Silver Lake’s Tintorera; frog legs return to Echo Park; more wine for Atwater Village


Mexico City chef Maycoll Calderón is making his Los Angeles debut with the opening of Tintorera in Silver Lake, Eater LA reports. Chef Calderón brings his cocina de campo (country kitchen) style of cooking, with a menu that features raw dishes such as ceviche, and wood-fired fish and meats, a specialty he is known for back home.

The former Cowboys & Turbans space has been revamped to reflect the outdoor, tropical atmosphere found in Mexico City. There’s also an indoor speakeasy featuring a craft cocktail menu from Mexico City bartender David Mora. The restaurant is open on a limited basis, accepting reservations by email. Tintorera is located in the 2800 block of Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake.

In other Shopper & Diner News:

  • The Park in Echo Park is home base to the Top of the Line Cooking Competition, LA Weekly reports. Once a month, the Sunset Boulevard restaurant closes its doors to host the competition that focuses on the daily grind performed by three Los Angeles-based line cooks. The cooks have four hours to prepare a six-course meal for three judges and about 50 diners, who pay $62 to attend. The Park is located at 1400 Sunset Blvd.
  • Frog legs provençale is back on the menu at Taix French Restaurant, a company press release reports. It’s been four months since the famed dish from southeastern France went on a menu hiatus due to the unavailability of “just the right size frog legs,’ Taix owner  Michael Taix said. Apparently, size matters in making cuisses de grenouille. “We prefer the smaller legs because they are more delicate and tender,” Taix said.
  • Good Measure premiered this week in Atwater Village, Eater LA reports. It’s been about four months since Matthew Kaner took over the Ozu East Kitchen space, and with the speedy transformation comes a toned-down color scheme compared to its predecessor, a plethora of wine and global country eats. Dinner only, for now. Good Measure is located in the 3200 block of Glendale Boulevard in Atwater Village.

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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One comment

  1. Michael at TAIX has taught me something anew about French Cuisine. I’ve had frog legs in Louisiana and Seattle and never knew the size of the legs mattered; the hopping away ability maybe, but size? Anyhow, anything from TAIX is bound to be tasty! Been a customer since the days when it was a place down by the old government buildings and everyone sat at the same table for a French country style meal with a piece of fruit for dessert.

    Thank you, Michael, for your many years in Echo Park.

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