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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Restaurants & Bars

Councilman Huizar wants to allow new Colorado Boulevard businesses to stay open longer

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EAGLE ROCK — Councilman Jose Huizar wants to change city law to allow new restaurants, bars and shops along Colorado Boulevard to stay open beyond 9 p.m. Huizar introduced a  City Council motion to modify what’s called the Colorado Boulevard Specific Plan, an ordinance that has ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Sampling sake in Echo Park

ECHO PARK –  A new sake and yakitori bar has opened in the former Cortez restaurant space near Sunset Boulevard and Allison Avenue.  Kush Sake Bar, which is connected to Ji Taek Lim, owner of Silverlake Ramen, opened recently without much fanfare.  We don’t have details ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: East LA chile relleno burrito declared best in the U.S.; new Highland Park brewery perfecting its craft; & Glassell Park warehouse shoe sale

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The Daily Meal has conducted an exhaustive search of the country’s best burritos. Narrowing the list to just 35, the site has used a thorough metric approach to rate the wrapped sensation from New Orleans to Chicago to  New York and everywhere in between. Nobody, however, does ... Read More »

Gourmet burger truck rolls into Glassell Park

GLASSELL PARK — “VaKA is going places by thinking out of the box,” says Aaron J. Perez, a Boyle Heights native and the chef behind VaKA Burger. The new restaurant pops up a few times a week at Tested L.A., a house-turned-experimental-kitchen in a residential neighborhood ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: World Cup Watching in Highland Park; Farmer’s Market upgrade in Eagle Rock; and free barbecue in Boyle Heights

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LAist says that Highland Park’s The York scores big points as one of the best spots to catch all the action of The World Cup. They’re open early for your viewing pleasure and have flat screens as well as a projector to cheer on your team ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Chefs cooking up new concepts at Tested L.A.

GLASSELL PARK — Blank canvases come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes they look like kitchens. Experimental kitchen space Tested L.A.  on the border of Glassell Park and  Cypress Park is a brick and mortar restaurant open to ambitious chefs and food brands to rent who ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: A mission for new Hermon cafe; Father’s Day at Atwater pub; and Echo Park welcomes design festival

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Manifesto Cafe is making it their mission to bring a community-mindedness to Hermon. Eater LA notes that  the recently-opened coffee shop is stocking healthy eats and fair trade coffee and tea to typically underserved neighborhoods. Manifesto was actually originally conceived as a job training center and ... Read More »

Beyond Cheese: Eagle Rock’s Milkfarm stocks up on sandwiches, bread & gourmet goodies

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EAGLE ROCK -- If there’s one food thing Northeast L.A. needed, it was cheese. While Auntie Em’s on Eagle Rock Boulevard does have a small selection of great cheeses, up until a few weeks ago, the true cheese shop experience required a trip to Pasadena or ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Cocktail pop up in Silver Lake; Los Feliz brews new cafe; secret Chinese food in Glassell Park

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Silver Lake is welcoming bartender extraordinaire, Matthew Biancaniello, back to Cliff’s Edge, reports LA Weekly. Biancaniello will host a Wednesday night cocktail pop up with drinks featuring his home-grown and local ingredients. LA Weekly also notes that Glassell Park and some of its Eastside neighbors (Los Feliz, Echo ... Read More »

Storefront Report: New pizza parlor opens on York

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HIGHLAND PARK –  Town Pizza opened up this week in the former Italiano’s restaurant at the corner of York Boulevard and Avenue 51.  Portions of the Italiano’s building were being painted red this weekend as the new pizza place prepared for the soft opening. No word ... Read More »