Operations at gr/eats gr/inding To a Halt on Monday

Gr/eats Photo: MiSoCrazy via Flickr

Squid Ink reports that Sawtelle’s gr/eats will close this Monday, possibly to be replaced by another entry in the thickening tsukemen ramen scene. gr/eats was opened seven years ago by Eric Nakamura, editor of Asian-American pop-culture fetish mag and pricey toy and cool book store chain, Giant Robot, adding a third base of operations for the rag on this Japanese-restaurant row. Not a bad run, really, for a risky brand expansion from print to pan. The restaurant announces on its website that a special menu is now being served at a decent 20% discount for its final days. [Squid Ink]