Saturday, October 22, 2016


Mr. Holmes brings the Cruffin to Highland Park

mr. holmes bake house

HIGHLAND PARK —  Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, the San Francisco-based creator of the Cruffin pastry, recently opened in Highland Park, Eater LA reports. Long lines of customers curious about croissant-muffin hybrid have been spotted outside the new bakery, located off of Figueroa Street. The space comes with a somewhat ... Read More »

Frogtown Brewery makes the leap into Elysian Valley [update]


ELYSIAN VALLEY — Frogtown Brewery has hopped into Elysian Valley, according to Eater LA. Expect communal seating in a warehouse space, surrounded by exposed rafters and heavy wooden accents. Local beer collections from owners Mike Voss and master brewer Adam Kestal are featured as well as ... Read More »

Cafe Birdie takes off in Highland Park


HIGHLAND PARK — Cafe Birdie is the sort of “trendy, New American, cocktail-heavy restaurant” that one normally associates with Hollywood or downtown, according to LA Weekly. Except it’s in Highland Park — the latest trendy restaurant to pop up in a neighborhood that was once given ... Read More »

Echo Park’s Pizza Buona is back in business


ECHO PARK — Israel Palacios was getting close to giving up finding a new home for his family’s pizzeria, Pizza Buona, which closed last December after being priced out of its old location. But while he was getting his hair cut, Palacios heard that another Echo Park ... Read More »

Musician-turned-baker to open a bakery in Echo Park

ECHO PARK — A few weeks back we reported about Echo Park Village, the new name for a row of buildings in the 300 block Glendale Boulevard that were being emptied of tenants and renovated in preparation for new businesses. Now, Eater L.A. reports that one of the new ... Read More »

Build-your-own-döner restaurant coming to Eagle Rock

Future home of Spireworks

EAGLE ROCK -- It looks like Spitz, which has for the past decade been serving döner kebabs and Mediterranean-inspired street food in a hip environment, is about to get some competition on its home turf. Spireworks, an American-style döner restaurant, will be opening up this winter in Eagle Rock, according to its website. Read More »

Highland Park food trucks moving on


HIGHLAND PARK — For the past five years, food trucks and their fans have gathered at the back of a shopping center at York Boulevard and Figueroa Street for a weekly celebration of mobile cuisine. Last week, however, Mong Skillman, organizer of the Tuesday night Eat ... Read More »

York Boulevard panaderia prepares for more change

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HIGHLAND PARK —  It’s been three years since Edmundo Rodriguez and son Mario took over Elsa’s Bakery, the York Boulevard panaderia that had been serving up Mexican pan dulce to generations of residents.  They added coffee and other items to adapt the panaderia to a gentrifying ... Read More »

Sawyer seafood and Clover Juice land in Silver Lake

Sawyer and Clover in Silver Lake

SILVER LAKE — Newcomer Sawyer debuted in Silver Lake, serving seafood and other dishes in an attractive indoor and outdoor dining areas, according to Eater LA. A mix of light and dark wood tables and chairs, a vibrant brick floor and surrounding foliage sets the the ... Read More »