Recently, I told you about the closure of the long-time Westside fixture Soybean Chinese Food due to a health code violation at 11966 Wilshire Blvd. in West LA. Wasting no time whatsoever, a charming and cheerful little lunch spot has moved in. Biobar, which opened on Tuesday, serves a simple and straightforward menu of “fresh & healthy” soups, salads, and sandwiches and is brought to you by the people behind Totpot, the organic children’s prepared meal delivery service.
Recently, I noticed that long-time neighborhood fixture and aggressive advertiser Soybean Chinese Food had closed its doors at 11966 Wilshire Blvd. in West LA. And now we know why… According to the notice posted on the front door, the restaurant was shut down due to a violation of the California Heath and Safety code. Written on the notice are three perfunctory words: no hot water. The windows have been papered over and it looks like someone may be moving in, but no word yet on what might be taking its place. I’ll keep my eye on it.