Culver City’s flagship location of Coolhaus is back in operation, following a timely overhaul that not only expands the menu but has completely redone the interior. The biggest new deal is the addition of sweet dips — white, dark, or even pink chocolate — that customers can swipe their sandwiches through for added flavor, along with toppings like crushed Oreos and peanut butter cups. The reopening happens on Thursday, with an opening party going down on November 3 with giveaways all day.
Jewel in Silver Lake has expanded into dinner. The vegan-focused neighborhood cafe has mostly been sticking to mornings and healthy lunch, but now does dishes like flatbread or kelp carbonara. The best part is: It’s all BYOB.
Everson Royce Bar is opening up early for the Dodger game, which means lots of drinks and these special Dodger-inspired hot dogs.
Koreatown Pizza Company is known for its unique creations. The former Mr. Pizza space now boasts a menu that includes pies with sweet potato crusts, breakfast pizzas made of hashbrowns and morning sausage, and more. Naturally, LA Magazine went and ranked them all.
The Shake arrival
Shake Shack opens today at the Promenade at Westlake in Thousand Oaks, and to celebrate the 11 a.m. reveal, the first 50 customers in line will get a free Pie Oh My concrete, filled with vanilla custard and some seasonal cake from the Cake Monkey team.
Wine of the times
LA Times takes a nice look at Stella Rosa wines, the ever-present Los Angeles brand run by the Riboli family. The imported brand is the highest-selling label in all of California, and a constant presence in LA itself thanks to the family’s near-Downtown San Antonio Winery, and the hundreds of billboards that encircle the city.
Paramount Coffee Project chef Ria Dolly Barbosa and chef Chad Valencia of Lasa are collaborating on a six-course meal to celebrate Filipino American History Month. The event will cover two Downtown seatings on October 30, with wine pairings and more.