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Anyone know who/what will replace Tom Bergin's?

EarlyBird Apr 2, 2014 02:56 PM

I was so sorry to see Tom Bergin's close a few months ago. I feel a bit guilty since I live so close by and only went there a few times. I should have supported it more. It was a fine bar, had decent bar food, and a nice atmosphere. Oddly, I just rarely ever considered going there.

Does anyone know what is going to move in to the space? Please tell me a great restaurant.

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    JudiAU RE: EarlyBird Apr 2, 2014 03:19 PM

    Tom Bergins recently reopened.

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      EarlyBird RE: JudiAU Apr 2, 2014 04:13 PM

      As in, re-opened as Tom Bergin's? Great. I wonder what changed, if anything.

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        EarlyBird RE: JudiAU Apr 2, 2014 04:16 PM

        I answered my own question. Looks like they've stuck with their classic feel, but updated the menu some while keeping it simple. Smart.

        Who would have thought to see burratta and poutine at Tom Bergin's?

        Good for them.


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          JeMange RE: EarlyBird Apr 2, 2014 04:20 PM

          I have high hopes but "good for them" remains to be seen. Their previous, slightly fancy-fide iteration took off like a lead balloon. It lasted for only a few months.

          1. re: JeMange
            JudiAU RE: JeMange Apr 2, 2014 07:20 PM

            We live nearby. The menu is pretty classic and solid.


          2. re: EarlyBird
            annagranfors RE: EarlyBird Apr 2, 2014 09:28 PM

            Um, whatever that might be, poutine it's not. Irish cheddar's no match for cheese curds.

            The Canadian Cafe (?) that used to be somewhat east of Sierra Madre made a good poutine. Not *great*, mind you, but an honest version. Alas, they've been gone for at least five years. The "artisanal" poutine thingies that've been showing up around town just don't cut it...sigh...

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              moreplease RE: annagranfors Apr 3, 2014 08:41 AM

              Redondo Beach Cafe does poutine, they're owned by a couple of Greek Montrealers.

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                Dirtywextraolives RE: annagranfors Apr 3, 2014 08:46 AM

                Littlefork does poutine with curds.

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                  jessejames RE: Dirtywextraolives Apr 3, 2014 09:27 AM

                  that's a great dish at littlefork

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                    kevin RE: jessejames Apr 3, 2014 06:27 PM

                    soleil does poutine too.

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                    annagranfors RE: Dirtywextraolives Apr 4, 2014 12:55 AM

                    Thanks! Hadn't heard of Littlefork, but will try them soon! (Redondo Beach is too much of a drive, but thanks anyway, moreplease. And I'll have to look up Soleil, Kevin.)

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                      Tripeler RE: annagranfors Apr 4, 2014 07:18 PM

                      I'm not surprised you haven't heard of Littlefork. It's a small-tine operation.

            2. JeMange RE: EarlyBird Apr 2, 2014 03:21 PM

              I was gonna ask, did it reopen and close for a second time???

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                kevin RE: EarlyBird Apr 3, 2014 06:33 PM

                There you go:


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