Friday, July 1, 2016

Restaurants & Bars

Silver Lake’s Casbah Cafe closes without saying goodbye

Entrance to Casbah in Silver Lake

SILVER LAKE ––  For nearly 20 years, the Casbah Cafe attracted a loyal clientele that sipped coffee and snacked on pastries in the Moroccan themed interior or took a seat at sidewalk tables sheltered by vines and greenery. But this week, Casbah’s customers have been left ... Read More »

Yes, another coffee house brewing in Echo Park

Future home of Eightfold Coffee

ECHO PARK — There’s no shortage of places in Echo Park where you can stop, sip and savor a cup of coffee. But now the relatively under-caffeinated eastern edge of Echo Park is poised to get a coffee house of its own: Eightfold Coffee. The new ... Read More »

Footwear designers pop up in Silver Lake; more coffee flowing in Echo Park; Boyle Heights’ veggie tacos


Shinola Silver Lake, which is based in Detroit, and The MiA Project in Highland Park have teamed together to present Makers Month, a series of events devoted to all things made in America. According to Racked LA, two of the weekend events include pop-ups featuring up-and-coming Los Angeles-based footwear designers Wal & Pai and Jessica Taft Langdon arrives the following weekend. Read More »

Chicken chipotle pizza now serving in El Sereno

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EL SERENO — When Hugo Izquierdo craved a pizza, he often had to leave the neighborhood,  heading west and “over the hill” to Highland Park or traveling east to Alhambra to enjoy a satisfying piece of pie. Now, he just walks three blocks from his home ... Read More »

What will replace a York Boulevard sandwich shop? [updated]


HIGHLAND PARK — The owners of Schodorf’s Luncheonette have announced the permanent closure of the sandwich shop, which opened nearly five years ago as the York Boulevard restaurant and bar scene was taking off. Matt and Anya Schodorf, who also own Cafe de Leche Café down the block, ... Read More »

Goodbye Red Hill, Hello The Whisperer

Red Hill's new look

ECHO PARK — A new sign – “The Whisperer” – has been painted on the exterior of the former Red Hill restaurant, which has been closed since last December. Reader Amy Schmalz snapped a shot of the newly painted sign on the now black building at ... Read More »

Downtown BBQ owner opening a Highland Park bistro

5631 Figueroa Street

HIGHLAND PARK —  The owners of Downtown’s Horse Thief BBQ at the Grand Central Market are planning to open a 161-seat restaurant and bar on Figueroa Street. Wade McElroy and Russell Malixi are seeking city permission to serve a full-line of alcohol at their new restaurant, called ... Read More »