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San Francisco’s New-School Deli Wise Sons Expands to Downtown Culver City

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Plus, American Beauty’s steakhouse returns, a pasta making class for Women’s History Month, and Glendale Tap hosts a pasta and Filipino pop-up tonight

Two Wise Sons bagels with salmon, onion, and capers
Wise Sons
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Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles and a regular contributor to KCRW radio. She has covered restaurants, dining, and food culture since 2016. In 2022, the James Beard Foundation nominated her for a Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award.

San Francisco’s Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen is moving into the former Amacita space in Culver City. It’s a timely win for Southern California, especially after a recent New York Times story claimed California (and Los Angeles) has better bagels than everywhere else.

What Now Los Angeles confirmed the news via a real estate broker who put together the deal. Wise Sons will be in a central spot in Downtown Culver City, right next to Amazon Studios and HBO. There’s no timeline on the opening. Rumors of the prominent bagel maker/deli making its way to Los Angeles have been circulating since 2019.

In August 2020, Josef Centeno closed his celebrated Tex-Mex restaurant “for the foreseeable future.”

In other news:

  • Venice’s American Beauty reopens for steakhouse dining tonight. The restaurant is taking reservations for full-service via Resy.
  • On Wednesday, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously for an ordinance that will ultimately require restaurants, bars, and food-service businesses to hand over to-go utensils only if the customer requests them, reports the Los Angeles Times.
  • For Women’s History Month, Tracey Harada of Love & Salt, Chef Kim Prince of Hotville Chicken, and Leah Ferrazzini of Pasadena’s Semolina Artisanal Pasta will host a virtual class this Monday. The trio will preparing carbonara and pasta alla gricia. Pre-ordering the $68 ingredient kit isn’t necessary to take the class, but does have a minimum donation of $1.00 that benefits RE:Her.
  • Disneyland will reopen on April 30, but with limitations. The theme park is limited to 15 percent capacity with in-state visitors only. The Los Angeles Times notes that ticket buyers will be required to prove residency.
  • Two pop-ups are partnering at Glendale Tap tonight. Estrano street pasta and Kuya Lord’s Filipino pop-up serves from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m.