By CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL
After a decade of serving up mouth-watering sandwiches, Dave Evans of Dave’s Chillin’-n-Grillin’ in Eagle Rock is charting new territory, reports Los Angeles Magazine. First off comes some changes to Dave’s, including an updated underground menu and a 10-seater sports bar that opens this spring at the back end of the restaurant. Evans is also jumping in on the craft beer game by developing his own craft beer brand, Dave’s Wicked Red Ale, in collaboration with Eagle Rock Brewery. And if that isn’t ambitious enough, Evans has set his sights on Dave’s Wicked Clam, a New England-style seafood concept, and the distribution of Dave’s Hotts, a spicy pink pepper sauce that he serves at the sandwich shops.
In other Shopper & Diner news:
- The restaurant scene in Silver Lake may be booming, but only a handful made it on Eater LA ‘s list of The 9 Essential Silver Lake Restaurants. Alimento’s Northern Italian dishes topped the list, followed by the cozy Barbrix, Cliff’s Edge fantastical patio, Forage’s fresh fare and L&E Oyster Bar’s neighborhood flare. LAMILL Coffee Boutique, Night + Market Song, Pine & Crane and Silver Lake Ramen finished off the list.
- After a few weeks of moving into Silver Lake, Alfred Coffee stopped the fresh press but plans to reopen the first week of October, the company confirmed in a message via Facebook. Apparently, enhancements were still needed at the coffee shop, including the addition of a drip bar and the completion of décor. The menu was also tweaked to include green tea and matcha.
- LA Weekly’s Best of LA list hit the newsstands and a few eateries from select Eastside neighborhoods received nods. Silver Lake’s El Cochinito was named Best Cuban Fried Rice. Los Feliz’s Little Dom’s received kudos for Best Cheap Prix Fixe Menu. Atwater Village’s Dune does the Best Falafel while Wild at Canelé’s Wednesday-to-Friday pop-up received Best Lunch Spot. Echo Park’s Fix Coffee Shop won the Best Coffee Shop for Working.
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