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EaterWire: Samurai Sam's, The Point Delivers, Crumbs' Passover

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MID-WILSHIRE: A reader queries: "Can you do some snooping into what Samurai Sam's is and when it will open? All of the workers at the office complexes nearby (including Variety, Us Weekly, E! Entertainment, The Weinstein Company, Dimension Films, SAG and more) are dying to know what the new lunch option will be. Everyone is sick of Baja Fresh, Koo Koo Roo, etc." Sorry to burst your bubble, but Samurai Sam's looks to be a Baja Fresh/Koo Koo Roo for teriyaki, in the same corporate family as Cold Stone Creamery and Blimpie subs. They toss around words like "fresh, crisp and healthy" a lot, so there's hope. There are others (Downtown, Manhattan Beach, Palms-ish) and another location slated near the Vermont station on Wilshire; both newbies have Q4 targeted as opening dates. [EaterWire Inbox]

CULVER CITY: Eco-friendly delivery is the wave of the future. Kazuto Matsusaka and Vicki Fan's quick-fix salad and sandwich shop The Point started lunch delivery this week with a three-wheel bicycle. And that means it's limited: Delivery area is a two-mile radius of the Hayden Tract restaurant, 12% service charge is automatically added, and the minimum is $50. Hey, it's a bike, it has to be worth it. Mon-Fri only, 11am-3pm. [EaterWire Inbox]

BEVERLY HILLS: Crumbs Bakeshop will offer flourless cupcakes and desserts for Passover. Fine, good. But the names are what got our attention: Cupcakes named Holy Moses, Elijah's Delight, Raspberry Red Seas, plus "candy matzoh," basically chocolate-dipped matzoh. Hilarious and delicious. [EaterWire Inbox]

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