A new, healthy, eatery – LYFE Kitchen, is set to open its doors in Downtown Culver City adjacent to Rush Street in January 2013.
Ahead of its official opening, the owners decided to hold a fork lifting Wednesday night – its equivalent of a ribbon cutting ceremony – outside the restaurant’s future premises.
Over 100 invited guests mingled in the courtyard before heading over to the Culver Hotel to sample some of LYFE Kitchen’s fare, including mini burger sliders and organic wine.
LYFE Kitchen –an acronym for Love Your Food Everyday – opened its first restaurant in Palo Alto and the Culver City location will be its second premises.
“We are thrilled to announce that Culver City will be the second LYFE Kitchen location,” said CEO Mike Roberts. “Our focus from day one has been on our guests, and for that reason, we’ve allowed our consumers to assist in determining our growth. During the course of the past year, we have been both humbled and energized by the positive response we’ve received in Northern California. The time is right to take our great-tasting, good-for-you food to Culver City, and we look forward to joining this thriving community.”
Celebrity Chef Art Smith, Oprah Winfrey’s personal chef for many years, and vegan chef Tal Ronnen, have created LYFE Kitchen’s organic, sustainable, healthy menu that runs the gamut from vegan to carnivore. All meals are just 600 calories each.
When the Culver City restaurant opens in January, patrons will notice the 7,280-square-foot eco-conscious eatery’s design and practices, from using only local vendors’ fresh produce to its unique herb and hydroponic garden wall, recycled natural supplies and LED lighting. Even the furniture will be made of out recycled juice and milk cartons.
“Culver City is delighted to have LYFE Kitchen here in Culver City,” Mayor Andy Weissman said at the event. “We look forward to the opening in January… Culver City has become quite a Mecca for dining and the enterprise that we’ve got going here – LYFE Kitchen – is something that Downtown Culver City and the Westside is yearning for. We wish you nothing but the best.”