Saturday, October 22, 2016

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.  Back in Silver Lake,  GGET is to be replaced by the folks at Square One Dining, who,  not so coincidentally, operated the former Lucky Duck restaurant in the same spot, reports Eater L.A.

In other Shopper & Diner news:

  • Mohawk Bend owner and craft beer guru Tony Yanow has been slapped with a state lawsuit for unpaid wages, Eater LA reports. The lawsuit was filed by former employee Perry Jackson on Tuesday, Sept. 15. He claims that management at Yanow’s three craft pubs – Mohawk Bend in Echo Park, Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank and Golden Road in Atwater Village– frequently denied Jackson and other employees mandated breaks and meals, were unfairly compensated or simply not paid for actual hours worked and didn’t receive their final pay checks upon termination or resignation.
  • Three young Silver Lake chefs and one beverage master were recently listed on Zagat’s 30 under 30 culinary talents to watch in Los Angeles. The four honorees are spread out within a mile stretch of Sunset Boulevard, from Westerly Terrace to Edgecliffe Drive. First up, is Knuckle & Claw’s Nikki Booth, 24, and Chloe Dahl, 25, with their straight-from-the-sea lobster and crab fare. Across the street on the corner of Sunset and Westerly Terrace is 24-year-old Lamar Valladares, executive chef of Diablo Taco, who was determined to make the list before he hit the big 3-0 – and he did. Finishing the round-up is Darwin Manahan, 28, beverage director and general manager of Cliff’s Edge, who Zagat regarded as “one of the most adventurous barmen on the scene today.”
  • Thousands of deeply discounted Halloween costumes, makeup, party favors and decorations will be for sale this weekend at Goodwill SoCal’s Halloween pop-up, BOO-tique, Racked LA reports. Hosted at the Goodwill’s Glassell Park outlet at the corner of  San Fernando Road and Fletcher Drive, the three-day event kicks off on Friday, Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The pop-up BOO-tique continues Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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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