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Monday, January 23, 2017

Restaurants & Bars

Silver Lake trades pizza for parking

SILVER LAKE —  Is Trader Joe’s expanding into the former Pizza Hut on Hyperion Avenue? Readers were asking after a Trader Joe’s sign went up above the now vacant pizza take-out, which shares a parking lot with the Silver Lake TJ’s.  But it looks like nothing ... Read More »

Frogtown Brewery makes the leap into Elysian Valley [update]

ELYSIAN VALLEY — Frogtown Brewery has hopped into Elysian Valley, according to Eater LA. Expect communal seating in a warehouse space, surrounded by exposed rafters and heavy wooden accents. Local beer collections from owners Mike Voss and master brewer Adam Kestal are featured as well as ... Read More »

Mole fries, anyone?

BOYLE HEIGHTS -- Mole fries? Mole quesadillas? Mole nachos? These dishes may sound like the food of fiction, but they’re actually offered at a restaurant here in Boyle Heights. Read More »

Echo Park’s Pizza Buona is back in business

ECHO PARK — Israel Palacios was getting close to giving up finding a new home for his family’s pizzeria, Pizza Buona, which closed last December after being priced out of its old location. But while he was getting his hair cut, Palacios heard that another Echo Park ... Read More »

Echo Park’s Pizza Buona gets a new lease on life

ECHO PARK — After being forced to close late last year in the wake of a steep rent increase, Pizza Buona has found a new location not far from its previous home of more than 50 years. The neighborhood pizzeria plans to reopen on Thursday, Sept. ... Read More »

Starbucks in the works for Hyperion Avenue

LOS FELIZ — Apparently there can’t be too many Starbucks.  The city has issued building permits for a new Starbucks in the Gelson’s shopping center at Hyperion Avenue and Griffith Park Boulevard. The Starbucks would be located in a former Chinese restaurant on the ground floor ... Read More »