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Cat & Fiddle's Patio Gets Destroyed, Another Downtown Rooftop Restaurant, and More

Plus Pressed Juicery adds dessert in Brentwood, and more folks speak out on Cafe Gratitude

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Trois Familia, Silver Lake
Trois Familia, Silver Lake
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Pressed Juicery hits Brentwood again, this time with dessert

Cold-pressed juice purveyor Pressed Juicery has moved into a second Brentwood location, taking over a former Pinkberry at Gorham Avenue. The shop there will also dole out Freeze, a dairy- and gluten-free juice dessert, and has hopes to open next month. The Country Mart location will remain as well.

More Downtown rooftop dining

There's going to be even more high-elevation dining in Downtown soon enough, as Curbed points to renderings for the in-progress Banco Popular at 4th and Spring. The details show off a pool, bar, and room to dine atop the 10-story building.

LA's best empanadas

Los Angeles is not a city that runs on empanadas by default, but there are plenty of fine options of the form to go around. To prove the point, LAist has compiled a list of the who's who in the empanada world, including shout-outs to spot as diverse as Nonna's Empanadas on West Third, Rincon Chileno on Melrose, and Sausal in El Segundo.

The demolition of Cat & Fiddle's patio

Here's a sad look inside the (now former) patio of the Cat & Fiddle in Hollywood. The place closed down in favor of what (should) eventually be a Ken Friedman-backed concept, and it seems that work is well underway to make that happen. One unfortunate bit of collateral damage now appears to be the beautiful patio out front.

RIP Cat N' Fiddle patio.

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LA's best talk Beards

Suzanne Goin and Jon & Vinny joined Heritage Radio Network podcast The Front Burner in New York City to talk about their recent James Beard Awards wins. The show, which is broadcast from Roberta's Pizza in Brooklyn, talks about LA's exploding food scene, and what the future holds.

A Cafe Gratitude op-ed

The LA Times weighs in on the recent Cafe Gratitude fiasco, wherein vegans are upset that the owners of the restaurant chain (who now live on a farm) have decided to start raising and eating animals. In an op-ed, Conor Friedersdorf says that even if you disagree with the couple's animal-eating, trying to run Cafe Gratitude and Gracias Madre out of town is ultimately a bad idea for vegans everywhere.

Anarbagh Indian adds beer and wine

Looks like Los Feliz Indian staple Anarbagh is going the beer and wine route. That's per this ABC license, which shows owner Matab Ahmed applying for a permit to serve inside the restaurant. The license is now active, which means there's another option for drinking and dining in Los Feliz as of this very moment.

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