Eagle’s Rock Cacao Mexicatessen climbs to Alta California elite; LAMILL menu makeover; what’s new at the former Naya space



  • 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 Mission Fig Mole Fries, duck confit and Sea Urchin Chili Guero.
  • Restaurateur Bueu Laughlin is taking over the empty Naya space on Sunset Boulevard, Eater LA reports. Although no concept has been determined, it was confirmed that an ABC license is in the works for the 6,000 square foot venture.
  • According to Eating LA, LAMILL Coffee Boutique in Silver Lake has just gone under a menu makeover of sort. Clover vacuum brewing, hand drip and French press are the three brewing methods now used to prepare about half a dozen of new roasted blends and single origin coffees. The brunch and dinner menu was also modified.

Cecilia Padilla Brill is a communications writer and journalist. She writes news, health, education and feature stories. Cecilia is currently working on her first novel. She has lived in Echo Park since 1999

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