More sad restaurant closure news to report, this time out of Culver City. Muddy Leek, the market-driven New American restaurant helmed by chef Whitney Flood and his wife Julie, has closed shy of their two year anniversary. News came quietly over the weekend as the restaurant served its last meal on Saturday, October 4 to a stream of neighborhood regulars who came out to say their goodbyes.
Despite being given the Gold treatment (albeit in an almost comically non-committal way) last year, Muddy Leek never seemed to catch fire like nearby neighbors Bucato and Lukshon. It may be the space itself, which seems perpetually doomed after playing host to short-lived operations like Sublime Food Lounge and Batch Restaurant and Bar before turning into Muddy Leek. So far, there’s no word on what’s up next for the sunlit corner space on Washington Blvd.