It looks like new life, in one sense, for the former Scratch Bar location in Beverly Hills, as recent drop-in Humble Crust starts working up flatbreads and keeping late night hours inside.
You might not have noticed the change were you just passing through on La Cienega, as the shiny silver Scratch Bar sign still hangs above the doorway. But taped to the window is a large paper sign indicating the switch-over to Humble Crust, which according to Yelp took place sometime around late January or early February.
The simple menu is a mix of flatbreads that hit the $15 price point, plus salads and a touch of pastry for dessert. In all, it’s a far cry from what the owner of the space, Dario Danesh, was first doing when he reopened Scratch Bar without telling Phillip Frankland Lee last year. Back then he was trying to keep the place essentially the same as when Lee was around, but when that didn’t work he attempted to reformat slightly before closing down altogether in October.
Right now, Humble Crust is open along La Cienega, and keeping pretty strong hours. A sandwich board in front of the quiet restaurant last night listed hours from noon to 4 a.m. nightly, which would certainly make them among the latest option around, particularly along that stretch of the city.
111 N. La Cienega
Beverly Hills, CA