Coming right up
Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger are almost ready to open their Santa Monica restaurant Socalo, which was first announced nearly one year ago. Per the LA Times, the restaurant at 1920 Santa Monica Blvd. should be ready by mid-December, offering daily hours from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Expect counter service for breakfast and lunch, and vampiros, birria, and more throughout the day.
Any other name
The Viet Noodle Bar folks have opened Viet on Melrose, a new offshoot at Melrose and Western in the former Melrose Bistro Cafe space.
A new direction
Lowell Cafe in West Hollywood has changed its name just a few months into opening. The marijuana-focused restaurant will now be known as the Original Cannabis Cafe.
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You may have noticed some changes... Moving forward we will now be known as Original Cannabis Cafe (@OGCannabisCafe). For us to be a true home to the community and cannabis industry as a whole, Cannabis Cafe is separating from being affiliated with a brand. The cafe’s rotating cannabis menu offers over 100 strains of cannabis flower from 45 different growers depending on season. Coming soon the Cannabis Cafe will be launching new food menu items and events including live music. We look forward to having you as our guest! For reservations, click reserve button above.
Snowing in Solvang
Julefeast is happening in Solvang on December 12. The Christmas-y communal dinner will feature multiple courses from some of the tourist city’s best restaurants, including First & Oak and Root 246.
A new generation
Sherman Oaks dive bar the Barrel Tavern has a duo of new owners in brothers Scott Jacoby and Robert Jayne. The group has refreshed the longtime local hangout is getting some new furniture, an updated karaoke situation, and keeping the same inexpensive stiff drinks as always.
Dance the night away
Canary Santa Monica is launching a new jazz night on Sunday, December 8, complete with burlesque dancers and, of course, cocktails.
Meal for good