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Friday, August 1, 2014

Restaurants & Bars

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 »

Storefront Report: Chipotle coming to Eagle Rock

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EAGLE ROCK —   Chipotle, the Mexican fast-food chain, is preparing to open a new location in an Eagle Rock shopping center. The chain has applied for building permits to remodel a space in the building that once housed a Quiznos and Cold Stone Creamery .  The approximately ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: New bar swings into Highland Park; taste the Eastside in Cypress Park; and burger innovation in Eagle Rock

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HIGHLAND PARK — A new ‘60s themed bar is swinging into the former home of Dusty’s Sports Bar on York Blvd, says Eater LA. Called The Offbeat, the bar expects to be on target for an early to mid June opening. Manager Todd Conner explains that ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Critical praise fails to save Echo Park’s Allumette

ECHO PARK — Looks like restaurant critic Jonathan Gold will have to rename his list of  101 Best Restaurants.  The owners of Allumette – ranked at No. 51 on this year’s recently issued list – announced that they were shutting down the Echo Park restaurant on ... Read More »

Storefront Report: New corner cafe in the works for south Silver Lake

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SILVER LAKE — With the exception of Cafecito Organico on Hoover Street, the residents who live on the south side of the neighborhood near the 101 Freeway have little in the way of a neighborhood cafe or coffee house that  is within walking distance. But now ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Boyle Heights beverage bonanza; new brunch options in Highland Park; and Glassell Park’s Goodwill made-to-order lunches now served

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Boyle Heights is taking aim at the craft beer and rare liquor market with the recently-opened Ramirez Beverage Center. The Glutster notes that this virtual mecca of mezcal and other liquors is a 12,000 square foot space brought to you by the same folks of the neighborhood ... Read More »