It's been about nine years since restaurateur Melanie Tusquellas took over El Chavo, the long-time Mexican restaurant in Los Feliz on Sunset Boulevard. But now a state Alcohol Beverage Control notice taped to the front window announced that Bel Air-based Omni Equities LLC has applied to take ownership of El Chavo's liquor licences. Read More »
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Silver Lake’s Alimento makes Bon Appétit’s final 50 while Black Hogg splits space; flavorful flautas in Boyle Heights; Highland Park’s Plant Food hits the road jackfruit; Atwater’s Common unveils
Heating up Silver Lake’s dining scene is the recent nomination of Italian eatery Alimento in Bon Appétit’s list of America’s Best New Restaurants 2015. Alimento was one of the only four Los Angeles restaurants to make the cut. Read More »
Retrosuperfuture shines on Silver Lake; fresh produce hits Hi-Fi corner markets; Eastside’s essential pizza joints; Boyle Heights helps step up your taco game
The outlook is looking bright for Retrosuperfuture with the opening of its second location for all things eyewear in Silver Lake, reported Women’s Wear Daily. The Milan-based contemporary eyewear brand took over the 1,900 square foot retail space that once housed part Living Room, a furniture store, on Sunset Boulevard. Read More »
Eagle’s Rock Cacao Mexicatessen climbs to Alta California elite; LAMILL menu makeover; what’s new at the former Naya space
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 »
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.