Other Ideas for Gifts: SAVE OUR RESTAURANTS!!!

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Marissa Hermer, co-owner of The Draycott, is happy to bring your take out orders to you.

 

RESTAURANTS:

Our favorite restaurants have struggled since March to stay open during the pandemic lockdowns. First they were relegated to serving only takeout, which meant laying off waiters and busboys.

Then they were gradually allowed to open on patios and in parking lots. People were told it was safe to dine outside. Many restaurants went to great expense to fix up parking lots and install partitions.

L.A. County Supervisors voted on November 24 to ban outdoor dining once again, which inspired lawsuits asking the County to produce the scientific evidence that outdoor dining spreads the Covid virus. Supervisor Shiela Kuehl then made headlines by going to Il Forno Trattoria in Santa Monica, hours after that vote, and dined outside.

County Superior Court Judge James Chalfant examined the evidence today, December 8.

In a 53-page tentative ruling, Chalfant said “Los Angeles County health officials acted ‘arbitrarily’ and without a proper ‘risk-benefit’ analysis when they banned outdoor dining as a coronavirus-control measure.” The judge said the County failed to perform the required risk-benefit analysis before enacting the ban.

Governor Gavin Newsom, who faced public scorn after being photographed at the French Laundry (ignoring his own rules about masking/social distancing/ and eating with those other than his family), released a new edict, the Regional Stay Home Order, on December 3. If a region has fewer than 15 percent of ICU beds available, then new restrictions go into place. They include closing hair salons, barber shops and nail salons, and restaurants can only serve takeout and delivery.

Los Angeles is part of the Southern California region that includes the following counties: Imperial, Inyo, Los Angeles Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura. CTN sent a query to the governor to ask how residents can track the hospitals and the number of ICU beds being occupied but has not received a reply.

WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN?

It’s time to help our restaurants survive. Which restaurants do you want to be here when the pandemic is over? Circling the News spoke to several restaurant owners after this most recent closure and all are struggling to stay in business.

Buy a gift certificate — or two! Order takeout as often as possible. Remind your friends to do the same.

VILLAGE AREA:

Beech Street Café (310) 573-1940

Beechstreet.cafe.com

Café Vida (310) 573-1335

Cafevida.net

Cathay Palisades (310) 459-9628

Cathaypalisades.com

Casa Nostra (454) 581-4000

casanostraristorantela.com

Cinque Terre offers takeout.

Cinque Terre West (310) 454-0709

Cinqueterrewest.com

Kayndaves (310) 459-8118

Kayndaves.com

Matthew’s Garden Café (310) 573-9777

Modo Mio (310) 459-0979

Restaurantmodomio.com/menu-pacific-palisades

Pearl Dragon (310) 459-9790

Thepearldragon.com

Sasabune Sushi (310) 454-6710

Sasabuneexpress.info

Taj Palace (310) 454-0988

Tajpacificpalisades.com

CARUSOVILLE:

Blue Ribbon Sushi (310) 907-9899

Brshushipalisades.com

Edo Little Bites (424) 581-6515

Edolittlebites.com

Hank’s (424) 363-7166

Hankspalisades.com

Porta Via (310) 499-2989

Portaviarestaurants.com

The Draycott (310) 573-8938

Thedraycott.com

Sunlife Organics (310) 573-7757

Sunlifeorganics.com

The Garden Cafe on La Cruz is open for take-out.

QUICK BITES:

Chipotle (310) 230-0153

Chipotle.com

Estate Coffee (424) 330-0220

Estatecoffeela.com

Noah’s Bagels (310) 230-1461

noahs.com

Palisades Garden Café (310) 459-6160

Paligardencafe.com

K’s Bakery on Palisades Drive

 

HIGHLANDS AND MARQUEZ:

Casa Nostra (310) 454-8889

Moku (310) 230-3000 or 424-744-8729

Mokusushi.com

Vittorio’s Ristorante (310) 459-9316

Vittoriosla.com

K Bakery (310) 573-9900

Thekbakery.com

 

Rocco’s Cucina serves pizza and Italian food.

WEST SUNSET:

Fiesta Feast (310) 459-7380

Fiestafeast.com

Gladstone’s Restaurant (310) 454-3474

Gladstones.com

Juicy Ladies (424) 268-4557

Juicyladies.com

Pure Energy Cafe (310) 573-4105

pureenergycafepalisades.com

Rocco’s Cucina (424) 414-0514

Roccoscucinamenu.com

Subway (310) 573-7338

Restaurants.subway.com

Thai Vegan III (310) 230-1411

Seamless.com

SANTA MONICA CANYON:

Café Delfini (310) 459-8823

Caffedelfinisantamonica.ca.

Giorgio Baldi (310) 573-1660

Giorgio-baldi.com

The Golden Bull fixed up its parking lot, so that diners could eat outside.

Golden Bull (310) 230-0402

Goldenbullsantamonica.com

Patrick’s Roadhouse (310) 459-4544

Patricksroadhouse.info/

Talulla’s (310) 526-0027

Tallulasrestaurant.com

 

Several readers have chimed in about their favorite restaurants. One said, “Writing to give a shout-out to Cathay Palisades, with food as delicious as ever. Such a treat to have chicken again (cashew chicken in my favorite) and as always served with a smile. Support them, please!”

Another wrote, “I’d like to remind everyone that K Bakery . . . waaayyy out west on Palisades Drive, is open and has a full menu and delivers…..Why cook when  you can get great healthy meals delivered to your door free of charge (only in the Palisades….there is a small charge for Malibu)? And their baked goods are terrific.”

Yet another reader is a Casa Nostra fan: “This is my new favorite restaurant in the village!”

 

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