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Starbucks to join Los Feliz’ Caffeine Alley

LOS FELIZ — The north end of Hillhurst Avenue will soon be home to seven shops — including a now-under-construction Starbucks — where you can satisfy your coffee fix, reports The Los Feliz Ledger. The newest entrant, Blue Bottle, held a grand opening last weekend for ... Read More »

Echo Park Chinese restaurant serves up a makeover

ECHO PARK — Much has changed in Echo Park since Wichhica Nhim's parents, who fled to the United States from Cambodia in the 1970s, opened Chinatown Express in an Echo Park Avenue minimall 15 years ago. The pace of gentrification took off, rents and real estate prices have spiked and new restaurants, bars and shops have opened. Now, Nhim's family restaurant has changed, too. Read More »

Spireworks now serving custom kebabs in Eagle Rock

EAGLE ROCK — Spireworks has opened its second restaurant featuring roasted döner kebabs and sandwiches that can be customized to taste, Eater LA reports. The chef behind some of the sandwich toppings is Kuniko Yagi, a veteran of Top Chef whose background also includes serving as ... Read More »

Highland Park gets a Romanian inspired cafe

HIGHLAND PARK -- A Romanian-inspired cafe called Parsnip quietly opened last week on York Boulevard. Anca Caliman, partner in Lemon Poppy Kitchen in Glassell Park, and Aracelly Flores, longtime Lemon Poppy Kitchen cook, have partnered to open a casual, counter-service cafe in the former Antojitos Guerrero space. Read More »

Wanderlust Creamery travels to Atwater Village

ATWATER VILLAGE — Tarzana’s Wanderlust Creamery will soon be serving its specialty ice cream in Atwater Village, Eater LA reports. Expected to open by the end of the month, the Glendale Boulevard location will be Wanderlust’s second shop. True to the store’s name, the theme behind ... Read More »

Echo Park’s The Whisperer restaurant goes quietly

ECHO PARK —  Less than a year after it opened, The Whisperer restaurant shut down last month. Now, a new owner is preparing to open in the same spot, which hasn’t been able to retain a restaurant for very long. The Whisperer opened last February in a ... Read More »

Lincoln Heights coffee scene perks up

LINCOLN HEIGHTS —  The neighborhood’s coffee scene has been pretty low key. Cafe in the Heights closed about two years ago, and Cafe Zeta did not last very long. But now the team behind The Heights Deli and Bottle Shop has stepped in to fill the ... Read More »