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 Mag, the 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.
The US Patent and Trademark office has made Sqirl™ seem very official even though I am known to wear shirts inside out and break my ankle while walking. To celebrate this exploration into adulthood, I've added rare preserves like Reine Claude, Gravenstein, Persian Mulberry & Mirabelle Plum to our repertoire and to our site. More soon too.
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.