French-Mex restaurant and new boutique debut in Silver Lake; it’s nearly time for Recess in Highland Park; Goodbye, Fresh & Easy



Trois Familia, the highly anticipated French-Mexican brunch spot that took over the Alegria space, tested its waters last Tuesday by only serving the first 50 people in line, Eater LA reports. Apparently, the soft opening went well, so chefs Ludo Lefebvre, Jon Shook, and Vinny Dotolo officially opened Trois Familia in the 3500 block of Sunset Boulevard the next day, LAist reports. The moderately priced menu offers brown chilaquiles with a sunny side-up egg, cotija and salsa macho; a Galette crêpe with comté cheese, ham and avocado milk; and churro French toast with Mexican chocolate and vanilla ice cream from Salt & Straw.

In other Shopper & Diner news:

  • Reservoir, a sleek and minimalist concept that brings together women’s fashion, household furnishings and art, is debuting in Silver Lake near Sunset Boulevard and Maltman Avenue in  an emerging retail hot spot dubbed The Corner (think Clare V., Sweet William and Dream Collective), reports Racked LA. Founded by New York City transplants Aliza Neidich and Alissa Jacob, Reservoir’s concept is based on a collection of iconic women’s ready-to-wear, jewelry, shoes, accessories, home furnishings and art. Its featured lines include Rag & Bone, Ryan Roche, Alexander Wang and Ellery.
  • William Perreira’s iconic office tower that was converted into the The Elysian apartments will soon add a dining option to its live and work experience with the upcoming opening of Winsome, reports Eater LA. Located in the restaurant-starved area where Echo Park and Chinatown intersect, Winsome is headed by celebrated chef Jeremy Strubel and features all-day dining, a take out window for breakfast and fresh Cali foods in a ground-floor space off of Sunset Boulevard. Winsome is slated to open sometime in December on the ground floor of The Elysium, the 1100 block of Sunset Boulevard.
  • Highland Park: it’s time for Recess, a Glendale-based eatery that will be ready to enter the Eastside dining scene come the end of November, reports Eater LA. Chef/owner Sevan Abdessian plans to continue the school theme in the roomy, 150-seat, York Boulevard location with a library replica that wraps around the room combined with the rustic touch of olive trees and a non-functioning fireplace. He also plans to serve lunch and dinner weekdays with an expanded weekend menu that includes breakfast.

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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