What’s Going On At Mizu 212 on Sawtelle?

A reader (Thanks SG!) sent me concerns about Sawtelle’s cavernous temple to shabu-shabu Mizu 212.  A hastily written note taped to the front door says they are closed for remodeling.  Nothing has been touched inside for a bit now, and… well, hopefully I’m wrong, but we’ve seen this before.  I’ll let you know if anything changes.

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Somi Somi Bringing Ah-Boong And Taiyaki To Sawtelle…

The recent closure of Blockheads Shavery left a hole in the busy shopping center on the corner of Sawtelle and Mississippi in West LA, the same one that houses superstar Tsujita.  But that’s about to change…  Window covering is promising that Somi Somi will soon be arriving to the space at 11311 Mississippi Ave.  Somi Somi apparently is known for ah-boong (a fish-shaped bun filled with various sweet fillings, “Korean-inspired” soft service ice cream, and toppings), and taiyaki (Japanese pancake filled with various sweet and savory fillings).  With locations throughout SoCal and one in Texas, their website is promising a massive expansion soon.  No word on an opening date…

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Helados La Michoacana Starts Dispensing Icy Treats

Just in time for a hot summer…  Since I first told you about indications of a new icy treat shop moving into the commodious space at 11813 W. Santa Monica Blvd. in LA, a great many of you have been following its progress.  Helados La Michoacana has recently thrown open its doors for business.  A cursory peek inside reveals what looks like miles of wrap-around freezer counters loaded with every imaginable ice cream, frozen pop, and juice.

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Gray Dog Tavern Coming Soon To The Corner of SMB And Bundy

Looks like the Westside is getting a new restaurant of some sort.  Not much to go on here except an ABC license and a smattering of city applications, but it appears that the derelict Blockbuster Video store at 12112 Santa Monica Blvd. (corner of Bundy) will soon be home to Gray Dog Tavern (…or Grey Dog Tavern, or simply Gray Dog: it’s spelled various ways on different applications).  And of course, this could just be a working name and not the actual name.  As always, I’ll keep watching…

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