Friday, April 18, 2014

Restaurants & Bars

Storefront Report: Highland Park dive bar to get a “bungalow” makeover

Dusty’s Bar will be undergoing some changes as the new owners look to spruce up the Highland Park dive bar. The Garvanza Improvement Association’s Facebook page says the plan to replace  Dusty’s dive-bar mystique with a “bungalow-like design”  appears to be aimed at attracting a different ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Outdoor-style in Atwater; Boyle Heights market embraces healthy fare; and collaborative stouts in Glassell Park

Atwater Village, shopping

The outdoor style specialists at Potted in Atwater Village are beckoning spring with new furnishings. This season the team of Annette Goliti Gutierrez and Mary Gray are offering “The Midge,” a modern and customizable outdoor accent table. A steel frame and glass tiled top bridge the modern ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Proposed Echo Park wine bar seeks city permission to start pouring

The former Echo Park wine bar known as City Sip will serve as the new home of a new wine bar called Bar Bandini, which will include indoor and outdoor seating for about 80 customers as well as live entertainment.  Well, at least that’s the plan ... Read More »

A veggie stack that satisfies now serving in Cypress Park

Cypress Park’s Antigua Coffee House, with its friendly, familiar vibe, vibrant decor and strong brew, is an easy place to love. Owner Yancey Quiñones treats every customer like he’s known them forever, setting a communal tone for the daily crowd of laptop-pounding and just-hanging patrons, which ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: New healthy eatery plants itself in Los Feliz; Filipinotown bakery whipping up tastes of home; Eagle Rock cafe finds new owner; & Echo Park’s wallet-busting pizza

In the former home of Skylight Books’ Art Annex (which moved over one storefront),  Clover Cafe plans to sprout up this summer with healthy food options, reports Eater LA. The bustling Vermont Avenue strip in Los Feliz, which is already home to mainstays like Figaro Bistro ... Read More »

Storefront Report: 199-seat restaurant seeks to satisfy Eagle Rock’s chicken wing cravings

A presentation on several new Eagle Rock restaurants included news on what may end up being one of Eagle Rock’s largest eateries, a 199-seat restaurant called Rockin’ Wings.  At the recent meeting of the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council Land Use Committee,  Rockin’ Wings Owner Jeffery Miller ... Read More »

Storefront Report: New owners take over Silver Lake’s El Conquistador

All that remains of  El Conquistador, the Silver Lake Mexican restaurant that closed last December after 40 years in business, is the outline of its sign on the side of its former Sunset Boulevard home. What’s going to replace El Conquistador? You will have to ask ... Read More »

Gourmet food trucks to the rescue as L.A. Police Academy cafe prepares for a shut down

The Los Angeles Police Revolver & Athletic Club Cafe – the retro police academy coffee shop where cops and other customers dine under displays of vintage photos and batons – is closing at the end of the month for a remodeling. But the LAPD cadets and staff  ... Read More »

Storefront Report: New replacement emerges for Silver Lake’s Backdoor Bakery space

It has been about six years now that Silver Lake’s Backdoor Bakery closed and eventually reopened in Sunland.   Meanwhile, the owners of a new restaurant called Bleu Sage began remodeling the old Backdoor Bakery and applied for a beer and wine license. But Bleu Sage never ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Prix Fixe with a gift in Atwater; Los Feliz’s Dumb Starbucks goes dark; & Echo Park Pop-up settles down


Chloe’s at Golden Road is offering craft beer and prix fixe option for diners this Valentine’s Day. The private event space at the Atwater Village brewery is dishing up this specialty menu by Chef Adam Lavoe alongside live music from 7 pm -11 pm  on Valentine’s Day. ... Read More »