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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Restaurants & Bars

Echo Park’s Pizza Buona is back in business

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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

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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

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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 »

Echo Park & Silver Lake pizza shakeup

Former Silver Lake PIzza Hut

Many pizza fans across Echo Park and Silver Lake are asking “Where did my pizza place go?” following the recent closure of a trio of pizza outlets. In Echo Park, residents still trying to get over the closure of Pizza Buona at the end of last ... Read More »

Do beer and mezcal mix? Echo Park will soon find out

New bar/restaurant moving into former pizzeria

ECHO PARK — A new bar and restaurant with a focus on mezcal cocktails is preparing to open in a Sunset Boulevard strip mall right right next door to beer-lovers’ haven Sunset Beer. An application has been filed with the Planning Department to permit the sale ... Read More »

Echo Park Village: What will it be?

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ECHO PARK — What’s happening to the buildings that once housed the punk venue Pehrspace and  TiGeorge’s Haitian restaurant? One of the buildings in the 300 block of Glendale Boulevard  has a broker sign on a wall saying “Echo Park Village” is coming soon. The new ... Read More »

Build-your-own-döner restaurant coming to Eagle Rock

Future home of Spireworks

EAGLE ROCK -- It looks like Spitz, which has for the past decade been serving döner kebabs and Mediterranean-inspired street food in a hip environment, is about to get some competition on its home turf. Spireworks, an American-style döner restaurant, will be opening up this winter in Eagle Rock, according to its website. Read More »

Dining scene emerging in Elysian Valley

Salazar is one of Elysian Valley's new restaurants

ELYSIAN VALLEY -- Until recently, when it came to eating out in the neighborhood, locals just had one choice: Rick’s Drive-In & Out burger stand. Now, Elysian Valley, aka Frogtown has a few more dining options and more are planning to opening soon. Read More »