Cacao Mexicatessen in Eagle Rock is part of an up-and-coming culinary genre named Alta California, says LA Weekly. Since the Lujan family opened Cacao next to the Trader Joe’s on Colorado Boulevard in 2009, it has won the praise from foodies and critics alike for dishes such as ... Read More »
Restaurants & Bars
SILVER LAKE — Nadine Trujillo served up her last orders of Queso Frito and carnitas over the weekend after deciding to shut down Alegria on Sunset. Trujillo said she is retiring 22 years after opening the Mexican restaurant, which was originally located in Echo Park before moving ... 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
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 »
Mystery solved on Silver Lake’s Secret Chinese Delivery; Boyle Heights’ supreme tortas; LA Weekly names ten best Silver Lake eateries
Secret Chinese Delivery is less of a secret nowadays. For about a year, the covert operation has delivered Americanized Chinese fare to the doorsteps of folks living in Los Feliz, Silver Lake and Echo Park. But the mystery of where the food was prepared was unknown until now Read More »
ECHO PARK — Pizza Buona, which has served up pizza from the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Alvarado Street for more than 50 years, is searching for a new location that will probably take it out of the neighborhood. Israel Palacios, whose family owns the pizzeria, ... Read More »
Boyle Heights youth leaders whip up a healthy cookbook; Silver Lake says bonjour to A.P.C., Shout & About is going all out in Echo Park
Sixteen youth leaders from Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles share their effortless yet nutritious recipes that even their high school peers could make in the recently released collaborative, “Mi Vida, Mi Salud Cookbook,” Boyle Heights Beat reports.
Zero-waste brewery barrels into Boyle Heights; in Silver Lake, gone is a grilled cheese shop & LACAUSA’s Cali style launches
Dave Hodgins’ Dry River Brewing Company is raising the bar of craft brewery when it opens its doors for business this fall in Boyle Heights. The Los Angeles Times reports that the 34-year-old is determined to create the greenest brewery in Los Angeles by eventually producing zero-waste beer. How?
ECHO PARK -- The interior of Bar Bandini remains literally under wraps, with a large tarp covering the windows and doors of the Sunset Boulevard storefront. But the owners of Bar Bandini, located in the former City Sip space, recently have been posting photos of the interior, which has been stripped down for that rustic-industrial look.
Eagle Rock’s Newest Bottle Shop; deKor resettles in Silver Lake; Jeni’s ice cream in Los Feliz closed again
Craft Beer Cellar is coming to Eagle Rock. Run by husband-and-wife team and Eagle Rock locals Gabe Paredes and Corissa Hernandez, the bottle shop and tasting room is under construction with plans to launch in late summer, Eater LA reports. Many Eagle Rock beer drinkers have ... Read More »
SILVER LAKE - When a recording artist and DJ plans to open a restaurant, you would expect the place to be loud. But that's not going to be the case with the vegan cafe that Moby plans to open on Rowena Avenue. Moby, in a community meeting on Wednesday night, told neighbors that he was not expecting to attract a noisy or rowdy crowd. If people are looking for a crazy night out, said Moby, "they are not going to a vegan restaurant."