Los Cinco Puntos in Boyle Heights and Folliero’s in Highland Park celebrate 50 years. Cypress Park loses its largest grocery store. City Terrace welcomes a coffeehouse while a panaderia closes in Echo Park. Here are some of the notable restaurant and bar stories of 2018.

Carnitas, tortillas and loyal customers have kept Los 5 Puntos in business for more than 50 years

Highland Park vegan beer garden prepares to open on York Boulevard

Echo Park Mexican bakery closes after nearly 50 years of serving up pan dulce — “It wasn’t an easy decision”

Eagle Rock diner now serving vegan comfort food on weekend nights

Atwater Village bar scene prepares to welcome back Club Tee Gee [update]

A Mexican restaurant without rice? Welcome to Mesoamerican cuisine in Boyle Heights

Echo Park’s Chango Coffee serves up its last cup

Traveling pizza maker finds a brick-and-mortar home in El Sereno

Big Saver — Cypress Park’s biggest market — is closing


Cafe culture comes to City Terrace

Silver Lake Thai restaurant once showcased by Jonathan Gold shutting down [updated]

Highland Park restaurants have come and gone but Folliero’s pizzeria has endured for 50 years

Fast-casual Taiwanese-style food finally opens in Highland Park

New York wine bar and pizzeria headed for south end of Echo Park

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Mixed Company in Silver Lake out of business after 10 months

Hoover is Happening: The Silver Lake street is attracting new shops and energy to the south end of the neighborhood

I’ll Take a Sesame and a Jalapeño Cheese: Brooklyn Bagel to reopen (finally) this week

New Silver Lake retail center to offer high-end donuts, old-school ramen & chic sheets

Cypress Park couple plan to perk up the neighborhood coffee scene

This husband-and-wife team is satisfying Eagle Rock’s appetite for new restaurants

Sale is in the works for Echo Park’s Brite Spot diner [updated]

Mexico City restaurant in Los Feliz to close in November

Looks like there’s a Starbucks brewing for Cypress Park

From Nuts to Jerky: A&Z Nut Wagon has delivered tasty treats to decades of Boyle Heights

Don Draper, your Frappuccino is ready

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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