The Other Door’s Mardi Gras Crawfish Boil

This landed in my inbox: The Other Door Bar, at 10437 Burbank Blvd. in North Hollywood, is hosting its 11th annual Mardi Gras Crawfish Boil on Tue, Feb 16.  They are flying in hundreds of pounds of the live little critters from Louisiana for the occasion.  I’m told there will be “bottled Hurricanes and other cocktails, and a brass band in some form appropriate to the pandemic lockdown.”  Check out their link for the event here.  Don’t we all need a little bit of New Orleans right about now?

Pickles & Swiss Bringing Premium Sandwiches From Santa Barbara To The Valley

I recently noticed plywood covering the front of one of the spaces in The Village part of Westfield Topanga & The Village in Canoga Park.  Large graphics reveal that Pickles & Swiss is moving in.  P&S is a premium sandwich shop with two locations in the Santa Barbara area.  They feature a menu of hot and cold sandwiches, build-your-own sandwiches, panini, wraps, soup, and intriguingly, something called “pickled popcorn”.

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The Hummus Republic Expanding Into El Segundo

With all eyes on swankier developments lately (I’m looking at you, The Point), other more plebeian developments are off the radar… except here.  One giant multi-use development going into a less glamorous part of El Segundo is the massive Elevon, complete with retail, dining, offices, and hotels.  And the area around appears to be benefitting as well.  Right next door is another, smaller complex, The Edge, located on the corner of N. Douglas St. and E. Maple Dr.  With a couple of outlets across The Valley and one in Downtown LA, it appears that The Hummus Republic is expanding into The Edge complex, right next to Elevon.  Read more about their “Where Healthy Meets Tasty” Mediterranean menu and find out more here.

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