Behold the tacro; more pizza & beer for Silver Lake; furniture maker jumps into Frogtown

Baked Mussels courtesy Ma’am Sir


The former Mixed Company space is seeing new light with the arrival of California Sun. The pizza and craft beer n’ wine concept comes from Artisanal Brewers Collective, Eater LA reports. There won’t be on-site brewing like most of the other ABC projects, though. Expect a late-summer arrival. California Sun is at 3903 Sunset Blvd. at Hyperion Avenue in Silver Lake.

The taco and croissant merge into one with the premiere of the tacro in Silver Lake, reports Eater LA. How do you make a tacro? Take a croissant, stuff it with fillings and then  folded into a taco shape. The concept comes from Julie Vandermeersch and Arnaud Goethals, owners of San Francisco-based Vive La Tarte. The bakery takes over the former Shinola store space this fall. Vive La Tarte is at 3515 Sunset Blvd. near Maltman Avenue in Silver Lake.

A new custom furniture maker has set up shop in Frogtown. Carbon Creek California offers custom made furniture with a modern twist along with some in-store samplings. Carbon Creek California is the brainchild of Brandon L. Tapscott, an Indiana native with more than 20 years of experience.

Ma’am Sir will be serving up Filipino cuisine starting Wednesday, June 13 in the former Bar Angeles. That’s the word from RiceBar owner/chef Charles Olalia.  The concept is born from the dishes that Olalia grew up with in Pampanga, the food capital of the Philippines. Also available are American-Filipino fusion dishes and cocktails from Rafa DaCosta in a quintessentially Filipino beach vibe. Ma’am Sir is at 4330 Sunset Blvd. near Fountain Avenue in Silver Lake.

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  1. Ummmm, has San Francisco based Viva la Tarte done any market research down here? I’m afraid they’ll have to open with security guards! However, I’ll forgive them their “Tacros” if they serve the Danish, cheesecake and chocolate cake shown in Instagram photos in link from Eater LA., in their planned local bakery.

  2. Tacro? I don’t know. Without a corn tortilla, there is no taco. Besides, the best tacos are always gonna be the ones your Mom makes, or get at Jack in The Box (sure, they aren’t exactly tacos either but they sure are good).

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