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Take a Close Look at What Could Become LA’s Next Giant Food Hall

Plus more craft beer news and some significant Downtown signage

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A proposed look at Edin Park
Department of City Planning
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.

More Edin Park food hall news

Things are starting to take shape (at least on paper) for Edin Park, the proposed multi-story food hall in Beverly Grove. Despite sitting nearly equidistant from both the Original Farmers Market and Michael Mina’s upcoming food hall at the Beverly Center, Curbed LA says planning documents are now in with the city to get the project moving — and they include some pretty stunning renderings.

As you can see above, the big, beautiful building would rise multiple stories above street level at Beverly and Edinburgh Avenue. The project would comprise some 25,000 square feet of restaurant space, as well as 5,400 square feet of retail while leaving room for offices and a synagogue. The construction would also span both sides of the street at Edinburgh, with dual parking lots to help with the traffic. It’s a bright, glassy project, and if it comes online in 2018 as proposed, could create a massive new dining hub for the city in line with places like Grand Central Market.

Brewery ramp-ups

It’s getting busy at Simmzy’s in Burbank, as the restaurant looks to complete construction of their onsite brewhouse soon. Food GPS has details on the expansion, including some beer style options and the proposed timeline ahead.

Ricardo Diaz does work in Whittier

Chef Ricardo Diaz has made a name for himself in Whittier, opening a handful of well-received restaurants while also maintaining close ties to the community there. His next project is to turn the former Bank of America building into a sprawling craft beer experience called Whittier Brewing Company, says Whittier Daily News. There he is below, officially signing the lease to get things underway.

More Downtown awards

Congrats to recent winners of the Downtown Breakfast Club’s annual Roses and Lemon awards, which are given locally to restaurants and folks doing great work in that part of the city. Officine Brera wins for upscale dining, while Fritzi DTLA takes home the more inexpensive award.

Ice cream for poke

Two competing trends (ice cream and poke) are battling for space in Beverly Hills, with the former Ice Cream Lab leaving to make way for North Shore Poke Co., says Toddrickallen.

That cruise cooking life

Chef Angelo Auriana (The Factory Kitchen, Officine Brera) has inked a deal with Princess Cruises to update the menu at their floating Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria restaurants. The food overhaul comes along with a design upgrade for the restaurant chain at sea as well.

All signs point

Signage is starting to go up for the large Freehand property in Downtown. Part hotel/hostel and restaurant/nightlife experience, the multifaceted property has been in the works since early 2016 but now their full dining and bar-side experience is getting just a little more illuminated (and thus even closer to coming to life).