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Inside the 90-Year History of Taix, Echo Park’s French Dining Institution

Plus Matthew Biancaniello returns and brunch hits Abbot Kinney

Taix in Echo Park

A not-so-hidden history

There’s a lot to love about Taix, Echo Park’s enduring French restaurant. The ambiance is a throwback to nearly a century ago, and the service staff still keeps any meal rolling right along. As the place slips into its 90th anniversary this year, LAist took a look back at the popularity of the Sunset Boulevard institution, and all its quirkiness along the way.

Doughnuts with Google

To celebrate the launch of it’s incredibly small Google Home Mini, the Silicon Valley company is hosting a series of actual doughnut pop-ups around the country. LA’s chance for doughnuts comes October 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. along Abbot Kinney, and anyone who shows up could end up walking away with a surprise Google Home Mini of their own.

Matt Biancaniello is back

The man known as Eat Your Drink online is back, as bartender Matthew Biancaniello has returned from a lengthy hiatus with a new pop-up happening soon at Ysabel in West Hollywood.

Cheese please

Orange County is readying itself for one seriously cheesy food festival on October 14, called appropriately enough: Oozefest. This is actually the third year for the event, and there are plans for countless cheese-pull Instagram shots from food vendors like All Flavor No Grease and beyond.

Playing at Partido

KevinEats got around to trying Partido, the French-Filipino pop-up happening in Highland Park. His post is full of food shots, drinks on the side, and some commentary about what worked and what didn’t. Enjoy.

Rolling Stone loves Downtown

Downtown got some love last month from Rolling Stone, who dropped into the neighborhood to take some photos and generally gawk over how awesome Grand Central Market is.

Two brothers make good

The boys behind Chinatown’s LASA continue to fire on all cylinders, including on the media circuit. The latest bit of love comes by way of LA Downtown News, who praise the pair for their forward-thinking Filipino food ways.

Brunch on Abbot Kinney

Looks like Abbot Kinney newcomer Neighbor is opening for brunch this weekend. The sunny space is doing everything from pancakes to cocktails for locals looking to skip Gjusta and step in for a more casual bite. The full brunch menu is below, and it runs Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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