Bustling Sawtelle Boulevard will soon see the battle of the shaved ice sellers, as two new shops are set to open. There's Blockheads Shavery Co. (@blockheadsla) on Mississippi Avenue, a couple doors down from Coffee Tomo. Blockheads specializes in “snow cream,” a blend of Hawaiian shaved ice with and ice cream. Just a block north of Olympic Boulevard where Relaxation Boba used to be, Brian's Shave Ice hopes to receive final approval from Health Department today and open on Wednesday.

Nina's Mexican Food: Exterior

In totally unrelated news, the neighborhood will also get a new Mexican restaurant when Nina's Mexican Food opens at the corner of Sawtelle at the corner of Idaho.

Blockheads Shavery Co.: 11311 Mississippi Ave, LA.

Brian's Shave Ice: 11301 Olympic Blvd., Ste. #103, LA.

Nina's Mexican Food: 1651 Sawtelle Blvd., LA.

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