Salt and Straw Debuts The Culver Steps Shop Nov. 19

With its opening Thursday, Salt & Straw will introduce a four-course Thanksgiving feast reimagined as ice cream flavors
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Salt & Straw’s Culver City scoop shop is set to debut Thursday, November 19 in the recently-opened retail and creative office development The Culver Steps, according to a press release Monday. The design of the 1,264 square-foot space shop is meant to “recall a modern-day mercantile with custom details conceptualized in conjunction with Portland-based Osmose design.”  

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“We have always loved the food scene and community within Culver City and are so grateful to be a part of it with our new shop,” Kim Malek, the company’s CEO and co-founder, said in the release. “There’s a lot of new business and development happening in the area and we hope to serve as a gathering place for the neighborhood.”

Founded in Portland, Oregon in 2011 by Kim and cousin and head ice cream maker Tyler Malek, Salt & Straw has quickly expanded across the West Coast. Each month, Tyler introduces a menu series that tells a story about a season, occasion, community, or local artisan. With its opening Thursday, Salt & Straw will introduce a four-course Thanksgiving feast reimagined as ice cream flavors, including Cranberry Juniper Sorbet, Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Pecans, Roasted Peach and Sage Cornbread Stuffing, and Salted Caramel Thanksgiving Turkey. 

Both the monthly menu and classic ice cream line-up are available in waffle cones or via pints that can be picked up in the shop, ordered online, or via delivery. All of the ice cream is made in small, five-gallon batches using ingredients sourced from local purveyors.

“Culver City has always been so idyllic and, while it’s been changing a lot over the past few years, it’s still one of the most vibrant and walkable areas in all of California,” Tyler said. “We’re excited to be part of this wave of new restaurants coming to the city and I hope our constant, intriguing innovation of ice cream flavors can bring something unique to this community.” 

The new Culver shop joins existing LA locations in the Arts District, Larchmont Village, Studio City, Venice, West Hollywood, and Pasadena.

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Media Group, Inc., the publisher of What Now Atlanta and What Now Los Angeles.
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