Cacao Mexicatessen in Eagle Rock is part of an up-and-coming culinary genre named Alta California, says LA Weekly. Since the Lujan family opened Cacao next to the Trader Joe’s on Colorado Boulevard in 2009, it has won the praise from foodies and critics alike for dishes such as ... Read More »
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Mystery solved on Silver Lake’s Secret Chinese Delivery; Boyle Heights’ supreme tortas; LA Weekly names ten best Silver Lake eateries
Secret Chinese Delivery is less of a secret nowadays. For about a year, the covert operation has delivered Americanized Chinese fare to the doorsteps of folks living in Los Feliz, Silver Lake and Echo Park. But the mystery of where the food was prepared was unknown until now Read More »
Silver Lake’s Cliff’s Edge loses top chef; sampling birria in Boyle Heights; Eagle Rock’s Zweet Station dumps the sweets for caffeine
Vartan Abgaryan, executive chef of Cliff’s Edge for the past two and a half years, recently announced that he is leaving his position at the signature Silver Lake dining destination to become chef and partner of 71Above, a new restaurant located at the seventy-first floor of the US Bank Tower in DTLA Read More »
Boyle Heights youth leaders whip up a healthy cookbook; Silver Lake says bonjour to A.P.C., Shout & About is going all out in Echo Park
Sixteen youth leaders from Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles share their effortless yet nutritious recipes that even their high school peers could make in the recently released collaborative, “Mi Vida, Mi Salud Cookbook,” Boyle Heights Beat reports.
Zero-waste brewery barrels into Boyle Heights; in Silver Lake, gone is a grilled cheese shop & LACAUSA’s Cali style launches
Dave Hodgins’ Dry River Brewing Company is raising the bar of craft brewery when it opens its doors for business this fall in Boyle Heights. The Los Angeles Times reports that the 34-year-old is determined to create the greenest brewery in Los Angeles by eventually producing zero-waste beer. How?
EAGLE ROCK -- After about 25 years in Eagle Rock, Super A Foods market is closing and will be replaced by the fast-growing Sprouts Farmers Market chain, according a store manager.
SILVER LAKE -- Construction to turn the former Ralphs market on Glendale Boulevard into a Whole Foods Market is expected to begin this summer. And when the store opens about a year later, customers will not only be able to shop for groceries but they will be able to dine in a restaurant and, if permits are granted, sip their favorite beers and wines as well.
Los Feliz renegade breadmaker shares his story; Silver Lake weighs in on Moby’s liquor license; hooked on East L.A. fish tacos
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 ...
Silver Lake’s Pine & Crane stirs the pot; Clare V. hosts sample sale in Atwater; savor Boyle Heights birria mini-tacos
Silver Lake’s Pine & Crane owner Vivian Ku was recently featured in the L.A. Times as a mover and shaker in the Asian food scene. The article reported that the young chef is continuously experimenting with dishes at her Taiwanese restaurant. One example: “trotters” or pigs ... Read More »
ECHO PARK — The once sleepy stretch of Sunset Boulevard on the east end of Echo Park has become more lively in recent years. Large opening night crowds gather at Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects gallery. Taco lovers seemed perpetually lined up outside Guisados. Indie music fans are descending on Club Bahia across the street from the sleek Elysian apartment tower. Now, joining this mix is Esqueleto, an Oakland-based jewelry shop and gallery.