A change in plans
Valerie Confections has decided against opening at the Valley Country Mart in Woodland Hills. The decision to leave the development behind comes more than a year after first being announced, with owner Valerie Gordon telling Eater that “ultimately we realized that we were all happier with two locations.” Instead, they’ll continue to focus on product partnerships, events, and non-profit work, Gordon adds.
Name change, and more
Apparently not only has the (now renamed) Lowell Cafe changed its name to the Original Cannabis Cafe, they’ve also formally cut ties with Lowell Herb Co. completely. Per LA Magazine, Lowell will focus on opening up a future consumption lounge out in Las Vegas.
Chris Kronner is popping up at Kensho Hollywood tonight, slinging burgers on the front patio starting at 5 p.m.
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Next Monday! 5pm-10pm! Come hang out with us at KENSHO with Chris Kronner of @kronnerburger // Super delicious burgers will be on fire grilled on our front patio + Brooklyn Kura will be pouring their Nama Sake. Our friend Graham of @slowdancewine will be pouring delicious natty wines! Cheers & Grilling into the pre-holiday vibes walk-in ks welcome + reservations are available on our booking page!
Time for new scenery
Chef Ria Barbosa is moving on from Paramount Coffee Project after two years. The announcement comes via the chef’s Instagram page, though it’s not clear what’s next for her.
Join the crew
Feel like slinging tacos for a living? Chicas Tacos is currently hiring up in Culver City.
By any other name
Speaking Culver City, the downtown Tokyo Guild has quietly closed. In its place is a new fusion restaurant called Dobowa.
Perfect for daytime
Downtown’s Spread Mediterranean Kitchen has added a compact second location at the Gas Company Tower at 555 W. 5th Street. The daytime takeaway is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday only, doing sandwiches, breakfast items, salads, and coffee from Madlab.