Cascabel no more
Valley Mexican outfit Cascabel is down one location, after the unceremonious shutter of the company’s mostly-takeaway Burbank location. That storefront only fell onto the radar in April, which means it had only just crested over the six month mark. Not all is lost though, as chef Alex Eusebio is maintaining daytime hours at the original Toluca Lake shop, and will be opening up other restaurants around town in the near future, according to reps.
Help the dragonfruit
Feeling helpful? Love dragonfruit and bright, Instagrammable colors? Consider donating to a new Kickstarter page that’s aiming to raise $30,000 to fund a bright shop that serves all things dragonfruit (well, mostly just smoothies and avocado toast and stuff).
Real deal wagyu
Shibumi is keeping up the wagyu love, showing off a big new hunk of the stuff while detailing a red meat flight option available at the Downtown Japanese hit.
Kickstarting Fri-yay with the arrival of this award-winning #BungoWagyu - flown in for the 1st Time from the Oita Prefecture in Japan. Come join us for a special $75 omakase featuring Bungo Wagyu grilled with yuzu kosho and young turnip, or simmered sukiyaki with satsuma potato and shiitake. 10 days only!! Mention ‘Bungo-gyu’ in your reservations! Special thanks to JETRO & Oita Prefecture of Japan for making this happen! We are so grateful! #beshibumi #shibumidtla #lafoodie #eaterla #happeningindtla #dtlafood #japan #oita #losangeles #laeats #california #friday #fridayvibes #friyay
Unemployed eats for all
The Unemployed Eater is counting down his annual list of best bites from the year 2017. It’s a discount-filled itinerary of where to eat on the cheap, and doesn’t skip on LA’s great restaurant names.
David Kuo knows how to eat. The Little Fatty chef loves to venture beyond his Mar Vista enirons for meals, says LA Magazine, stopping off for bites at places like Cassell’s in Koreatown.
Another burger stop
Famed burger historian George Motz has been rolling around Los Angeles of late, cooking up burgers at places like Smorgasburg. He did find time to swing through Capitol Burger on Pico (one of LA’s true burger institutions), and comes away as impressed as ever.
Between waking up at 630am and finishing at Smorgasburg at 3 p.m. I had only eaten half a burger (and half a bangin' taco from @goa_taco, thx @robknox101!). So I headed over to one of my old faves, Capitol Burger on Pico. I always seem to catch this place right at sunset... Love that they serve sport peppers, and this is seriously the closest I've come to a salad in a week (thankfully LA burgers are long on fresh produce).