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Plus, an opening date for Venice's new matcha bar, and a nitro coffee bike comes to Santa Monica

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Ozu East Kitchen, Atwater Village
Ozu East Kitchen, Atwater Village
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.

It’s about to be matcha mania on Abbot Kinney

Looks like there’s an opening date for Shuhari Matcha Cafe on Abbot Kinney, as the Japanese import claims to be throwing open the doors come July 7. The daytime-only shop will do a variety of matcha drinks and small bites from a small space right in the heart of Venice. 1522 Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

Strip mall Italian ice in Woodland Hills

Burning up this summer? You’re not alone — but there’s one man out in Woodland Hills who’s here to help. His name is Darryl Scherr, and according to Ventura Blvd. Magazine he’s the man behind The Italian Ice Shoppe in a strip mall out off Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills. The place also sells candy, but mostly this is a cool East Coast summer treat come to the Valley, with plans to help cool down the neighborhood. 19942 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills.

Things are coming together at Bernadette’s

Downtown craft beer bar Bernadette’s is still deep in construction, but things are coming along, as evidenced by this shot from Instagram yesterday.

Ozu East Kitchen wins architecture award

Atwater Village’s Ozu East Kitchen has won an American Institute of Architects LA award for Best Restaurant Design 2016. The mod ramen and snack spot took home both the jury and people’s choice awards in a national competition. The restaurant’s architect was Aaron Neubert.

More ribs and chicken from the LASA team

Still haven’t been in to Unit 120 to check out what the LASA team is up to? Now’s your chance to get in good with a laid-back weekend filled with Filipino barbecue, going down Saturday and Sunday this weekend. Just make a reservation like you normally would, but instead of their usual rotating menu they’ll be doing set plates of chicken, ribs, and more. Seatings run 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. nightly.

A nitro coffee bike, anyone?

Santa Monica needs some on-the-streets nitro coffee apparently. That’s at least the idea behind Warbler Coffee, a new outfit looking to hit the Westside streets in August, selling nitro coffee to those in need. There’s an IndieGoGo page up now if you’d like to support the cause, but with the bike already in production it’s likely that this one is going to move forward into reality regardless. So watch out on the sidewalks later this year: you might get run over by a coffee bar on wheels.

Witness sushi greatness

Satoshi Kiyokawa is a beloved master of sushi who runs his namesake Go By Kiyokawa in Beverly Hills. He’s been at it for nearly 20 years, but only just recently did Vice’s Munchies catch up with the man to find out what it’s like to walk in his shoes for a while.