Prime Pizza Coming To El Segundo

There is window paper up on one of the storefronts in the North Village shopping center at 150 S Pacific Coast Highway in El Segundo, previously home to Valentino’s Pizza, announcing a new branch of Prime PizzaPrime Pizza has been in expansion mode with newish locations in Santa Monica, West LA, as well as other locations.  They promise “authentic NY style Pizza”.

Sabra Beirut Mix Closed In El Segundo

A popular Mediterranean dining option has vacated its location in the shopping center at 400 N Sepulveda Blvd in El Segundo.  Sabra Beirut Mix has closed, and the space is currently being gutted.  Not sure what happened, but as you know, El Segundo is an important lunch dining scene for the local aerospace and military workers so I’ll keep my eye on the address to see what may develop,

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.

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”.

Tomat Kitchen Coming To Westchester

It appears that there’s a new build-out underway at 6261 W 87th St. in Westchester (just to the east of Sepulveda).  An ABC application pasted on the front lists the new business as Tomat Kitchen.  I searched high and low and can’t uncover much information about the new eatery (except an undeveloped website), so if you know more pass it along…

Kickin’ Fish & Chicken Landing in Westchester

You might not have noticed, but a new fish and poultry purveyor is coming in for a landing at 8622 S Sepulveda in Westchester.  That’s because the banner is hanging on the backside of the building and not streetside.  Regardless, it appears that Orange County’s Kickin’ Fish & Chicken is moving into the location most recently occupied by a spa.  Kickin’ has an outpost in Westminster and offers a menu of seafood and “naturally raised, free-range and organic chicken” that is either grilled, fried, or rotisserie.

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.

Kebab Bar Opening Soon In Westchester

With all the restaurant closures taking place, I’m cheered to see new ones on the way.  A big banner hangs above the space at 8730 S Sepulveda Blvd. in Westchester announcing that a new “fresh, authentic Mediterranean” eatery is close to opening.  Kebab Bar promises a menu of hummus, falafel, and kebab based on “multi-generational family recipes”.  We wish them the best of luck.

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.