Thursday, October 8, 2015

Restaurants & Bars

Echo Park Mexican restaurant seeks a bigger bar crowd

Rodeo Grill plans to expand bar operations

ECHO PARK — Rodeo Grill has been serving beer and other alcoholic drinks for several years. But now the Mexican restaurant wants to expand its bar operations as the Echo Park section of Sunset Boulevard attracts more bar hoppers and nightlife. A public hearing has been ... Read More »

Go Get Em Tiger and Square One shuffle while young chefs shine on Zagat list in Silver Lake; former employee sues Mohawk Bend owner; Boo-tique treats Glassell Park


Coffee sensation Go Get Em Tiger has served up its last cup of acclaimed brew one day ahead of schedule at its Hyperion Avenue pop-up location in Silver Lake. Owners Kyle Glanville and Charles Babinski are setting up a permanent home on the 4600 block of Hollywood Boulevard in Los Feliz “in the not-too-distant future,” GGET further announced on Instagram. Read More »

Frogtown’s newsy sandwiches and microbrew plans; Starry Kitchen’s tofu balls rolling into Echo Park; the Odells’ stylish ode to Silver Lake


The currently minimal Spoke Bicycle Café in Elysian Valley, aka Frogtown, has big plans to transform itself into a full restaurant and microbrewery, reports the Los Angeles Times. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served daily and a micro coffee roastery will also be on-site. For the booze, owners Richard Latronica and Laurie Winston plan to serve select wines and their own beer brewed at the restaurant. Read More »

Restaurants planned for Dr. Fleiss’ Los Feliz office

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LOS FELIZ —  Pediatrician Paul Fleiss was known not only for some unconventional practices but as the father of Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss. Dr. Fleiss died last year at age 80, and now the Hillhurst Avenue bungalow where he practiced medicine is to be split up into ... Read More »

Taco Fest says adios to Boyle Heights; Silver Lake’s The Kitchen and Sqirl Kitchen makes the lists; Eagle Rock Jollibee reopens


Boyle Heights is no longer home to the L.A. Taco Festival, Boyle Heights Beat reports. The free annual fundraiser for the nonprofit that helps homeless youth, Jóvenes, Inc., originally sprouted four years ago in and around Mariachi Plaza. This year, event organizers headed to downtown Los Angeles’ Grand Park to accommodate the anticipated increase of taco enthusiasts coming to the taco fest. Read More »