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Cousins Maine Lobster Brings Giant Seafood-Filled Martini Glasses to New WeHo Location

Lobster rolls for all.

Cousins Maine Lobster
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Can one of West Hollywood's most switcheroo'd locations finally find a stable tenant? 8593 Santa Monica Boulevard has been a revolving door of Vietnamese banh mi shops and burger options over the years, but is now being consumed by the current hottest thing-between-bread concoction — the lobster roll.

Not that the incoming tenant, Cousins Maine Lobster, is a passing fad. The wrapped red and white Cousins food trucks have been on the streets of Los Angeles (and 14 other cities) for years now, following a successful stint on the show Shark Tank back in 2013, where owners Sabin Lomac and Jim Tselikis convinced investor Barbara Corcoran to drop in some cash to get their expansion going.

Per the LA Times, the incoming brick and mortar is the first (of what could be many more) for Cousins Maine Lobster. The shop opens tomorrow, and will feature the usual menu of fresh lobster classics, as well as fried clams, a chicken sandwich, and a cranberry and squash salad. Add to that an exotic-sounding lobster concoction in a martini glass (not unlike the one El Cristalazo in La Puente has been doing for a while) and some BYOB nights, and you’ve got a recipe for lobster satisfaction in WeHo.

As for the space, look for a smallish front patio, stripped down interior and takeaway counter — nothing fancy, but then again that’s how lobster rolls are meant to be enjoyed. Once Cousins Maine Lobster shop drops tomorrow, expect weekday hours from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday through Sunday hours from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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