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Shopper & Diner: Cop cafe reopens; Burgerlords roams into Highland Park; Silver Lake’s Fat Dragon in full force; unsung pies of Eagle Rock

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BY CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL

Feel the LAPD vibe at the Los Angeles Police Revolver and Athletic Café in Elysian Park. The café received a revamp since its closure in 2014 and officially opened on January 3, Eater LA reports.

With black-and-white photographs and memorabilia hanging on the walls, the café pays homage to the LAPD of yesteryear. Tucked away on the ground of the Los Angeles Police Academy, look for the rocky façade by the staircase past the security station. Breakfast is served all day, and lunch begins at 10 a.m. Open to the public from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays. Los Angeles Police Revolver and Athletic Club Café is located in the 1800 block of Academy Drive in Elysian Park.

In other Shopper & Diner News:

  • Chinatown’s Burgerlords is soon to serve dinner at the Hi Hat, Eater LA reports. Don’t worry, Belle’s Bagels is still at the Hi Hat during the day. A launch party is slated for Monday, January 16 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., with beer, pool and DJ’s. Burgerlords Highland Park is located in the 5000 block of York Boulevard in Highland Park.
  • Chinese-American fast casual restaurant Fat Dragon is in full force, Eater LA reports. The modestly sized Chinese eatery is nestled in the same strip mall as Trois Familia on the corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Sunset in Silver Lake. Traditional menu items such as wonton noodle soup have received a flavorful upgrade of sorts. Expect exposed ceilings and seating for about 25. Take out is available. Fat Dragon is located in the 3500 block of W. Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake.
  • KnowRealiltyPie makes “some of the city’s unsung pies,” according to Eater LA. Owner Tracy DeVore, a retired paralegal turned self-taught baker and baking instructor, sells out the 250-plus pies she bakes daily from her home kitchen at 3 a.m. every morning. The pie master also is a KCRW Good Food Pie Contest winner. Pies can be ordered online or in person. KnowRealityPie is located in the 5100 block of Townsend Avenue in Eagle Rock.

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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