Mama Shelter's new rooftop situation
UrbanDaddy files on the new rooftop patio at Hollywood's Mama Shelter, which includes a casual restaurant that serves shawarma, alongside a strong bar program. Consider this the E.P. & L.P. for the Hollywood crowd.
Tlayuda L.A. earns raves
People have been talking about Tlayuda L.A., a colorful new Oaxacan shop on Santa Monica Boulevard. LAist is the most recent to tackle the topic, showing off the cheesy tacos and large namesake tlayudas that are giving the place so much buzz.
More on Firestone Walker Venice
By now you've heard: Venice is getting its own Firestone Walker this week. Yes there will be taps and TVs and places for friends to congregate over a pint, but the slightly more hardcore folks over at Beer Pulse have taken a more in-depth look at all the brewing stuff that's happening there, too. First, their pilot brewing system isn't operational (yet — they've hit some snags with the city), but the plan is to eventually start crafting one-off and rare brews that will be very distinguishable from both the company's Paso Robles flagship brewery and their Buellton sour ale warehouse.
Coachella's food lineup gets the poster treatment
Need a concise place to check out all the big name food operators that will be serving up at Coachella this year? You can read the list right this way. But, if you only read Coachella news in their now-ubiquitous band poster format, you can do that too.
What Birdies has to say
LA Mag is on the lookout for some fried chicken from Birdies, the new casual fried chicken concept from Jason Harley. Rocking a strong bird-focused menu (matches the name, of course) and looking to keep round-the-clock weekend hours, Birdies is apt to become an inexpensive dining option for late night partiers in the area — particularly once that Mikkeller Bar opens next door.
Pizza Romana launches a throwback menu
La Brea’s Pizza Romana has snuggled in nicely to the former Cube space, but there are still some who pine for the dishes of old. To help bring closure to their life, owner Alex Palermo will start rocking some midweek throwback deals on pasta plates from the Cube days. Tuesday and Wednesdays only, with plates running $10 and rotating monthly.
Who wants to buy the old Luna Park?
The end of the road has already come and gone for Luna Park on La Brea, the longtime dining stalwart that helped to anchor that stretch well before places like Republique moved in. There was even hope for some that the restaurant would be able to survive long enough to witness the arrival of the subway extension down Wilshire, but alas those days are gone. But there's good news for someone interested in making a different version of that dream come true: you can lease the space yourself. Signage is now up for the opportunity, which touts the place as still being fully equipped.