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Beloved Local Venice Coffee Shop Menotti’s Expands to Hollywood

Plus New Years Eve dining parties, and a newcomer in Santa Monica

Menotti’s in Venice
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.

New coffee

There’s a new coffee player in Hollywood today, albeit one with a familiar face. Popular local Venice shop Menotti’s has taken over the shuttered BrewWell walk-up window on Sunset Boulevard, almost right across the street from Gwen and Hearth & Hound. They’re open as of today, keeping hours from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, per their social media.

A troubling moment

A homeless person has been arrested after throwing hot coffee in the face of a local doughnut shop owner in Canoga Park. Per CBS LA, the incident at Spudnuts occurred when the alleged attacker was asked to leave the restaurant.

Hotel stays

Looking to get away from the city madness on New Years? The newish Skyview in Los Alamos is doing a $195 four-course party with champagne and entertainment up in Los Alamos, California for the big night.

Stay stellar

The short-lived Air Food space in Santa Monica is set for a flip, operating soon under the new name Interstellar. That’s according to Toddrickallen, who shows off ABC license paperwork to the space on Broadway in downtown Santa Monica.

The party continues

Speaking of New Years Eve, Simone in the Arts District is also doing a decadent party meal to welcome in 2019. Seats are available now for the nine-course finer dining affair, with dishes like wagyu beef, aged duck, and lots of truffles.