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Palms Gears Up for Casual New Beer and Lobster Combo Spot

Simple seafood and craft beer: it's the perfect combination

Lobster & Beer, Palms
Lobster & Beer, Palms
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.

Palms continues to bring the heat lately, with the addition of yet another fast casual concept to the neighborhood. This one is called Lobster & Beer, and it lands in the only recently-shuttered Wilde Thistle space on Motor Avenue.

Almost the day after Celtic-style cafe Wilde Thistle closed down, there was talk of a new tenant to be called Lobster & Beer. It’s one of those beguilingly simple names that tells you everything you need to know, but doesn’t give too much away.

Here’s what we know: The restaurant will be a lunch and dinner option, kept casual for the neighborhood. There will even be delivery and catering, though the most fun comes from sitting inside with a craft beer, working through lobster rolls or lobster tacos. You’ll also be able to dine on kale salad with a split lobster tail on top, which is the perfect bit of L.A. decadence.

Owner Michael Anthony is behind the project, having spent years working in restaurants from Ventura to West Hollywood. He and his partners most recently spent time opening and operating Pump in West Hollywood, which came to life back in 2014.

Things are turning around quickly for Lobster & Beer, with a likely opening either by the end of this month or beginning of next. Most of the changes inside have been cosmetic as much of the building was still in good working order, which means Anthony and his team will be able to start serving very soon.

Lobster & Beer
3456 Motor Ave.
Los Angeles, CA