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Inside Tortoise, A Home Coffee Brewer's Dream; Mexicano Preview in Baldwin Hills

Sprudge goes inside the whimsical Japanese gift store, Tortoise, which is chock full of cool brewing equipment

Tortoise General Store
Tortoise General Store
Julife Wolfson

VENICE— Sprudge delves deep into Tortoise General Store, a cute little boutique tucked into Abbot Kinney with what might be the coolest selection of coffee home-brewing toys in the city. Items include drippers, hand grinders, and kettles. [Sprudge]

BALDWIN HILLS— LA Mag tries some of the early fare coming out of Mexicano, the new restaurant from La Casita Mexicana's Jaime Martin del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu in Baldwin Hills. Early highlights include Pueblan mole and a tamal of Yucatan-style pibil. Opening is slated for December. [LA Mag]

EAGLE ROCK— Colorado Wine Company is now under new ownership (this comes some time after founder Jennifer Morgan's untimely death). Husband John Nugent has sold the business, though new ownership is hoping to keep the neighborhood-friendly concept intact for the most part. [The Eastsider]

Tortoise General Store

1208 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291 310-314-8448 Visit Website

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