Nusret Beverly Hills Coming Soon…

In its previous incarnations, the space at 184 N. Cannon Dr. has been various restaurants, a jazz club, and even a macrame lounge.  But they’ve all gone by the wayside, perhaps due to being upstaged by perennially glam next door neighbor Spago. Now it appears a plucky new contender is about to give the tricky location a go.  An ABC application on the front is announcing that something called Nusret Beverly Hills is intent on moving in.  What should we expect?  I’m not certain, but perhaps there’s a clue here.  We wish them the best of luck.

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The Beverly Hills Palm Hotel?!?

We all know The Beverly Hills Hotel.  And we all know The Palm.  But the Beverly Hills Palm Hotel?  Well, that’s the unlikely business name listed on an ABC application pasted to the front of the diminutive former home of the Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop at 9685 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills.  Since I can’t find out much information or any links to either of these two storied Beverly Hills institutions, I’m afraid we’ll just have to wait and see what develops…

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Bluestone Lane Checking Out Of Beverly Hills

As you know if you read this blog, coffee shops are getting hammered right now.  PeetsThe Coffee Bean, and even Starbucks have all been closing locations recently.  And now it looks like the newish Bluestone Lane is leaving its location at 9523 S. Santa Monica, in the Golden Triangle.  The large for lease sign in the window appears to confirm it.

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Nespresso Getting A New Location In Beverly Hills

So, I’m not sure if coffee giant Nespresso is opening a second location or moving from their location in the next block.  What I am sure of is that the plywood is covering the space at 408 N Beverly Drive, formerly home of Theory, has a notice on the front saying that Nespresso is coming soon.  I guess we’ll have to wait and see…

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The Beverly Hills Tea Room Replaces Bedford & Burns In Beverly Hills

Readers have been letting me know that Bedford & Burns has disappeared from Beverly Hills.  The American bistro and bar has had a long history in Beverly Hills, but had been in its current incarnation at 369 N Bedford Dr. since 2013.  Apparently something new has quickly and quietly slipped in to take its place.  An ABC application in the window lists the business as The Beverly Hills Tea Room.  But a notice in the window explaining the current closure due to floor repair lists the name as The Bar & Tea Room.  Let me know if you have more information…

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Gratitude Kitchen & Bar Not Feeling It In Beverly Hills…

Competition for diners’ attentions can be stiff in Beverly Hills.  A recent casualty appears to be The Golden Triangle’s branch of plant-based powerhouse Gratitude Kitchen & Bar, which has closed its location at 419 N Canon.  I’m not sure what happened, but I’ll keep my eye on the space to see what may develop.

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Flour Shop Bringing Celebrated Explosion Cakes To Beverly Hills

Amirah Kassem is a superstar of confectionary creations, most notably, her legendary explosion cake.  And now it looks like LA will get a chance to sample the legendary baked treat.  Window paper is up on the spot that used to be the home of Sugarfina, at 9495 S Santa Monica Blvd, announcing that Ms. Kassem is planning on bringing a branch of her famed New York bakery Flour Shop to the good people of Beverly Hills.

The Kind Ones Not Feeling It In Beverly Hills

It looks like Beverly Hills wasn’t so kind to them…  Back in October of last year, I finally figured out from the teaser campaign that The Kind Ones was moving into the notoriously tricky space at 9527 S Santa Monica Blvd.  If you recall, The Kind Ones had roots in Kuwait and was focused on specialty breakfast sandwiches with top-secret brioche buns.  But apparently that wasn’t enough to pull people in:  The Kind Ones is now closed.

(Thanks Anthony!)

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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.  On the menu?  Standards such as Ladurée benedict, French onion soup, croque 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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