Shopper & Diner: Jane opens in Highland Park; Silver Lake’s Kettle Black is pure Gold; Zach Pollack’s take on L.A. Italian dining


Jane is the latest eatery to set up shop in Highland Park, Eater LA reports. Set up in a bungalow, the breakfast-and-lunch spot serves egg-based dishes, coffee, salads and kimchi fried rice. Jane is located in the 5800 block of York Boulevard in Highland Park.

In other Shopper & Diner News:

  • Silver Lake restaurant Kettle Black received thumbs up from Los Angeles Times food critic Jonathan Gold. His favorite items on the Italian menu are the roasted eggplant with saba, which he proclaims to possibly be Kettle Black’s “best dish,” roast cauliflower with anchovies, garganelli Bolognese and capellini cacio e pepe. At the helm is Sydney Hunter III, former chef de cuisine of Petite Trois and protégé of Ludovic Lefebvre. Kettle Black is located in the 3700 block of Sunset in Silver Lake.
  • Speaking of Italian fare, LA Weekly chats with Zach Pollack, owner of Alimento in Silver Lake, about the history of Italian food in Los Angeles and its newfound journey beyond the typical spaghetti and meatballs. In the interview, Pollack says that he’d “divide Italian dining in L.A. into four epochs: Miceli’s to Valentino, Valentino to Angelini, Angelini to Bestia, and then Bestia to present.” Only time will tell when the next wave of Italian cuisine will come. Alimento is located in the 1700 block of Silver Lake Boulevard in Silver Lake.

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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