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Sāmbār Shutters August 27 in Downtown Culver City

City Guide Los Angeles August 8, 2016 0 Comments

Chef/owner Akasha Richmond plans to reformat the space Sad news out of Culver City today, as restaurateur Akasha Richmond publicly announced plans to imminently shutter her modern Indian concept Sāmbār. The announcement comes from Richmond herself, who notes in a social media post that “the concept was far too niche for the neighborhood.” Sāmbār opened to a fair amount of praise…

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How Uncle Darrow’s Is Fighting Back After Losing Its Neighborhood

City Guide Los Angeles August 4, 2016 0 Comments

What happens to a restaurant when it’s neighborhood suddenly disappears? The thought of disappearing overnight, and what that might mean to your business, to your community, is a mental exercise that Norwood Clark, Jr. works through often in the time it takes to wind down to his new restaurant in Carson. Sixteen years ago Clark was jumping into Marina del…

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Gwen Launches A La Carte 'Butcher Scraps' Menu for Walk-Ins

City Guide Los Angeles August 4, 2016 0 Comments

And its airy patio perfect for cocktail sipping Curtis Stone’s Gwen opened just under a month ago with its meat-centric, five-course menu. Well now, diners not looking for the $95 set menu experience (for two people minimum, so seats cost $190 a pair) can opt to sit in the restaurant’s newly opened patio. The pleasant, trellis-enclosed space is reserved for…

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Culver City's Modern Vietnamese Spot East Borough to Shut Down Next Week

City Guide Los Angeles August 3, 2016 0 Comments

The Orange County location remains Looks like Culver City’s own East Borough will close its doors permanently as of Wednesday, August 10, after more than two years in business. Owners Chloe Tran and John Cao first brought their Orange County modern Vietnamese restaurant concept north to Culver City in late 2013, officially opening for business in January of 2014. The…

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