The sounds of arcade games and the smell of tofu balls were in full-force last Wednesday night with the official unveiling of Button Mash and Starry Kitchen in an Echo Park strip mall, Eater LA reports. More details about the arcade hot spot were also revealed on the Button Mash Facebook page, including information about the Button Mash tokens and game line up. On the Starry Kitchen side, a full menu of both non-vegan and vegan dishes is offered. Select draft beer and wine are served at the arcade, admission and parking are free and the kiddos can hang until 9 p.m., adults until 2 a.m.
In other Shopper & Diner news:
- Timing’s right for the debut of PWNshop, an arcade-themed retail store that opened at the same time of its neighbor, Button Mash. Developed by the Iam8bit art gallery crew just a few blocks west on Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park, PWNshop carries a curated collected of exclusive gaming-inspired goods.
- The recently opened Crawfish on Fire in Eagle Rock has its customers going cra cra for their lobster-like crustacean cousins, Eater LA reports. The casual eatery, located in an Eagle Rock Boulevard strip mall, offers by-the-pound servings of crayfish, fried baskets, sausage and hot wings.
- Atwater Village’s dining repertoire just got a bit spicier with the coming of Curry King, IndiaWest reports. Owned by siblings Raj and Nisha Jawa, who are the son and daughter of Kumar Jawa, founder of the chain store India Sweets & Spices on Los Feliz Boulevard, the unassuming restaurant on Fletcher Drive offers Indian and Pakistani dishes ranging from $10 to $35.
- Behind a great lobster roll, there is a great love story – at least for Chloe Dahl and Nikki Booth, owners of Knuckle & Claw in Silver Lake. The two twenty-something chefs were recently interviewed by Vice Magazine’s Munchies edition. The story tells the tale on how the two met, their long distance relationship, passion for lobster rolls and Knuckle & Claw’s newfound success.