A fire hits East Hollywood
A terrible scene unfolded early morning yesterday, with more than 100 firefighters responding to a large structure fire at a strip mall on the corner of Vermont and Fountain, says Fox 11. The open-access, two-story mall contains several different restaurants across both floors, though the seems to have stemmed from a closed hookah shop.
The unassuming strip mall contains a Raffallo’s Pizza, Casa Sushi & Teriyaki, a vegan restaurant, and Adobo, a Filipino restaurant. The mall is also directly across the street from the popular LA Rose Cafe Filipino restaurant, though firefighters were able to knock down the blaze in about an hour, saving other nearby structures.
Tabula Rasa’s beer deal
This weekend you’ll be able to get all-you-can-drink Stone Milk Stout at Tabula Rasa Bar in Thai Town, clocking in at just $15. It’s a St. Patrick’s Day thing, but since they are running it all weekend, you really have no excuse — especially when they throw in $12 shepherds pies as well.
Trouble at Tang’s
Looks like it could be trouble at Tang’s Donuts in Silver Lake, as the corner strip mall spot off Sunset Boulevard was supposed to fall into the hands of the folks behind the Sirtaj Beverly Hills Hotel. However, this not-so-nice letter has been posted up at the site for a few days, accusing the new leaseholders of failure to do any work on the place whatsoever.
Japanese savory pancakes rule
Do you know much about okonomiyaki, the Japanese so-called savory pancake? If not you can find a keen explainer right this way at Food Talk Central, along with a comparison between one Sawtelle Japantown option and another in the South Bay.
Behind the scenes at Angel City
Curbed LA has put together a pretty comprehensive look at the history of Angel City Brewery, and the Arts District building it occupies. Formerly a place for high-tension cables (and still showing some industrial details as a result) the place has now become a haven for craft beer drinkers, food trucks, and friends.
What to love about Farida
Hollywood newcomer Farida is up and running, offering some pretty interesting Lebanese flavors you don’t often find around Los Angeles, let alone near the Walk of Fame, says Food & Wine.
A Pico Rivera classic
Have you dined at Clearman’s Steak ‘N Stein? The Pico Rivera legend is as throwback as it gets, with steakhouse charm you won’t find these days just about anywhere else. Check out this promotional video passed along by the City of Pico Rivera themselves, if you don’t believe us.