Westside Dining Scene December 16, 2021
By Dolores Quintana and Sam Catanzaro
Schwartz ‘opening on Pico
In the Pico-Robertson District, Schwartz Bakery fans can look forward to another location on Pico Boulevard, according to Toddrickallen.com. Schwartz’s is opening a third location in the area, just down the street from their restaurant on 8856 W Pico Boulevard. This would bring the number of restaurants in the kosher deli to five as the new building opens at 8820 W. Pico Boulevard. Schwartz’s was the first kosher deli in Los Angeles and was founded in 1954.
Islands closes in marina
It’s time to say goodbye to the famous hamburger joint of your youth in Marina Del Rey. The Islands Restaurant at 404 Washington Blvd no longer exists. The Marina Del Rey location has ceased operations and the closest restaurant on the islands is now the Westchester location at 6081 Center Drive. Yelper reported that the restaurant has closed and calls to the restaurant are no longer being answered. The chain’s website location finder defaults to the Westchester location when you search for the Marina Del Rey location. An employee at the Westchester site confirmed that the restaurant was closed last week.
Prime Pizza is coming to Santa Monica
Popular slice joint Prime Pizza opens a store in Santa Monica. As Toddrickallen reports, the chain will open the Gray Block Pizza section on 1811 Pico Boulevard. The chain, with locations in West LA, Fairfax, Little Tokyo and Burbank, was named “Pizza Number 1 in LA” by David Portnoy in a video review.