Photos by Elizabeth Daniels
Little Tokyo is frequented more for its dining destinations than drinking destinations, but Wolf & Crane aims to change that when it soft opens today on E. 2nd Street in a space designed by M&B Design (Megan Donnell, Brion Moran), previously inhabited by 2nd Street Jazz. Partners Michael Francesconi and Matthew Glaser named their neighborhood bar after animals from Aesop's fables, specifically the Honshu Wolf and the Red-Crowned Crane, which, in Japanese mythology, symbolize protection and luck/longevity, respectively.
Drinks aren't overly complicated, and if a rum, lime, Mexican Coke and Angostura Bitters libation isn't for you than perhaps a beer from Eagle Rock Brewery is. By way of food, not much to eat here other than Japanese snacks, but luckily there are plenty of other places to refuel nearby. Right now the plan is to have sports games on until 10 p.m. at which point TVs will turn off for the night. Hours of operation run Monday to Friday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday/Sunday from 1 p.m. to 2 a.m.
· EaterWire: Wolf & Crane Opens Wed [~ELA~]
· Wolf & Crane, a Full Service Bar Coming to Little Tokyo [~ELA~]