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A Trio of New Culver City Openings Is Giving Major Los Feliz Vibes

Plus, a car crash in Long Beach, a TikTok-famous restaurant critic in LA, and more

Kismet Rotisserie restaurant in Culver City.
Kismet Rotisserie Culver City.
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.

It’s all smiles for the Kismet Rotisserie crew, who just opened a third location in Culver City on November 8 across the street from Sony Pictures Studios. Kismet Rotisserie is located next door to Go Get Em Tiger and the recently opened Homestate — keen-eyed visitors will notice that this is the same restaurant lineup as Kismet’s Hollywood Boulevard location in Los Feliz.

Kismet Culver City is the first location to have indoor and outdoor seating for owners Sarah Hymanson and Sara Kramer. Kramer tells Eater that the restaurant is serving a few new menu items like bone broth, a vegetarian plate, and soon, ice cream sandwiches by pastry chef Meadow Ramsey. Kismet Culver City is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

10 Freeway woes

Navigating in and out of Downtown LA and surrounding areas could be challenging in the coming weeks, let alone getting a meal. A weekend fire damaged the 10 Freeway and the Department of Transportation closed the busy stretch between the East LA interchange and Alameda. The Los Angeles Times reports that traffic will be jammed in and around Downtown, as well as on the 110, 101, 5, and 60 Freeways. Public transit may be a good option.

Car crash at Boujie Crab

On Thursday, November 9 a car and a bus collided and crashed into Boujie Crab restaurant in Long Beach. The collision occurred at 3:17 p.m., reports KTLA. A total of 14 people were injured when the car’s driver hit an adjacent transit bus after running a stop sign. The car caught fire but was extinguished by the Long Beach Fire Department.

Jonah’s Kitchen happy hour

Santa Monica’s Jonah’s Kitchen has a late-night happy hour from 10:30 p.m. until midnight. Opt for $10 house cocktails and $12 margaritas or Old Fashioneds paired with small bites like $3 Wagyu sliders and guacamole and chips.

Keith Lee brings in LA

The prominent TikTok restaurant reviewer Keith Lee visited Los Angeles over the weekend. Lee’s nearly 15 million TikTok followers hang on his every word; Lee gave a positive review for Burgers Never Say Die and Wi Jammin Caribbean Restaurant while at the Camp Flog Gnaw festival. Relatedly, Atlanta restaurants went into a tailspin after Lee dined in their city.


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Kismet Rotisserie Culver City

10000 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232 Visit Website