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Brooke Williamson Quietly Closes Her Mar Vista Ice Cream Shop

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Plus, Felishia from Friday makes it permanent, and a Kato Indonesian pop-up

Chefs Brooke Williamson and Nick Roberts
Brooke Williamson and Nick Roberts
Small Batch Ice Cream

Small Batch Ice Cream closes in Mar Vista, but still it’s open in Playa del Rey

Chef Brooke Williamson brought ice cream to Mar Vista back in 2017, but the shop appears to be currently closed. There’s a note on the Small Batch Ice Cream website advising customers to visit the shop inside Playa Provisions for future scoops. Williamson still holds onto her remaining beachside businesses including The Tripel, and Hudson House.

Hello Felisha

Best-known for playing Felisha in the 1990s movie Friday, Angela Means Kaaya is also a vegan soul food chef. She’s been operating in different spaces around Los Angeles over the last few years, but will move into the nearly finished Colony Cooks collective. The 25 restaurant space is around the corner from West LA’s Plan Check with an online-only model that provides walk-up service.

Angela Means Kaaya official photo
Angela Means Kaaya
Joshua Shelton

Red Hat scuffle in Hermosa Beach

At the Tower 12 restaurant in Hermosa Beach last month, a 32-year-old allegedly attacked another man because he wore a red hat that said “Make America Great Again” in Russian. David Delgado was arrested on Tuesday. Police reported Delgado punched the victim in the face, before stealing his hat and fleeing the premises, according to CBS-2.

Kato’s Indonesian pop-up

Kato’s Jon Yao will collaborate with Indonesian chef Zen Ong of Inda for a 12-course tasting menu on October 8. It’s a rare chance to try regional Indonesian food and with the Michelin-starred Yao. The price is $165 per person, and is a personal evening for Ong. “I just want to cook really delicious food that is true to my up-bringing, serving dishes that are both therapeutic and respected and give a dining experience that is warm like the people you meet in Indonesia.”

Exuberance in West Hollywood

With a November opening date, West Hollywood’s Olivetta is putting finishing touches to the former Au Fudge space. While former Love & Salt chef Michael Fiorelli is handling the menu, Tom Parker of Fettle designed a coastal Californian and European interior with an ivy covered courtyard, bougainvillea, bold floral wallpaper, and cushiony banquettes throughout the remaining lounge, bar, and dining room. It’s a throwback look to glamorous, old-school Hollywood, all right in West Hollywood.

Renderings for new West Hollywood restaurant, Olivetta
Renderings for Olivetta
Courtesy of Shadow PR

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