Violet Coming Soon To Westwood



It looks like the lucky students at UCLA are about to get a new eatery.   An ABC application taped to the front of the space that used to be the home of Saks Teriyaki at 1121 S Glendon Ave in Westwood let’s us know that a new restaurant, Violet, is moving in.  Not sure of an opening date, or much else for that matter including whether or not it is related to previous restaurants bearing the same name, but I’ll keep watching…

Update:  Eater got the skinny of Violet.  Read the details here.


Pieology Pizzeria Disappears From Westwood

Could this indicate a slowdown in the build-your-own pizza trend?  On a tip from a reader (Thanks Joey!), I went to check out what was going on at Pieology Pizzeria at 920 Broxton Westwood Village.  As it turns out, it has closed down.  A note taped to the front door confirms it.  I’m a bit surprised by this.  Even in pizza saturated Westwood, it’s hard to comprehend why ever-popular Pieology, of all places, would pull up stakes.  I’ll keep watching to see what may develop…

Westwood Loses An Iconic Restaurant Space…

Years ago, if you went to a movie in Westwood (yes, people used to do that), chances are you stopped by Jerry’s Deli beforehand.  Unfortunately, Jerry’s went extinct in Westwood three years ago and the iconic, cavernous space at 10925 Weyburn Ave. has sat empty ever since.  I’ve been watching to see who would finally take down the decrepid for lease sign and breathe new life into an old classic.  Well, signs did come down recently, and sadly, according to the notice of public hearing posted on the front, the old Jerry’s will be a future “financial service center”. 




Open Oven Pizza Closes In Westwood

Selling pizza to hungry students in Westwood is like shooting fish in a barrel, but competition is stiff.  Back in 2014, the build-you-own concept Open Oven Pizza opened its doors to the hungry masses at 1131 Westwood Blvd.  While there is no clear indication of closure, it has sat idle for a while and Yelp is declaring it closed, so I’m calling it closed as well.



Nushii Opens In Westwood Village

Back in August, I told you about “something big” that was moving into the old Le Pain Quotidien space at 1055 Broxton Ave. in Westwood Village.  That something big turned out to be Nushii, who officially opened today (Monday).  Their menu offers a choice of a sushi burritos or sushi bowls with a selection of items that includes ahi tuna, teri-racha chicken, curry lemongrass tofu, or hearty herb cauliflower.



Garlo’s Aussie Pie Shop Closes In Westwood Village

Westwood Village has a notoriously capricious food scene. Only the bravest make a stand here, and not always with the best results.  Sadly, Garlo’s Aussie Pie Shop has thrown in the towel at 1010 Glendon Ave. as evidenced by the for lease sign on the front.  All may not be lost though:  A message on their website states that they are “on the move” and promises big news soon…