Option Westside Cafe Ruisseau has announced plans for a third location in Los Angeles, located further east from its Playa Vista and Santa Monica outposts. The new boutique lands at Selma and Highland in Hollywood, on the ground floor of the Modera Hollywood Apartments, with plans to arrive in early 2023 per What Now Los Angeles. Cafe Ruisseau opened in Playa Vista in 2017, with Santa Monica’s second location arriving in 2020. Owner Edward Ackah-Miezah is part of the wave of black-owned cafes that debuted in Los Angeles during of the last four years.
Long Beach Seafood Festival
If you’re planning a food-related weekend, head over to the Long Beach Seafood Festival website and get tickets to the third annual event on May 28 from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. They will host over 20 vendors seafood, including the California Fish Market, Streets of Vietnam and Sol de Los Angeles. Admission is $21, children 5-12 $8, under 5 free.
Newcomer Bernie’s Soul Kitchen in Culver City
Toddrickallen spotted a banner above the closed Smitty’s Famous Fish & Chicken on Venice and Culver Boulevard, noting a new tenant inside. It’s called Bernie’s Soul Kitchen, a Chicago-based restaurant that serves “jerk and soul food.” No word on opening date.
A TikTok on Carney’s and the connection to KIIS-FM
LA In a Minute TikToker Evan Lovett recently published an episode about the famous hot dog restaurant Carney’s, the main local newspaper the Press-Telegram for dig a little deeper into the supposed history of the place. Writer Richard Wagoner reports that Carney founder John Wolfe’s association with some very famous local radio stations (including KIIS-FM) may have been slightly misrepresented in the LA In a Minute article, but it’s no less fascinating an origin story for what has become a loyal comfort food spot in Los Angeles.
Curtis Stone and Back on the Beach Cafe
Curtis Stone visited the 43-year-old Back on the Beach Cafe, where he eats fish tacos and interviews founder Fred Deni on Yahoo! News.