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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Restaurants & Bars

A modern take on Kansas City BBQ opens in Silver Lake

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SILVER LAKE -- A new barbecue spot, Charcoal, on Hyperion Avenue is seeking to be the pitmaster of Silver Lake, reports EaterLA. It replaces the old Lago D'argento Pizzeria and opened this week. Charcoal touts itself as a modern Kansas City style of barbecue, with chef Jeremy Zimmerman in charge of a 1,700-pounds smoker.

Suffering from York Boulevard burnout? How about Glassell Park?

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GLASSELL PARK -- When it came to time to expand into Northeast L.A., Jenna Turner, who operates Chango Coffee in Echo Park and owns Sunset Junction Coffee Shop in Silver Lake, skipped over York Boulevard, already brimming with new cafes and shops. That's how she ended up in Glassell Park, where she plans to open the doors to a new coffee shop, Habitat Coffee Shop on Friday.

The Juice wants to clean up Highland Park

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HIGHLAND PARK -- Juice cleansing comes to Highland Park with The Juice on York Boulevard. The store is the second for co-owners Elizabeth Halpern and Melissa Cronkhite, whose first juice shop in Atwater Village allows customers to try and reverse their not-so-healthy habits with green apple, lemon, kale and triple ginger juice or chocolate almond milk if juice cleansing seems intimidating.

Bangers & Mash, anyone? Echo Park gets its first taste of a new British pub

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ECHO PARK -- Do British pubs usually have valet stands out front and serve salads with goat cheese? Perhaps not but when your 6,000 miles away from the British Isles, you probably have to be flexible and adapt to local customs and tastes. In this case, The Lost Knight -"A British Pub," according to the signs - has updated the old-world concept for modern-day Echo Park.

Socially-conscious building supply store opens in Atwater; Vaka Burger truck finds a home in Boyle Heights; chocolate shop to close after Valentine’s Day

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SHOPPER & DINER For the socially-conscious Do-It-Yourselfer, the new Habitat for Humanity Restore in the far north end of Atwater Village allows you to shop for building supplies while supporting the construction of homes for low-income families. The donated items range from hardware and doors to kitchen cabinets and tile at prices said to be 30% below those at standard home improvement chains

Weekend Bite: Country ham with cornmeal biscuits

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EAGLE ROCK -- The Eagle Rock Brewery Public House has come up with a menu of tasty bites to accompany your favorite craft brew, including country ham with cornmeal biscuits and mustard butter. "So good," says Valentina Silva of Eastside Food Bites. Read More »

Weekend Bite: Gelato with a buzz

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SILVER LAKE —  The affogato with scoops of vanilla bean and salted caramel gelato over espresso at Pazzo Gelato satisfies your need for coffee and a creamy desert. “They call them Pazzogatos,” said Albert Domasin Ayala, “and they are so worth it.”  Read More »