Shopper & Diner: Maré moves into Silver Lake; Casa Bianca is back from summer break; acclaim for Sqirl’s savory rice bowls


Bye-bye Barbarella – Maré is moving in, Eater L.A. reports. The dinner spot is taking over the space that Barbarella occupied for several years in Silver Lake, but on a much grander scale. Apparently, Barbarella and its side barbecue spot Charcoal went belly-up a few weeks ago. So far, details about Maré’s coming to Silver Lake have been hush-hush, but it will “have the same heart and soul” of Maré Melrose and Maré Santa Monica. Maré will be located on the 2600 block of Hyperion in Silver Lake.

In other Shopper & Diner News:

  • Casa Bianca returned from its summer slumber earlier this week, L.A. Weekly reports. The 18-day hiatus was due to much needed vacation time for its employees. The old-school Italian restaurant has been a favorite among locals for decades. It opened in 1955. Casa Bianca is located on the 1600 block of Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock.
  • Sqirl is in Food & Wine magazine’s 2016 guide to the best Los Angeles restaurants and bars. Its prized savory rice bowl and its jams such as blackberry-lemon-verbena and are some of the menu items that were acclaimed. Sqirl is located on the 700 block of Virgil Avenue in East Hollywood.

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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  1. WOW pretty harsh words by the writer about Barbarella closing. Belly up? Did the writer have bad experiences at Barbarella?

  2. The link for Casa Bianca reopening from their vacation is from LA Weekly, not LAEater! See, you can point out things without being harsh!

  3. I don’t like the feeling of uncertainty when there is no Casa B around. Such anxiety!

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