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Music venue to premiere in Frogtown; Dough Box’s soft landing in El Sereno; sushi venue goes ramen in Silver Lake

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BY CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL

Music venue Zebulon plans to open its new Elysian Valley home in April, LA Weekly reports. Prior to closing its Brooklyn café location in 2012, the celebrated music venue showcased then up-and-coming talents such as Sharon Van Etten. So far, plans include spotlighting experimental music, cinema, theatre and literary events. Expect a 3,000-square-foot space that holds from 200 to 300 people, a café that serves food, and a sizeable performance space. Zebulon is housed next to Altamirano Records, whose owner, Mario Espinoza, is Zebulon’s new landlord. Zebulon is located in the 2400 block of Fletcher Drive in Elysian Valley.

In other Shopper & Diner News:

  • The once take-out and delivery-only Dough Box has softly opened its first brick-and-mortar pizzeria in El Sereno, Eater LA reports. Apparently, word of Dough Box’s soft opening quickly spread, with customers reportedly visiting in droves to try its famed deep-dish pizza. Dough Box El Sereno is located in the 2700 block of N. Eastern Avenue.
  • Change is on the horizon at the space previously occupied by Saito’s Sushi in Silver Lake, Eater LA says. Reports hint ramen concept Banhaichi is heading to the strip-mall space. Could the new ramen shop have ties to Asahikawa Ramen Bangaichi, a chain ramen shop found in Manila and Tokyo? We’ll see!
  • Mohawk Bend’s nachos are some of the city’s best, according to LA Weekly. Some folks may dispute this, considering the infinite choices for nachos in this town. But whatever your opinion may be, these “terrific” nachos come baked with cheddar cheese, two types of salsa, guacamole and fresh pico de gallo. There’s also a vegan option that comes with cashew crema. Mohawk Bend is located in 2100 block of Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park.

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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