Hello Kitty in the SGV
This holiday season, Energy Bistro & Karaoke is being transformed into a Sanrio-themed home for all things Hello Kitty. The new collaboration will include large-scale themed rooms capable of holding up to 25 people at a time, as well as a variety of dishes done up in the usual Hello Kitty style. That includes an okonomiyaki hot dog, plus options like waffle sandwiches, ice cream, and more. The Hacienda Heights party kicked off yesterday.
Los Angeles Magazine has their annual list of best new restaurants out, and many of the names will sound rather familiar. Felix makes an appearance of course (including on the front cover), as does Vespertine and upstart Israeli hit Mh Zh.
Night + Market signage
Check out the neon up at the incoming Night + Market in Venice. Things are still being finalized inside, but expect an opening in early 2018.
Kogi no more
The Kogi stall inside the Whole Foods in El Segundo is no more, reports a tipster. The loss was confirmed this morning by Eater after calling the grocery store, who note that the stand was removed more than a week ago.
No more Acapulco
The longstanding Acapulco restaurant on Sunset Boulevard in Los Feliz is no more. The restaurant itself actually closed last year, but now crews are on site actually tearing the place to pieces, says The Eastsider.
Westfield jumps ship
In the midst of its massive growth in Century City, Santa Anita, and Woodland Hills, Westfield has been sold. The company is now to be overseen by Unibail-Rodamco, France’s largest real estate developer, in a sale valued at $16 billion.
Astro on wheels
Downtown’s Astro Doughnuts is getting into the food truck space, with the big, bold, matte black rig seen below. More than just a catering operation, the truck will hit the streets several times a week starting in January.