Thursday, November 26, 2015


Time Out says Sqirl’s the spot for breakfast; Silver Lake tattoo shops named LA’s best; Why is Alfred Coffee on Sunset closed?

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Time Out New York announced that Sqirl in East Hollwood is one of the best breakfast restaurants in America. The magazine praised the Jessica Koslow operation for its prized jams made on-site, sorrel pesto and radishes and sheep’s-milk and feta cheeses. With all of the positive press, it’s no surprise that Koslow trademarked her emerging enterprise, Sqirl, particularly since the jams are now available online, and with the coming of Koslow's second space, Sqirl Away. Read More »

Go Get Em Tiger and Square One shuffle while young chefs shine on Zagat list in Silver Lake; former employee sues Mohawk Bend owner; Boo-tique treats Glassell Park


Coffee sensation Go Get Em Tiger has served up its last cup of acclaimed brew one day ahead of schedule at its Hyperion Avenue pop-up location in Silver Lake. Owners Kyle Glanville and Charles Babinski are setting up a permanent home on the 4600 block of Hollywood Boulevard in Los Feliz “in the not-too-distant future,” GGET further announced on Instagram. Read More »

Frogtown’s newsy sandwiches and microbrew plans; Starry Kitchen’s tofu balls rolling into Echo Park; the Odells’ stylish ode to Silver Lake


The currently minimal Spoke Bicycle Café in Elysian Valley, aka Frogtown, has big plans to transform itself into a full restaurant and microbrewery, reports the Los Angeles Times. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served daily and a micro coffee roastery will also be on-site. For the booze, owners Richard Latronica and Laurie Winston plan to serve select wines and their own beer brewed at the restaurant. Read More »

Highland Park’s cheap eats and pool hall makeover; sleek menswear boutique struts into Silver Lake; farmers’ market incentives for low-income shoppers

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The days of Highland Park Pool & Billiards are apparently numbered with the coming of the tentatively named concept, Hi-Hat, Eater LA reports. Behind the change are Dustin Lancaster, Ross Stephenson and Michael Blackman, the same folks who brought The Hermosillo and Highland Park Brewery to the neighborhood (Lancaster is also behind L&E Oyster Bar in Silver Lake) Read More »

Former Silver Lake furniture store getting a makeover

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SILVER LAKE –  After sitting dormant and vandalized for several months, the former home of Silverlake furniture at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Benton Way has seen a lot of activity in recent weeks. Workers have been replacing the roof of the brick building while ... Read More »