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Wear Intelligentsia's Floor, Echo Park's Rodeo Grill Gets Bigger, More A.M. Intel

Plus brunch in Studio City and a scary moment in South LA.

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Sqirl, Silver Lake
Sqirl, Silver Lake
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

No more looking for your plov fix

The Weekly has found it! Uzbekistan's national dish, apparently, is alive and well in a Russian-themed deli in Valley Village. You just have to be willing to eat it on the sidewalk.

Echo Park's Rodeo Grill seeks to expand

The decently-sized Rodeo Grill on Sunset is hoping to attract a drinkier crowd, says The Eastsider, with plans to hopefully expand by way of a longer, nearly 500 foot-long bar and 200 foot patio. The nearly two decade old casual Mexican spot, it seems, is hoping to cash in Echo Park's relatively recent boom by becoming an alternative to the Mohawk Bends and Gold Rooms of the world.

Wear Intelligentsia's floor, if you'd like

For folks that #havethisthingwithfloors, you can now wear Intelligentsia’s iconic tile patterns as a dress. According to LA Magthe latest looks from fashion designers Jason and Laura O’Dell will let diehard coffee fans actually wear the blue tile pattern of the Silver Lake Intelligentsia store, while another look showcases the nearby Casbah Cafe and their ever-present basket of limes on the counter.

Ruth Reichl in the house

Promoting her new book, "My Kitchen Year: 106 Recipes that Saved My Life," former Gourmet editor-in-chief Ruth Reichl is stopping by Lucques on October 11 hosting a dinner featuring courses inspired by recipes in the book. The cost per diner is $75. Call 323-655-6277 to pick up a ticket.

Sqirl goes official, according to the US Patent and Trademark Office

No more ripping off those jams and sorrel pesto rice bowls! Apparently Jessica Koslow has managed to trademark the Sqirl™ name into infinity, which might just mean an expansion of her existing preserves line to national (and maybe even intergalactic) status. A smart move, considering the volume of prepared products expected to be moving through the upcoming Sqirl Away shop.

A taco stand shooting in South LA

Tough news out of South LA, as three children were injured (all are expected to make a full recovery, with only two being transported to the hospital) in an apparent gang-related drive by shoot at a taco stand off Figueroa. NBCLA has more news on the scary scenario, which happened around 8:40 p.m. last night.

Cocina Condesa launches brunch

Studio City's newest Mexican option, Cocina Condesa, is finally ready to launch brunch, with options as diverse as machaca scrambles, breakfast burritos, chile relleno, and loads of chorizo plates. The full menu is below, with the service starting Saturday and running 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends.