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Wasabi Has 70 types of Sushi in Westfield Topanga; AK Supper Club Taking over Capri

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THOUSAND OAKS— Wasabi. Washington D.C. transplant Wasabi, a popular kaiten or conveyor belt sushi chain, opened last week in Westfield Topanga Mall. Featuring 70 (yes you read that correctly, 70) varieties of nigiri sushi and rolls available by the plate, the plates will use radio frequency ID devices that send signals to an iPad telling it how long it's been on the belt, and also shows employees which ones are the most popular. Plates cost between $2.5 and $5, with seating at up to 100. [EaterWire]

VENICE— AK Supper Club, With Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, the popular Abbot Kinney pop at Capri vacating the space last week, AK Supper Club soft opened on Saturday. Helmed by Kevin Kathman, previously of the French Laundry and various Minneapolis restaurants, the menu puts together top quality produce with a knack for experimentation. Highlights include lamb short ribs and smoked ham crepes with truffles. [Grubstreet]

WESTWOOD—Marcus Samuelsson Top Chef Masters winner, Red Rooster chef, and author of the memoir "Yes, Chef," Marcus Samuelsson will be speaking at the Hammer Museum on Sunday, July 8th at 3PM along with Stanford Biggers, a video and performance artist. No reservations or RSVP. Parking $3 for three hours at parking lot under the museum. [Eaterwire]

SAN DIEGO— Seven Grand Whisky Bar. The popular Downtown bar has opened a second location in San Diego's North Park neighborhood. The 4,100 square foot space is inspired by traditional hunting lodges and features spacious indoor and outdoor seating areas. Hours will be seven days a week, 8PM-2AM. [Eaterwire]

Wasabi Westfield Topanga

6600 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Canoga Park, CA

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