Time Out says Sqirl’s the spot for breakfast; Silver Lake tattoo shops named LA’s best; Why is Alfred Coffee on Sunset closed?

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Time Out New York announced that Sqirl in East Hollwood is one of the best breakfast restaurants in America. The magazine praised the Jessica Koslow operation for its prized jams made on-site, sorrel pesto and radishes and sheep’s-milk and feta cheeses. With all of the positive press, it’s no surprise that Koslow trademarked her emerging enterprise, Sqirl, particularly since the jams are now available online, and with the coming of Koslow’s second space, Sqirl Away.

In other Shopper & Diner news:

  • Night + Market chef Kris Yenbamroong was featured in the Los Angeles Times. The feature delves into how the 33-year-old created the Silver Lake eatery’s version of nam khao tod, a salad made with crunchy rice, funky fish sauce, Thai chiles, peanuts, raw ginger and the Thai fermented pork sausage named naem.  The story explains how Yenbamroong,  the son of the owners of one of the first mainstream Thai restaurants in Southern California, cultivated his love for cooking Thai food.
  • Three Silver Lake tattoo shops made the cut on Racked LA’s list of 10 LA Shops for Stylish Tattoos.  The bold floral designs of Rus Laich at Alchemy Tattoo and Jason Profant’s colorfully strong animals topped the list. American Electric Tattoo’s Julie Bolene’s symmetrical shapes and Craig Jackman’s detailed images also received a nod. Broken Art Tattoo founder Jeremy Swan received kudos for his talent of transforming regretful tattoos into a masterpiece.
  • It only took a few weeks for Alfred Coffee to open a new Sunset Boulevard store in a  former Silver Lake sandwich shop at the end of August. But just as quickly Alfred’s Silver Lake outlet closed  earlier this month without notice. Whats’s going on? The Eastsider contacted Alfred Coffee, which operates three other shops, for info but did not receive a response. One annoyed customer on Yelp! who contacted the company was told it was closed until further notice but one employee said it would open by next month.

Cecilia Padilla-Brill is a communications writer and journalist. She writes news, health, education and feature stories. Cecilia is currently working on her first novel. She has lived in Echo Park since 1999

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