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One of LA’s Best Breakfast Burritos Now Pairs Perfectly With Your Next Coffee

Plus an update on Mr. Fries Man, and LA’s coolest hidden bar

The Rico Suave breakfast burrito
The Rooster Truck
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Breakfast burritos on deck

Breakfast burritos are a rite of passage for us all, especially as the city crawls through hellish morning traffic just to get to the office on time. That’s what makes the breakfast burrito such a staple on any AM menu in town, though certainly not all are created equal. One that has certainly stood the test of time is the Rico Suave from the Rooster Truck, chef Rouha Sadighi’s breakfastmobile that tends to scoot around the Westside most mornings.

Now Sadighi is partnering up with local coffee shops like Alfred at Melrose Place and Eightfold Coffee in Echo Park to bring Rico-style breakfast burritos right to the coffee counter. They’re prepped offsite but not finished with a warming griddle, and don’t worry the sauces are on the side. If all goes well, you’ll be able to start getting these popular options at even more coffee shops around town because, honestly, who doesn’t want to grab an amazing breakfast burrito with their morning coffee basically every day?

Mr. Fries is after it

The unstoppable Mr. Fries Man talks to LA Times about his journey from a hard-luck backyard chef to the owner of one of the most successful underground restaurants in all of Los Angeles. It’s a fascinating story, and shows just how far a bit of ingenuity will get you.

What a weed dinner looks like

You’ve no doubt heard about the recent rise in cannabis-focused culinary experiences across Los Angeles, but what do they look like in practice? Let this Instagram video from chef Luke Reyes show you.

The rarities of Old Lightning

There’s something special about Old Lightning, tucked away unassumingly in the back of Scopa Italian Roots in Venice. The upscale cocktail experience is for cool kids only, but offers one of the best collections of bottles you’ll find anywhere in Los Angeles, says Punch Magazine.

Two Guns expands again

South Bay favorite Two Guns Espresso is on the move, jumping into a location in El Segundo. As Toddrickallen reports, the address at 321 Main Street will likely be more of a full-service restaurant than just a takeout coffee shop.

Mezcal Mondays

Looks like a Monday party at Wolf on Melrose, as chef Marcel Vigneron is doing inexpensive mezcal drinks and small bites weekly from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. It’s all done in collaboration with MXLA, a group that promotes Mexican cultural activities across Los Angeles and beyond.

More from the water somm

Remember Martin Riese? He’s the notorious “water sommelier” who has been working around Los Angeles for a while, and now he’s getting his very own miniature documentary about what he does for a living. Check it out.