Events At The Gallery…

Downtown Santa Monica’s premier Food Hall The Gallery is hosting Pride events this weekend to correspond to the first ever SaMo PRIDE Festival.  All this week we are promised “unicorn food specials”.  On Friday (June 14), from 7pm-10pm on The Deck, there will be Drag Bingo hosted by Pandora Boxx with prizes and giveaways.  And on Saturday, during PRIDE on The Promenade, The Gallery will have food and drink booths set up.  Read more about the events here.

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Signs Of Life At Melisse…

LA fine dining legend Melisse closed it doors at 1104 Santa Monica Blvd. in Santa Monica back in March with a vague promise of reopening soon.  At the time, there were a lot of unanswered questions (including whether or not the name of the establishment would continue to be Melisse), and Chef Josiah Citrin wasn’t spilling the beans.  But things appear to be moving forward.  A note on their website promises a Fall 2019 opening and a “whole new menu and concept”.  And late last week a new ABC application appeared, hidden in the front entrance, that continues to name the business as “Melisse“.  I’ll keep watching…

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Carl’s Jr. Now Open In Santa Monica… You’re Welcome.

Every once in while, one of my posts attracts a great deal of interest for reasons I can’t completely understand.  That appears to be the case when I first told you about the closure of the Carl’s Jr. on the corner of Harvard and Santa Monica Blvd. in Santa Monica.   Ever since then, a great many of you have been checking for updates, and even though they completed their remodel a bit ago, a lot of you are still asking me questions.  So here ya go… Carl’s Jr. is now open and dishing burgers and fried zucchini to the fast-food starved people of Santa Monica.

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