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CC Foodie – Chop Daddy Moves into Corner Space @ Washington & Irving

CC Foodie – Chop Daddy Moves into Corner Space @ Washington & Irving

Another restaurant turnaround in downtown Culver City, this time in the corner space that formerly know as Santa Maria BBQ. It seems 041 Bacaro, the Italian eatery is on the way out after almost two years at that location. Popping right up is the second location of Chop Daddy’s, from Abbott Kinney's  BBQ that was recently acquired by AdVantage Restaurant Partners last summer. Grabbing on [...]

CC Foodie – Sunny Blue Onigiri to Open on Washington

CC Foodie – Sunny Blue Onigiri to Open on Washington

Sunny Blue, a Japanese omusubi eatery based on Main Street Santa Monica, is close to opening on the 'restaurant row' located on Washington Blvd in Culver City.  They already have almost all of the interior construction complete and a hiring sign on the window, so it won't be long now. In addition to rice balls, Sunny Blue will serve salads, noodles and frozen yogurt, because hey, who doesn't [...]

CC Foodie – Red Bread, Closed in CC, Won’t Open in SM

CC Foodie – Red Bread, Closed in CC, Won’t Open in SM

The popular socially conscious bakery will wrap up their farmers market operations on November 26. After a breakthrough year in 2013, Red Bread, which shuttered its Culver City operation earlier this year to look for a larger space in Santa Monica, is now planning to debut its bakery and cafe in 2016. It's going to be a long wait for fans of the socially-conscious bakery, which touts social [...]

CC Foodie – Food Forward’s Backyard Harvest Wants to Shake Your Trees – Matthew Lorton

CC Foodie – Food Forward’s Backyard Harvest Wants to Shake Your Trees – Matthew Lorton

Summer is over and it’s time to step out from the air conditioning and soak in those perennial autumnal aromas. Plump persimmons, gorgeous guavas, and peak pomegranates have ripened to fruition and are begging to be picked. With more registered properties than ever before, we are going to have our hands full of fresh fruit and need your help with upcoming fall harvests. Who are we? Since [...]

Culver Hotel Kicks Speakeasy into High Gear with Velvet Lounge

Culver Hotel Kicks Speakeasy into High Gear with Velvet Lounge

When The Culver Hotel opened back in 1924, America was deep in the throes of Prohibition, but that didn’t stop its clientele of starlets, politicians, gangsters, movie moguls and socialites from having a fine cocktail — they just needed to know where to find one. Today, after an extensive renovation, the jewel of Culver City is introducing the Velvet Lounge and eighteen all-new [...]

CC Foodie – New Eatery Coming to a Nearby Corner, Muddy Leek Closes the Doors

CC Foodie – New Eatery Coming to a Nearby Corner, Muddy Leek Closes the Doors

Keeping up with the local restaurant scene requires both stamina and stealth. Something called the North Beach Grocery may be opening soon downtown, while the Arts District has lost the Muddy Leek. Closures result in partners going their own ways while new projects mean compelling new combinations. According to LA Eater, it's Red Medicine's Noah Ellis  and American Gonzo Corp's Paul Hibler, [...]

Sustainable Supper @ Antioch University to Feature Gopal Oct. 1

Sustainable Supper @ Antioch University to Feature Gopal Oct. 1

October 1 is the bi-annual Sustainable Supper at Antioch University where you can enjoy a vegan meal and hear guest speaker Dayaneni Gopal of the Ecology Project. Dinner is at 6pm, and the presentation will begin at 6:30pm in Room a1000 at 400 Corporate Pointe in Culver City, parking available on Uplander and Hannum. Gopal has been involved in fighting for social, economic, environmental and [...]

Prohibition Ball Marks 90 Years for Culver Hotel

Prohibition Ball Marks 90 Years for Culver Hotel

The Culver Hotel wasn't just the place to be in Culver City on September 6, it was the place to be for all of Los Angeles. The first clue came when we were riding the elevator up from the garage at City Hall. Our 1920's clothing gave us away to the other passengers, who remarked, "Oh, wow, we know where you're going!" Arriving at the red carpet, we were surprised by the Lollipop League, and [...]

CC Foodie – Free Dessert @ Native Foods on July 28

CC Foodie – Free Dessert @ Native Foods on July 28

Hungry for change? Native Foods is offering a free blueberry crumble with the purchase of an entree, side and drink today only as part of a benefit for Farm Sanctuary. With Native Foods great vegan/vegetarian menu, they are ideal partners for Farm Sanctuary, whose mission is to end farm animal abuse. Farm Sanctuary has been featured in dozens of national television and radio news reports, [...]

CC Foodie – Cookbook Features Ideal Meals for SNAP Prices

CC Foodie – Cookbook Features Ideal Meals for SNAP Prices

While living on 'food stamps' is undeniably difficult, a culinary genius has come to the rescue for people struggling to feed their families on four dollars a day. Good and Cheap by Leanne Brown is the best cookbook I have read in years, and it's available as a free pdf download.  Brown is a Canadian who took her Masters in Food Studies at NYU, and this is her ever-so-practical thesis. “I [...]

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