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Seven Injured in Valley Glen Coffee Shop Crash, and More A.M. Intel

Plus a Golden Gopher anniversary party, and a new opening in Downtown

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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.

Poor Starbucks

Seven people were injured late last week when a car accident in Valley Glen sent one vehicle into front corner of a local Starbucks. CBS LA has video footage from the crash as well as the ensuing cleanup, and reports that all seven injured customers were transported to local hospital in fair condition.

Of course, this is far from the first time a car has made a mess of a local restaurant. Popular local Eagle Rock diner Cindy’s has had multiple vehicles through their front door over the years, and the new Cosa Buona in Eagle Rock even moved the front door of the existing building and installed safety measures to protect guests in the dining room from any potential future crash. Just last year, somebody even crashed into the front of Sugarfish on La Brea.

Peek at the Prince

Long-running restaurant and bar The Prince is still thriving, says Curbed LA. Not only is the red-hued space a favorite for old-timey film shoots, it’s also working on an updated bar program and a few other fun food and beverage features.

Collage Coffee gets a highlight

Bright new York Boulevard caffeine stop Collage Coffee gets some ink from LA Weekly. The tiny shop measures just 200 square feet and is covered in a mosaic of tile, but turns out some popular drinks for the neighborhood, from long-timers to newcomers alike.

Welcome in Local Ice

It’s almost time for Local Ice, the LA-born ice cream shop that is taking over Gill’s at the Original Farmers Market. Signage is up now and the company is promoting the move on their website, but no word yet on an official opening date.

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Golden Gopher party

To celebrate its 13 years of slinging drinks in Downtown, Golden Gopher is doing a big ol’ party on Thursday night. The Kogi truck will be there (it was one of their first parking spots, actually) doing tacos and the like, and there will be pool and a longer happy hour to boot.

The return of Dine LBC

Long Beach Restaurant Week lands on August 5, with participation from dozens of local eateries, big and small. Beer Belly is part of the fun, as is The Federal Bar, Michael’s, Restauration, and a number of other great spots city-wide.

Gulp Sushi has a menu

Downtown’s Gulp Sushi opened for business on Sunday night, working a menu filled with everything from burgers and salads to noodle bowls and deviled eggs. The place even has its own spin on the ramen burger, plus booze. The full lunch and dinner opening menu is below.