Belle Vie Food & Wine Opens In West LA

I first noticed that something new was coming to the space at 11916 Wilshire Blvd. that formerly housed the fusty Western Los Angeles fixture Divita’s Pizzeria back in January, when window paper promised a new restaurant and wine bar brought to us by Vincent and Chase.  Then in June, Divita’s iconic sign was changed and let us know the name of the new wine bar: Belle Vie Food & Wine. On Tuesday, Belle Vie (which means “beautiful life” in French) threw open its doors for the first time.  The new eatery is helmed by Vincent Samarco and Cedric Nicolas, both of whom have cut their teeth in Paris restaurants.  Expect a French-leaning menu (moules, frites, charcuteries, fromages, French wines) that also includes a few surprises like mac and cheese, gravlax, devilled eggs, and “Burgundy tacos“, all served in a cozy, neighborhood bistro and bar with warm service.  Check out their website and read more here.

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Honeyboba Finally Opens In West LA

Ever since I first told you about the upcoming arrival of Honeyboba to the space at 11573 W. Santa Monica Blvd. (corner of Federal) in West LA, a great many of you have been carefully tracking its progress.  So here’s welcome news:  Honeyboba is now open providing this neck of the woods with boba, egg pudding, coffee jelly, grass jelly, teas, and smoothies.  Why it took so long is anyone’s guess…

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Honey Boba Expands Into Hawthorne…

A great many of you have been following with rapt attention the extraordinarily slow progress of the still unopened Honey Boba on Santa Monica Blvd., just to the west of the 405.  (They appear to be quite close to opening.)  With locations already in Gardena, Lomita, Rosemead, and Arcadia, the boba chain continues its tortoiselike march toward the beach with a new location arriving soon to the Glen Court shopping center at 5267 Rosecrans Ave. in Hawthorne.  Until that fateful day, read more about “the best boba alive” and check out their menu here.

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