Westside dining scene, September 30, 2021
By Dolores Quintana
Tito’s tacos and Tito’s vodka team up
Titos’ Tacos, as noted on their Instagram page, is teaming up with Tito’s Handmade Vodka again this year to celebrate both National Taco Day and National Vodka Day, which coincidentally fall on the same day, October 4. . It will be a traditional Mexican Fiesta and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Culver City Arts Foundation. Further information is available here. You can purchase tickets at the door on October 4.
New Japanese restaurant now open for full service
As reported by LA Weekly, Japanese restaurant Imari has opened for full service in Brentwood. The restaurant is a modern Japanese restaurant that serves food in the Washuko style. The restaurant is located at 13050 San Vicente Blvd. and the space is decorated in a minimalist style.
Expanding Sidecar Donuts
Sidecar Donuts will open a new location in Culver City, as reported by ToddrickAllen.com, which is expected to open in early 2022. The space already has Sidecar-branded signage in the windows, as new Sidecar locations always do, and is located in the Culver Center in the 350 space. Sidecar has a reputation for selling some of the freshest and most innovative donuts in Southern California, so this is great news for Culver City.
Malibu Italian restaurant is coming to Palisades
As reported by What Now Los Angeles, Spruzzo Restaurant and Bar has a second restaurant location in the works for the Pacific Palisades. Although the restaurant was announced to open earlier this year, the space at 538 Palisades Dr. is not yet open. Spruzzo is an Italian restaurant that offers pizza and pasta and has a beer and wine list. The restaurant is targeting a late 2021 opening to serve the Pacific Palisades.
Popular micro channel to open near Rancho Park
Everytable, as reported by Toddrickallen.com, the micro-chain that focuses on fresh, healthy food options where prices are tailored to the individual restaurant’s neighborhood, will open a location in the Culver City area. It will open at 10419 W. Venice Blvd, and the company plans to open Nov. 12. Owner Sam Polk first formed a non-profit organization to tackle the shortage of healthy foods in South Los Angeles and two years later opened the first Everytable to make it easier for everyone to find options healthy and affordable food anywhere. His plan is to open 400 Everytable restaurants in the Los Angeles area.
Closing of the popular Ocean Park cafe
The venerable OP Cafe has closed permanently, as LA Eater.com reported on Sept. 26. After 40 years, the incredibly popular spot along Santa Monica’s Ocean Park Boulevard has sadly not been profitable during the pandemic. Owner Mark Verge will transfer the restaurant’s remaining employees to his other restaurants, so they don’t lose their jobs due to the closure. The restaurant had been open since 1979.