Saturday, October 22, 2016

Shopper & Diner: Deceptive vegan donuts in Silver Lake; bagels are back in Highland Park; The Roost bar and Thai restaurant?


Deceptive doughnuts and fritters are at Donut Farm in Silver Lake, the Los Angeles Times reports. The doughnuts are vegan and 100 percent organic, but they come pretty darn close to their buttered-down siblings. For example, the plain glazed doughnut was explained to be a “dead ringer for the original,” and the apple and banana fritters are “equally deceptive.” Donut Farm is located in the 2600 block of Sunset.

In other Shopper & Diner News:

  • Three eateries in Echo Park and Silver Lake were listed in Thrillist’s “Best Places to Eat Near Dodger Stadium.” Mohawk Bend received a mention for its happy hour menu of $8 cocktails, $5 beers and personal pizzas priced under $10. The wine bar vibe at Same Same Thai, formerly Rambutan Thai, also received a mention. Guisados’ acclaimed tacos, with their handmade tortillas topped with meats and all the fixings, made the cut as well. All three eateries are located on Sunset Boulevard: Mohawk Bend is in the 2100 block, Same Same Thai is in the 2800 block and Guisados is in the 1200 block.
  • Belles Bagels is back. After a long hiatus, owners Nick Schreiber and J.D. Rocchio have set up a takeaway window on York Boulevard in Highland Park. The space is inside Hi Hat, a bar and music venue that opened last year. L.A. Eater has the details. Belles Bagels and Hi Hat are located in the 5000 block of Sunset.
  • The Roost bar in Atwater Village is cooking up some fine Thai and American food, LA Weekly reports. The dive bar was taken over by longtime bartender, Sai. After Sai learned that the previous owner had a conditional liquor license that required food to be served, Dragonless Kitchen was born. The restaurant is located inside of The Roost and serves American fare such a chicken wings, burgers and homemade onion rings. On the Thai side are classics such as pad thai and pad see ew. Dragonless Kitchen at The Roost is located in the 3100 block of Los Feliz Boulevard.

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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