CaCao Mexicatessen in Eagle Rock is planning to expand its dining and deli areas and also serve beer and wine to complement its Mexican dishes. Andy Lujan said his Colorado Boulevard restaurant and store will be adding between 15 to 20 seats and is seeking permission from city and state agencies to serve beer and wine. “The expansion is intended to add a more spacious and comfortable space for our customers,” said Lujan via email. “Currently, for dine-in seating, we have been forced to cram a lot of tables together into a small space that is a bit uncomfortable for our guests.”
The restaurant would serve beer and wine that pairs well with Mexican food, including wine imported from the Valle de Guadalupe and other Mexican wine growing regions in addition to wine from Mexican-owned vineyards in Napa Valley and Sonoma, Lujan said. “Our focus will always be about our food . The beer and wine will hopefully be compliments to our menu but not the main focus.”
Meanwhile, in Atwater Village, Whole Food for Life, a grocery store and bakery on Los Feliz Boulevard, has applied for permits to sell beer and wine to-go and also to serve in the store’s deli and cafe area.
In Silver Lake, a request by Cowboys & Turbans restaurant to serve beer and wine is scheduled to be reviewed during a public hearing on Dec. 6. The Indian fusion restaurant on Sunset Boulevard has received the support of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council.