Westside Dining Scene November 18, 2021
By Dolores Quintana
SusieCakes, founded in Brentwood in 2006, has been expanding all over California and will now be opening locations as far away as Texas. As reported by Dallas Culture Map, Susan Sarich’s Brentwood founded chain of bakeries, will be opening a new location in the East Dallas / Lakewood area in spring of 2022. SusieCakes is known for its commitment to baking from scratch and using only the simplest and most natural ingredients. It’s wonderful to hear that Sarich will be spreading the SusieCakes philosophy and baked goods, which were born in Brentwood, to another state.
Live Music Returns to Pacific Palisades’ Draycott Restaurant
The Draycott Restaurant in Pacific Palisades has reintroduced live music entertainment to their restaurant after nearly two years with musical artist Claire Nordstrom as their first performer. Claire Nordstrom already has quite a career for such a young artist; she has performed as a soloist with Andrea Bocelli, at Madison Square Garden and on a brief West Coast tour, and is featured on Bocelli’s album, My Christmas. Nordstrom also sang the National Anthem at a Seattle Seahawks game and is a regular performer at local private and charity events. If you would like to be added to the restaurant’s newsletter about upcoming music events at the restaurant, you can send a direct message to The Draycott on Instagram.
Tom Colicchio Opening Los Angeles Ghost Kitchen
Celebrity chef Tom Colicchio and Nextbite, ‘Wichcraft will roll-out nationwide in partnership Nextbite, which works directly with existing brick-and-mortar restaurants and kitchens to fulfill order for delivery only. It will start with locations all over the country and not only Los Angeles and Denver, centered on Colicchio’s ‘Wichcraft Sandwiches restaurant brand that was founded in New York City with chef Sisha Ortuzar as reported by What Now Los Angeles. Chef Tom Colicchio says in the press release, “Nextbite, with its unwavering focus on quality food and menus, is the ideal partner to help us expand the reach for our signature ‘Wichcraft sandwiches.”The other restaurants that will be part of the ghost kitchen delivery serviceaven’t been announced yet according to What Now Los Angeles. ‘Wichcraft is a premium sandwich restaurant that has expanded its menu to include breakfast items and coffee, small plates, and salads. The ghost kitchen locations are anticipated to open in early 2022.
Empire Hotdog Sets up permanent Santa Monica Boulevard Location
Empire Hotdog’s food truck now has a more permanent location at 11819 Santa Monica Blvd in West Los Angeles according to Toddrickallen.com. In the empty lot at this address, Empire Hotdog has set up a space that includes tables, chairs, and a large LED screen above the truck that gives patrons a more comfortable outdoor restaurant feel to the food truck’s service. You can order hot dogs, burgers, wraps, or chili Doritos from the truck and have a seat and enjoy some musical entertainment via the LED screen.