As Angelenos tweet about the “freezing” cold 60-degree weather, some restaurants are keeping their seats warm for the holidays and others aren't keeping them at all. Jian BBQ in Mid-City was replaced by Bao Dim Sum this month, and designer bake shop Diana Sproveri replaced Diddy Riese-style Cookie Munch in Tarzana.

Ice cream shops are on the rise with Scoops arriving to the Westside and L.A. Creamery opening in Canoga Park. “Thank God it's been busy,” said the owner of Ice N Cream in the Westside Pavilion on Black Friday. Last year during this time it was a different story, she added. Turn the page for this month's list of openings and closures. And if we've missed places — it's a big city — let us know in the comments or by emailing the editor.


A-frame: 12565 Washington Blvd., Mar Vista; (310) 398-7700.

Bao Dim Sum House: 8256 Beverly Blvd., L.A.; (323) 655-6556.

Bru's Wiffle: 2408 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica; (310) 453-2787.

Coffee Fudge and Choco: 6361 Wilshire Blvd.

Diana Sproveri Designer Bake Shop: 18641 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana; (818) 344-4900.

FarmShop: 225 26th St., Santa Monica.

Green Bee: 3800 Wilshire Blvd. Koreatown.

L.A. Creamery: Westfield Topanga Shopping Center.

L'Epicerie Market: 9900 Culver Blvd., Culver City (310) 815-1600.

Little Spain: 6333 West Third Street, Los Angeles; (323) 634-0633.

Lobsta Truck

Native Foods: 9343 Culver Blvd., Culver City.

Obika Mozzarella Bar: Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Blvd., Suite K604, Los Angeles; (310) 652-2088.

The Royce at the Langham: 1401 S Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena; (626) 585-6410.

Scoops Westside: 3400 Overland Ave., Los Angeles.

simplethings sandwich & pie shop: 8310 W 3rd St., Los Angeles.

Sweet Lady Jane: 1631 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica.

Vu Restaurant: 14160 Palawan Way, Marina del Rey (opening December 1)


Cookie Munch: 18641 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana

Jian BBQ: 8256 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles.

Melrose Bar & Grill: 8826 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood.

Sham: 716 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica.

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