Conejo Valley residents are in for a treat when Crawford’s Social opens in Westlake Village for dinner only on December 14, and full service on the 19th. It’s a massive 15,000-square-foot space with an indoor and outdoor patio that includes firepit seating and water features. Customers are welcome to hang out with wines, beers, and expertly made cocktails by veteran barman Ruairi Gilles.
In addition to a slate of drinks, Crawford’s Social is serving a full food menu showcasing shareable dishes like shrimp with spicy honey aioli and candied walnuts, filet mignon sliders, and smoked scallops with parsnip puree and caviar. Crawford’s Social is putting the finishing touches on the restaurant amid the holiday season; follow on Instagram for the opening date.
Robot restaurant in Pasadena
An entirely AI-run restaurant called CaliExpress by Flippy will open in Pasadena later this month near the Pasadena Playhouse. Pasadena Now reports that diners will use a self-ordering kiosk while robotic chefs prepare their meals. Reservations are available here.
More cannabis in West Hollywood
West Hollywood is getting its sixth cannabis lounge called Private Reserve in February 2024. Billed as “the most intimate cannabis lounge to date,” Private Reserve will be similar to Woody Harrelson’s the Woods where the emphasis is on smoking cannabis rather than a full food and beverage experience like at Pleasure Med. The new spot will include a U-shaped bar and booth, plus a “budtender” to help patrons navigate the menu of offerings.
The Tesla restaurant is happening
Elon Musk has been touting a Tesla-branded restaurant and charging station in Los Angeles since 2018 and there’s some activity happening around the Hollywood project, according to SF Gate. It seems as though construction has commenced behind the fence surrounding the property on Santa Monica Boulevard near La Brea.