Monday, October 24, 2016

Shopper & Diner: Cruffins opens Saturday Highland Park; brewery hops into Frogtown; Ramen of York “feels just right”


San Francisco-based Cruffin creators Mr. Holmes Bakehouse opens this Saturday, Oct. 1, in Highland Park, Eater LA reports. The space comes with a somewhat open prep-and-bake area in the back, a lengthy cement bar, and pastry cases filled with their famous croissant-muffin hybrid filled with cream, among other sweet treats. Caffeine abounds, with the choice of coffee, espresso and green tea. There’s also a plan in the works for expanding to wholesale baking in the large art-deco space. Mr. Holmes Bakehouse is located on the 100 block of S. Avenue 59 in Highland Park.

In other Shopper & Diner News:

  • Frogtown Brewery hops into Elysian Valley this weekend, according to Eater LA. Expect communal seating in a warehouse space, surrounded by exposed rafters and heavy wooden accents. Local beer collections from owners Mike Voss and master brewer Adam Kestal are featured as well as IPAs, witbier and saison. Opens this Saturday. Frogtown Brewery is located in the 2900 block of Gilroy Street in Frogtown.
  • Ramen of York, a fresh spin-off restaurant of Silver Lake Ramen, received a mixed review in the LA Weekly. The review mentions that the salmon in the poke is “a little odd” and the avocado topping is “slightly disconcerting.” However, while “the ramen … could have been a little hotter … the taste was spot-on.” Overall, “Ramen of York feels just right.” Ramen of York is located in the 5000 block of York Boulevard in Highland Park.
  • One of the city’s best hoagies is in Silver Lake, LA Weekly reports. Cheesesteak at Boo’s Philly Cheesesteak in Silver Lake is the spot to find the classic sandwich cooked on a griddle with sliced beef, onions and cheese whiz, American or provolone, housed in an Amoroso roll. Cheesesteak at Boo’s Philly Cheesesteak is located in the 4500 block of Fountain Avenue in Silver Lake.

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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