Pico Blvd. adds a French bakery
Following the dust-up at Mid City’s La Maison du Pain (you know, where they embezzled millions from a former employer), it sort of makes sense that another player might creep into the neighborhood. This once’s called The Sweet Nuns, and they specialize in stacked cream puffs called religieuses.
Second Chances at Homeboy Industries
Fast Company talks to the folks at Homeboy Industries about their mission statement, their troubles, and the importance of simply saying yes to people.
Good Food goes to La Puente
In the latest Good Food, KCRW and Jonathan Gold tackle Golden Owl in La Puente. The so-called Burmese fusion spot is known for its cross-border culinary connections, including barbecue pork bowls and catfish stew.
Is Salazar really only a month away?
Co-owner Billy Silverman seems to think so, per this Instagram post showing the work in progress.
Here’s to the motormat
LAist has a fun look at a forgotten part of LA’s longstanding drive-thru culture: the motormat. Basically a conveyor belt system that eliminated people from the process of delivering food to cars, the motormat was oddly ahead of its time and never quite hit the big time. Take a look at these cool old photos from one bygone motormat spot called The Track, which used to sit on Beverly Boulevard.
LA's best (and only) pure vodka distillery is growing
That's per LA Weekly, which says the fledgling Arts District operation Loft & Bear has gotten too big for its own space. The solution? 8,000 square feet in Huntington Park, which will hopefully allow the award-winning brand the opportunity to grow further and faster than ever before.
Lucky Baldwins does Oktoberfest
Sure, the party technically started on Saturday, but it's running through the end of the month so there's plenty of opportunity to get out and enjoy this Pasadena beer party.