Searching for a suspect in El Monte
Police are asking for the public's help in finding a shooter who killed a Jack in the Box worker on Friday night, says CBS LA. The masked gunman allegedly jumped the counter as part of an attempted robbery, before shooting 25-year old Juan Vidal and fleeing empty-handed.
How that Sotto pizza oven come to be
Over on the Sotto blog, the Westside Italian restaurant is gushing about their hand-built pizza oven. The gorgeously tiled 15,000 pounder was crafted onsite by Stefano Ferrara and (at the time) was one of only ten in the entire U.S. Apparently the monster took a lot of overnight shifts to create, and the weight almost tipped over an entire big rig in the process.
1933 Group’s love of conservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation took some time out to give props to Los Angeles bar team 1933 Group, thanking them for their timeless contributions in keeping a few classics around. Their expanding portfolio currently includes places like Oldfield’s Liquor Room in Palms, Idle Hour (the barrel bar) in North Hollywood, and the woodsy Bigfoot Lodge in Atwater Village, among many others.
How the WholeSam truck came to be
Celebrity healthy-eating chef Sami Udell has her own food truck now, called the WholeSam Truck, and it's been skating around the city for a month or so no. To help launch the rig, her and her business partner teamed up with Coors Light of all people to help tell their opening story, and despite being a little overtly branded, it's pretty compelling.
Various musings from around the dining world
Unemployed Eater offers a bit of intel (and some strong advice) on where to eat and what’s happening around the city these days, from Huckleberry’s new monkey bread to Lodge Bread’s shakshouka. Along the way you might learn that Delicious Pizza does a happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and that his recent meal at Kato in West LA is still among his most memorable for the year.
Bitten brings the conversation to LA
East Coast food conversation Bitten is coming to Los Angeles on October 28, with a full slate of moderated panels and speakers that include Nyesha Arrington and La Colombe Coffee co-founder Todd Charmichael. Tickets are on sale now.
Where to get a great breakfast burrito
Paste Magazine gets in on the breakfast burrito train, calling out seven of their local favorites. Cofax makes the list of course, as does Astro Burger in Santa Monica Boulevard, Trois Familia, and Atwater Village staple Tacos Villa Corona.
Coffee for a song at Javista Organic Coffee Bar in Hollywood
Caffeine option Javista partnered with Ford Theatre for a promotion a few weeks back called Coffee for a Song, with the idea being that anyone willing to step up to the microphone inside Javista in Hollywood to perform would earn a free coffee for their troubles. Apparently there are some talented folks willing to earn themselves a free drink.