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Kimuya To Replace Hakata, Hostaria del Piccolo Expands, Mickey Avalon To Perform at Malibu Inn, MORE!

SANTA MONICA— After close to 22 years of business, Hakata Japanese restaurant owners Bob and Margie Nakagawa have sold the restaurant to Myung Kim. Plans for the future? To start, the eatery will be renamed to Kimuya. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN— Owners of Piccolo and the newer Hostaria del Piccolo in Santa Monica are looking to open a second HDP downtown. They are currently scouting spaces. [EaterWire]

BEVERLY HILLS— Oh dear. Darioush became Tak, and now Tak has become Restaurant 111. Long gone is that original Persian menu, now in the kitchen comes Erik McBeth serving modern American fare. [Grub Street]

VENICE— With regard to the shutter of Wabi-Sabi and The Tasting Kitchen chef Casey Lane taking over to sub in a French-Mediterranean concept, that's a go. But, probably a bit further down the line. Not in the immediate future. The downtown gastropub comes first. [EaterWire]

BEVERLY HILLS— Bibigo, that fast casual bibimbap cafe that snapped up the shuttered Mako space on S. Beverly Drive, could open in December, at earliest. [Grub Street]

MALIBU— On October 1, whiteboy "rapper" Mickey Avalon takes the stage at the revamped Malibu Inn. "One, two, three, four, get your booty on the dance floor..." [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN— Note to self, soft shell crab season is almost over. Pop by the Water Grill to get your fix through the end of September. [EaterWire]

The Water Grill

544 S Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071 213 891 0900 Visit Website

Hakata

2830 Wilshire Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90403

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