Los Feliz resident and renegade bread baker Mark Stambler is sharing some of his tips, tricks and experiences on becoming one of the nation’s top bread bakers at the first Los Angeles Bread Festival at downtown’s Grand Central Market on Saturday, June 6 at 2 p.m.
In 2011, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health discovered that Stambler sold his sought-after bread from his home in Los Feliz. Although Stambler’s bread grew in popularity, officials shut down his bread-making business. For 18 months, Stambler fought for the legalization of selling homemade foods on the state level and won with the enactment of California Cottage Food Law signed by Governor Jerry Brown in 2013. Since then, Stambler unofficially became the first Californian to legally sell homegrown foods, opened Pagnol Boulanger Bread Sales, Stambler’s home-based baking business, and became one of the nation’s top ten bread bakers.
In other shopper & Diner news:
- Little Pine, Moby’s all-day vegan restaurant that is slated to open this summer, has one more hurdle to pass – the Silver Lake community’s approval to obtain a liquor license, according to Eater L.A. A public hearing is set for Wednesday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of the Citibank on Glendale Boulevard for surrounding neighbors to share their thoughts about the restaurant serving on-site beer and wine, particularly because it is located close to two schools. Little Pine’s hours of operation is another hot topic, which are from 7:30 a.m. to midnight weekdays and until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
- The era of smoking while enjoying a tropical drink at Los Feliz’s Tiki Ti bar ended as of Saturday, May 30, says Eater L.A. The news was posted on its Facebook page seven days after the famous bar temporarily closed due to restructuring. Tiki Ti was one of the last bars in Los Angeles that allowed indoor smoking.
- East Los Angeles’ Mi Ensenda Fish Tacos is taking the fish taco world by storm, according to Los Angeles Magazine. Juan Jose and Estela Aguilar opened the restaurant about a month ago and are currently serving the lightly-battered, Ensenada style fish tacos only on Saturday and Sunday mornings and afternoons at the restaurant’s Whittier location.
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