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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Storefront Report

Signs of change at Sunset and Alvarado

ECHO PARK —  Get ready Echo Park foodies, Cosa Buona, which has been billed as one of this year’s most highly anticipated new restaurants, is supposed to open to the public on Thursday. At least that’s the plan for now, according to one restaurant staff member. ... Read More »

Beer now brewing in Echo Park

ECHO PARK — Beer fans rejoice: Echo Park now has its very own brewery. Sage Vegan Bistro has opened its brewpub in the historic Jensen’s Recreation Center. The micro-brewery and full bar, connected to the restaurant next door, will be making and serving specialty beers — ... Read More »

Starbucks to join Los Feliz’ Caffeine Alley

LOS FELIZ — The north end of Hillhurst Avenue will soon be home to seven shops — including a now-under-construction Starbucks — where you can satisfy your coffee fix, reports The Los Feliz Ledger. The newest entrant, Blue Bottle, held a grand opening last weekend for ... Read More »

Echo Park Chinese restaurant serves up a makeover

ECHO PARK — Much has changed in Echo Park since Wichhica Nhim's parents, who fled to the United States from Cambodia in the 1970s, opened Chinatown Express in an Echo Park Avenue minimall 15 years ago. The pace of gentrification took off, rents and real estate prices have spiked and new restaurants, bars and shops have opened. Now, Nhim's family restaurant has changed, too. Read More »

Spireworks now serving custom kebabs in Eagle Rock

EAGLE ROCK — Spireworks has opened its second restaurant featuring roasted döner kebabs and sandwiches that can be customized to taste, Eater LA reports. The chef behind some of the sandwich toppings is Kuniko Yagi, a veteran of Top Chef whose background also includes serving as ... Read More »

Mixed Company preparing to open soon in Silver Lake

SILVER LAKE — The dining neighborhood dining scene is awaiting the opening of Mixed Company, which Eater LA calls possibly Silver Lake’s most ambitious new restaurant. The 2,700-square-foot space, which formerly held the Sunset Coin-Op Laundry, has been under development for about two years – and ... Read More »