Not on track
Popular vegan comfort food option Doomie’s is still a ways off in Culver City. Ownership was hoping to flip the former Ramen Roll space into a place for vegan burgers and Mexican food, but construction delays and city permitting have made that process feel impossible at times, they say. So as the windows remain papered over in Culver City, the group is now looking towards City Terrace, opening a standalone takeaway version of their NextMex idea, complete with on-site baking. The new space at 4140 City Terrace Drive should be up and running by October (hopefully) while Culver City has currently taken a back seat.
Goodbye, Canoga Park
The longstanding Jerry’s Soda Shoppe inside the De Soto Pharmacy in Canoga Park has closed. That’s per LAist, who note the passing of the decades-old spot last Tuesday.
Light it up
The new Jonathan Gold tribute street lights are up near Grand Central Market, as seen in a new set of photos released by the mayor’s office.
Jonathan Gold's legacy lives on. pic.twitter.com/eXPEhdobd7— Mayor Eric Garcetti (@MayorOfLA) August 27, 2018
East West Bank’s new lifestyle blog takes a look at some of the best eats available at Smorgasburg, including the already-popular Bolo stand.
The Daily Trojan digs deep into the return of Ground Zero, the on-campus cafe that has existed as a performance space and lunch spot for years. The place has been down for over a year, but with is opening again soon with food and live entertainment — but no coffee and milkshakes.
The recently revamped Westfield Century City is hosting its own food and wine festival next month. The September 28 and 29 event is fully ticketed ($45), with proceeds going to charity. Expect a wide variety of small bites and drink pours from on-site restaurants at the upscale mall.
Downtown’s LiOrient has a pretty killer new happy hour to know about. Bar and lounge only deals include $8 cocktails, $6 wines, $5 beers, and a variety of bites from dim sum to chicken wings. Happy hour runs all night Monday and Tuesday, and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.