Tacos Villa Corona returns
Fear not, Atwater Village-ites, as your beloved breakfast burrito has returned. Following a short stint with nothing more than a handwritten sign hanging behind the gate, it seems the restaurant is back to serving as usual as of last Thursday, with sources saying matriarch Maria had to go in for surgery. Luckily she's on the mend.
LA's global food influence
Still not convinced that LA is a world-class dining city? Even Australia is saying so these days, with the country's Traveller calling us the best city in the U.S. for food. Their evidence? Places like Maude, Moruno, and Le Comptoir.
The importance of L.A. Kitchen
The LA Times has an imperative look at L.A. Kitchen, the Lincoln Heights-based non-profit that helps get former inmates and foster children off the streets and into kitchens, cooking for a greater good. It's a strong look at an even stronger program, which was founded three years ago thanks to a $1 million grant from the AARP, of all people.
The best coffee roasters in town
Want to keep your morning routine extra local? Then buy from the little guy, based right here in greater LA. The Weekly takes a stab at identifying the best local coffee roasters around, landing on highlight options like Demitasse, Rose Park, Suits & Knives, Compelling & Rich, and more.
Sqirl's cookbook peek
While the finished product is still a ways off, you can take a very insider-y peek at Jessica Koslow's upcoming Sqirl cookbook. Just on first (faraway) glance the thing seems to be exactly as eggy, bowl-focused, and delicious as we'd all hoped.
The garlic knots you know you need
Did you know that today is National Garlic Day? Hard to believe it’s that time of year already, we know, but if you’re feeling in the mood you should track down the Made in Brooklyn truck at 2627 Medford Street for lunch, where they’re serving up free garlic knots to anyone who follows them on Instagram (initial purchase required, of course). Can’t make lunch? They’re doing dinner at 13100 Hubbard Street in Sylmar.
Reseda’s Flame Pizzeria turns one
Craft beer and handmade pizza spot Flame Pizzeria in Reseda turns one today, and to celebrate they’re doing 1/2 priced pies and $4 pints of beer all week long. If you haven’t been, the space features 14 taps and nearly two dozen craft beer bottles on hand, and on Thursday will feature 1/2 off pizzas. For the rest of the week you can get half off appetizers, like meatballs and lemon garlic chicken. Hours are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. only, Tuesday through Sunday.
Mainland's one year poke celebration
Feel like eating some raw fish today? You can do so in decadent style at Mainland Poke, one of the better recent options to emerge. Running today only (and while supplies last) you can 'upgrade' any poke bowl at Mainland with a slab of uni for just $1 as a way to celebrate with the team. Sounds like a great party.