Dave’s Hot Chicken Replacing Smashburger In Culver City

A sharp-eyed reader (Thanks Jeremy!) noticed a new banner hanging over the space that used to house a branch of Smashburger, at 10704B Venice Blvd. in Culver City.  I went by to have a look.  Sure enough, this address will soon be the home of a branch of Dave’s Hot Chicken.  This will be the seventh location for the poultry purveyor, but they apparently have plans on a larger expansion, including branches in Northridge and Fountain Valley.

Small Batch Cooked In Mar Vista

I went by to check out what was going on at 12222 Venice Blvd. after I got a tip from a reader (Thanks Ivy!).  Sure enough, Top Chef Brooke Willliamson’s artisanal ice cream shop Small Batch has closed up shop.  You can still get their proprietary icy treats at Playa Provisions in Playa del Rey.

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