Plus a new Downtown garden patio, and West Hollywood’s oldest restaurants, and a restaurant crash in OC
85°C Bakery adds to Glendale
There’s another 85°C Bakery making its way to Glendale, settling in right next to the forthcoming Halal Guys on Brand says a tipster. The upcoming destination will tuck inside the Woolworth Building, and should help to further anchor one seriously hot stretch of boulevard in town.
Blaze Pizza burns into Staples Center
Fast casual concept Blaze Pizza is officially becoming part of the Staples Center scenery, opening up a new restaurant and becoming a partner of the LA Kings. They’re actually going to be the exclusive pizza sold at Staples now, which is pretty insane.
A crash at Don Carlos
Looks like a late night car crash took out Fullerton favorite Don Carlos, an unassuming Mexican restaurant on the corner of Commonwealth and Lemon. According to the OC Register, despite the incident (and the police tape) the place is still up and running as of this morning.
Marvel at Manuela
Take a look at the warm new outdoor garden growing away at Manuela in the Arts District. The newcomer only opened for lunch this week, but is already trying to become as self-sufficient with their produce as possible.
West Hollywood’s famous places
Wehoville steps through time to remember a bunch of old restaurants across West Hollywood, including the iconic Chasen’s on Beverly Boulevard (which is now a Bristol Farms grocery store). Other big names include Formosa Cafe, which is still up and running after some struggles, and Italian icon Dan Tana’s.
The honesty of organic tortillas
Munchies has been tackling the future of food in an ongoing series lately, and among those topics is a conversation on Kernel of Truth Organics, an East L.A. tortilla company bringing handmade organic tortillas to the city.
Wine drinking for charity
Children’s Bureau, a non-profit dedicated to stopping the abuse of children, is throwing a big wine-fueled dinner party on October 20. The whole thing goes down at Casa Vertigo in Downtown, with chefs from Susan Feniger and Ray Garcia to Steve Samson and David Lentz attending. Yes, there will also be lots of wine to quench the thirst of the 500 or so attendees who pony up $250 a head for the pleasure.
Here comes Tarme Grill
Check out this upcoming Glendale spot Tarme Grill, which translates loosely to “it is fresh.” The big new standalone player on Glendale Avenue in Glendale is still going through construction but is almost done.