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SpireWorks Grand Opening

SpireWorks Grand Opening

15109351_10104389310084234_2442735739433422048_nAttention UCLA/Westwood residents, SpireWorks is coming your way. I repeat... Attention! Attention! The grand opening of SpireWorks in the Westwood Village is slated for Wednesday, November 16th. Of course, good food opens up once I don't live in Westwood anymore. It would have been so great to have a restaurant like SpireWorks near UCLA during my undergrad days. Oh well... that's just how things tend to happen, right? Lucky for you current Westwood folks, food will be free for opening day! I was lucky enough to be invited to preview the restaurant before it opens its doors to the public!

The food is all about where doner.  Chefs cook doner kebab on a vertical spit and slice the meat off to serve it expect it's served in a build-your-own bowl or sandwich  way. The restaurant's COO, Jeff Rosenthal along with the founder Bob Kaufman, traveled to Turkey and Germany and tried more than 50 different doner kebabs for research. They ultimately worked with Michelin-star chefs to create their final menu. You know I love a good theme and Spireworks is themed to a 'T'. The restaurant names its meals after destinations, like “New York,” “Carolina” and “Little Italy.” 15095718_10104389310598204_3618430064834700410_nHere I ordered the "The Carolina" with chicken, smokey BBQ sauce, Cabernet tomatoes, angel hair carrots, Collard Green coleslaw, pickled Cauliflower, and topped with BBQ Shaker (seasoning) on fresh baked bread. Each destination can also be made as a bowl. 15032116_10104389310398604_5377967203156841356_nHere's the "New York" bowl with wild rice (& fresh greens), beef, Russian dressing, sauerkraut, shaved Parmesan, cucumber spirals, angel hair beets, and topped with a New York shaker (flavor seasoning).15027593_10104389310523354_8837735845078259128_nIn lieu of fries, SpireWorks does something even better! I know. I know. What can be better than fries? Dutch baby potatoes seasoned with your choice of destination seasonings! They are addicting and so so delicious. 15036169_10104389310283834_850214634953177866_nBest part is the soda. I don't normally drink soda, but I make an exception for quality soda. The Stubborn Fair Trade Certified Cane Sugar Soda Black Cherry flavor was my drink of choice. That was until... I was introduced to my new favorite drink...15032835_10104389310613174_3309959894452695555_nChef Kuniko created this Okinawa Raw Sugar Sea Salt Nitro Latte. Think of it as Bailey's and coffee harmoniously melted into one perfect cup. I would drink to Westwood just for this. That is how amazing this drink is. Get it and get it fast because I am coming for it! 14991822_10104389310278844_8505180196337798034_nSpireWorks also serves these rolled pastries filled with sweet cream called “SpireCakes.” They come in various flavors like Ducle de Leche and Tiramisu. 

Overall, SpireWorks is a go for me! I like the setup. I love the theme. It's perfect for the wanderlust traveler in you. The food is good, but the coffee is out of this world! This is the first location, but their upcoming Eagle Rock location will be opening sometime in January. I was also told that each shop will have its very own distinct theme. I wonder what their theme will be?

 

SpireWorks

1061 Broxton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

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