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The Parish Shutters Downstairs Cafe for Wine Bar, LA Urban Fitness Cafe to Santa Monica, More!

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DOWNTOWN— This is interesting. Chef Casey Lane has shuttered the downstairs cafe at The Parish, with plans to reopen as Parish Wine Bar. Proprietors LLC (O Hotel's Kitchen & Bar) will organize the cocktail and wine menu, a version of which debuts tonight in The Parish's main dining room. Meanwhile, Lane is also changing up his gastropub menu in favor of lighter plates and some pasta additions. [EaterWire]

SANTA MONICA— Vitamin and supplement shop LA Urban Fitness on Main and Marine is renovating its store to add a juice, coffee, and snack place called LA Urban Fitness Cafe. [Toddrickallen]

OXNARD— For anyone heading up north this weekend, note that the California Strawberry Festival will take place at 3250 South Rose Avenue Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 30 p.m. Expect all sorts of strawberry madness from beer to pizza to nachos. [LAist]

DOWNTOWN— Yesterday, newbie Indian gastropub Badmaash officially opened for dinner, which means that chef Pawan Mahendro's full Mumbai street food menu is now on offer after a one week soft run. Lunch commences May 22. [EaterWire]

AROUND TOWN— Until 8 p.m. tonight select Häagen-Dazs shops are giving out comp ice cream scoops. [OCW]

The Parish

6453 North Oracle Road, , AZ 85704 (520) 797-1233 Visit Website