East Coast expansion project The Cannibal is set to close in Culver City on January 27. The shutter was confirmed over the long weekend by owner Christian Pappanicholas.
The Cannibal team will formally announce the upcoming shutter later today, with plans to run a variety of specials, one-off deals, and party nights between now and then. Pappanicholas says there will be an expansion of the restaurant’s happy hour between now and then, with new hours running 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and again from 9 p.m. to close. In addition, the rose-for-$20 happy hour deal the place had become so known for will now extend to bottles of white and red wine as well, while large format bottles of beer will also be heavily discounted for drinkers.
Beyond the booze, there will be lots of meat getting pushed out from the kitchen to boot, from The Cannibal’s signature burgers to dry-aged steaks and more. Pappanicholas and Cory Lane say they want to make the closing effort feel like something fun for locals to enjoy, rather than a somber — and sudden — ending. The final night of service will be Saturday, January 27, with no new tenants yet announced to replace the restaurant at the otherwise-bustling Platform mixed-use development in Culver City.