CULVER CITY: Lots of progress at the new Kay 'n Dave's location on Culver Boulevard. First of all, Pacifico's thatched tables were finally removed from the corner restaurant. But don't get too excited: Kay 'n Dave's doesn't expect to open until early 2009. [PLYWOOD]
MID-CITY: Blackburn & Sweetzer gets some dish on Allora Cucina Itlaiana, which takes over the long-vacant Zen Grill space on 3rd Street: Mid-range; cuisine from all over Italy, including pizzas and take-out; one of the owners was a manager at Ago; they hope to open "in a few weeks" if all goes according to plan. [PLYWOOD]For more stories from Eater LA, go to la.eater.com.