The owners of Valerie Confections were scheduled to have opened the doors of Valerie Echo Park late this morning. Valerie Gordon, pictured above in the middle of the Echo Park kitchen, was busy this morning preparing for the “soft opening” of the Echo Park cafe, which will serve a variety of sweet and savory pastries, salads, sandwiches, teas and coffee in the former Delilah Bakery building. The new cafe will initially be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sundays.
In other Shopper & Diner news:
- Dusty’s Bistro in Silver Lake has reopened with a newly remodeled “faux rustic bistro” interior and some new menu items, says Eater L.A.
- L.A. Weekly pays a visit to Fatty’s & Co. in Eagle Rock and gives it high marks for service, ambiance and, of course, the vegan cuisine, including a gluten-free Salisbury quinoa steak.
- Where can you buy a vintage $40 t-shirt or a $1,400 Givenchy Silk Zip Jacket? Head to streetwear fashion store Fruition Las Vegas, which opened a Los Angeles outlet next to American Apparel in Echo Park.