Category Archives: Restaurants

Tara Amiel Opens RustiCoffee in the Canyon

  One of the greatest assets when Estate Coffee opened Via de la Paz was Tara Amiel. The food she brought to the newly-opened coffee shop was absolutely incredible – and then she was gone much to the dismay of … Continue reading

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The Kayndaves Tiki Head May Go to a Museum

(Editor’s note: CTN ran the story about Kayndaves selling the Palisades restaurant. Co-owner David Licht wrote such a lovely piece about the first restaurant that this editor wanted to share it.)   BY DAVID LICHT Special to Circling the News … Continue reading

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Teens Have Few Places to Eat Out in Pacific Palisades

  By CHAZ PLAGER There’s a saying: If you’re rich, you live in Beverly Hills. If you’re famous, you live in Malibu. If you’re lucky, you live in Pacific Palisades. As someone who grew up in the Palisades, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Ballons & Bubbles Returns to The Draycott

Prior to the pandemic, Palisadian Marissa Hermer, co-owner of The Draycott, introduced a child/parent-friendly event, Ballons & Bubbles, at the restaurant on Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. Children were treated to a “Balloon” artist and allowed to play on … Continue reading

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Kyrgyszstan Natives Open “Pancake” Eatery on Via

While we waited in line at a local supermarket, a resident asked me, “Have you done a story about the place on Via de la Paz? They have the best blinis.” I told her no, but promised that Circling the … Continue reading

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Cathay Palisades Loses Lease After 33 Years on Antioch

Cathay Palisades, the only Chinese restaurant in Pacific Palisades, has learned that its lease will not be renewed, after 33 years on Antioch in the Business Block Building. Owner David Leung was informed by the landlord, Anderson Real Estate, that his popular eatery … Continue reading

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Parklet Controversy Returns: Mixing Diners and Automobiles

In musings yesterday, Circling the News pointed out that Vida on Antioch Street now had a parklet. Three parking meters had been taken away, and tables, enclosed in a fence, had been set up in the street. CTN recalled in … Continue reading

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Bay Theater Events Open to Palisades Residents

A resident tipped Circling the News that free movies will be screened at the Bay Theater this coming week. “The Bay will be offering free showings of both ‘Tall Girl’ and ‘Tall Girl 2, but you have to stop by … Continue reading

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Spruzzo Debuts in the Highlands, Serves Tasty Meals 

  Ray Gowhari and his son Ryan have opened a new restaurant, Spruzzo, in the former Taste restaurant space in the Highlands Plaza at 538 Palisades Drive. The grand opening was held today, but Circling the News took advantage of the … Continue reading

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Enoteca 5/Cinque Terre WEST Offers a 5-Course “Wine Dinner”

Enoteca 5/Cinque Terre WEST will host a wine dinner on January 19 with FIRRIATO Winery at 970 Monument Street. There will be five courses, all designed and prepared by Chef and Co-owner Chef Gianba Vinzoni with seven different wines to … Continue reading

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