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Grub, bicycles and beer roll into Frogtown; the lowdown on Wolfdown in Silver Lake; pizza-by-the-slice in Boyle Heights

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BY CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL

Bicycles, beer, wine and food – that’s how Spoke Bicycle Café is rolling these days. The quiet café has transformed from a coffee landing spot to a full-scale restaurant, LA Weekly reports. The revamped menu includes breakfast, lunch and early dinner options paired with local beers and a short wine list. Don’t worry, bicycle tune-ups are still available. Spoke Café is located in the 3000 block of N.Coolidge Avenue in Frogtown.

In other Shopper & Diner News:

  • Frogtown Brewery is back in action this Memorial Day weekend, the company reported on Instagram. Apparently, the small-scale brewery stopped all the taps for a remodel and expansion. In celebration of its new look and the holiday weekend, Frogtown Brewery is giving away a free branded pint glass to the first 25 customers and has extended its weekend hours. Frogtown Brewery is located in the 2900 block of Gilroy Street in Frogtown.
  • The Wolfdown in Silver Lake “captures the magic of a treehouse,” LA Weekly restaurant reviewer Besha Rodell reports. The Asian-inspired menu carries flavors from around the world, with “European-style” steak tartare and Wu-Tang logo-shaped crackers. The Wolfdown is located in the 2700 block of Rowena Avenue in Silver Lake.
  • Tad Yenawine of Purgatory Pizza in Boyle Heights shares his stories of pizza, discovering Boyle Flats, closing up shop in Echo Park and more adventures in a interview posted on Boyle Heights Beat.

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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