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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Restaurants & Bars

What’s going on at the former MJ’s gay bar in Silver Lake?

The new look of the former MJ's in Silver Lake

SILVER LAKE -- It's been more than a year since the dance floor went dark and the Go-Go Boys stopped gyrating after MJ's, one of Silver Lake's last gay bars, closed up early last year. Since then, the owners have remained quiet about what's planned for the Hyperion Avenue venue while construction has been on and off during the past year However, construction has resumed, and it looks like MJ's is getting a major makeover.

Meat-loving chef cooks up a meatless burger to satisfy Silver Lake

The meatless burger at Hache LA

SILVER LAKE -- Chef Michael “Mick” Schepers opened Haché LA on Sunset Boulevard last fall with a menu featuring 100% Angus Sirloin burgers, made-from-scratch, triple-cooked fries, homemade drinks and select beer and wine. The menu is similar to his restaurant in Irvine, Mick’s Karma Bar. But Silver Lake is a far cry from Irvine, Schepers found out. Read More »

Meet you for lunch at the Boyle Heights Hyatt?

Rendering of Hyatt House hotel and restaurants | LoopNet.com

BOYLE HEIGHTS -- With the exception of tiny Art's Coffee Shop and a few other spots, there is little in the way of restaurants within walking distance of the thousands of workers, students and visitors at County USC-Medical Center and the adjacent USC Health Sciences Campus. Now it looks like Art's is going to get some competition. The developers of a 200-room Hyatt House hotel and conference center on the campus property are seeking a sit-down restaurant.