It appears that something new will be filling the space created by the lamentable loss of Smitty’s Famous Fish & Chicken at 9032 Venice Blvd in Culver City. There’s a banner hanging on the front of the gutted shop that announces the impending arrival of Bernie’s Soul Kitchen. BSK hails from near Chicago and offers a menu of “jerk and soul food” including bowls, pizzas, wraps, and dinners. (Thanks Andrew!)
On a tip from a reader (Thanks Scott!) I went by a shopping center near the corner of Overland and Venice to see what was going on. Sure enough, signs are now up announcing that a branch of confectionary expert Crumbl Cookies is moving in to the space at 3810 Midway (corner of Venice Blvd.). Crumbl Cookies began life in Utah in 2017 before spreading to over 300 locations nationwide. They serve a selection of favorites like their proprietary milk chocolate chip, pink velvet cupcake, and lemon glaze along with a rotating menu of flavors and a “mystery cookie” all served in an iconic pink box.
Have you been wondering what’s going on at 10100 Venice Blvd. in Culver City? The windows are papered over and there’s a sign up announcing something called The Red Chickz. The Red Chickz has a location on Spring St. in DTLA and offers a menu of Nashville Hot Chicken and jumbo shrimp in such forms as sandwiches, French toast, tacos, and loaded wedges. What Now Los Angeles has more on this as well as a major proposed expansion for the chain.
It wasn’t that long ago I thought that Everytable was down for the count. But as it turns out, not a chance! Only this week I told you about the massive and impressive proposed expansion for the socially-conscious chain that intends to make sure that “good food is affordable and accessible to all”. Here’s another branch going into the space at 10419 W. Venice Blvd Suite 101-A (corner of Motor). This location is planning on a November 12th opening.
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.
LA Based “boutique chocolaterie” Milla Chocolates appears to be expanding west. Window signs are up on the front of the papered-over windows at 9414 Venice Blvd in Culver City announcing the impending arrival of confectionary treats. Not sure of an opening date so we’ll have to keep watching…