Ladurée X Matthew Kenney Takes Beverly Hills By Storm

Here’s some eyebrow-raising news…  Beverly Hills’ branch of chic Parisian patisserie Ladurée, in an astonishing feat of vegan ingenuity, has recently gone 100% plant based!  The collaboration with plant-based superstar Matthew Kenney has produced Ladurée X Matthew Kenney, the first of its kind in the world.  One the menu?  Standards such as Ladurée benedict, French onion soup, croquet monsieur, and salade niçoise.  And in case you’re wondering, the pastries, viennoiseries, cakes, and macarons (now including hemp flavor) are all there in full glory.  According to the website, the collab is being extended to other locations throughout the world as well. 

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Organica Juice Bar Squeezed Out Of Beverly Hills

The space at 9465 S Santa Monica Blvd., set squarely in a notoriously tricky stretch of The Golden Triangle for restaurants, has seen its share of eateries come and go.  The latest to go?  It was back December of last year that I told you about the new pressed juice joint, Organica, that had recently opened.  Unfortunately, they didn’t make it a year.  A reader was quick to point out that they have now vacated the address.  I’ll keep watching to see what other brave contenders may attempt the space…

Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop Folds In Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills can be a tricky location for casual lunch spots.  Sadly, one that has survived the sturm und drang for 10 years recently closed shop.  A gracious note on the front door lets us know that Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop has quit its location at 9671 Wilshire Blvd.  Greenleaf has six other locations across the LA/OC area.

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Ima Bringing Authentic Wagyu From Japan To Beverly Hills

The increasing number of authentic Japanese restaurants or impending projects, as in straight out of Japan, is impressive right now.   Add one more to the list:  Window notices are up on the space next to Yazawa, at 9966A S. Santa Monica Blvd. in Beverly Hills, announcing a new restaurant, Ima.  The window promises shabu-shabu and sukiyaki, but their website lets us know that Tokyo-based Imafuku makes highest-grade Japanese Wagyu the star of the show.  And they’ll even let you know from what part of Japan the beef is coming, just in case you’re concerned about Fukushima.

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Sugarfina Sours In Beverly Hills

If you follow this blog, then you know what a tricky market S. Santa Monica Blvd. is in the Golden Triangle of Beverly Hills.  Courageous contenders routinely come and go.  The latest to go?  It appears that high-end candy shop Sugarfina has pulled up stakes at their 9495 S. Santa Monica Blvd. location leaving a gaping cavity on the glittery street.

Harajuku Crepe Folds In Beverly Hills

The City of Beverly Hills should consider rebranding their glamorous downtown as the Golden Devil’s Triangle for its ability to make restaurants disappear.  The latest?  Japanese batter specialist Harajuku Crepe has vacated its space at 9405 S. Santa Monica Blvd.  Not sure what happened, but I’ll keep watching to see what develops…

Beverly Hills Poke Set To Replace Beverly Hills Beignet

It wasn’t that long ago that I told you about Beverly Hills Beignet taking over the old Papa Jake’s Sub Shop at 9527 Santa Monica Blvd. in Beverly Hills.  They opened about six months ago, but closed recently after a bit of a kerfuffle.  Wasting no time whatsoever, it appears that a newcomer is quickly taking over the vacant space.  Beverly Hills Poke will soon be dishing raw fish to the good people of The Golden Triangle.  According to a worker at the site, they are hoping to be up and running in about a week and a half.  Not much out there on BHP, just a Craigslist ad, so I’ll keep watching…

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