Authentic Cafe Space
Does anyone know what is going to go into the old Authentic Cafe location?
Really? A Canadian chain restaurant? In this neighborhood? Really?
I just keep imagining the equivalent of, like, a Jollibee but with hockey, moose, and beer.
Well, that would be amusing! But if indeed it is the same place from Toronto, their menu is mostly thin crust pizza with some pastas, paninis and salads. There's a few funny things on it though -- it says they won't offer Diet Coke, which might work in Canada but I suspect, not so much in L.A., and it says they offer "complimentary wine" -- obviously a typo, but if the wine was really free, I'm sure they'd be very popular!
Terroni is taking the spot. It's posted on the restaurant itself, but I also happen to know that executives were from Toronto last week to evaluate the space and do some other business in LA. They also have an LA investor involved so they can begin operations here. Terroni is widely praised in Toronto, and they are planning on investing a pretty good chunk of change, so I don't think it'll be just a run of the mill pizza joint.
I'm excited b/c I can walk there too :)