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South LA Restaurant Parking Dispute Leads to Daytime Shootout

Plus coffee for Mar Vista, and a new Fat Sal’s

Carolyn’s Kitchen, South LA
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.

A scary scene

A shootout went down at Carolyn’s Kitchen in South LA on Monday, reports NBCLA, and it all may have stemmed from a dispute over a parking space. According to the news outlet, the incident took place Monday afternoon when the restaurant was filled with nearly a dozen customers. Though details are scarce, witnesses say the crime may have begun when an employee and a customer got into a fight over a parking space.

Gas station Indian food

LAist catches up with The Bombay Frankie Company in a new piece, asking out loud whether or not this is some of LA’s best Indian food — despite being a part of a larger West LA gas station.

Fat Sal’s to the Valley

Big-eatin’ sandwich company Fat Sal’s has officially made it to Encino, and it’s reportedly already driving lines around the block. The new corner location features alcohol too, which means they’re staying open until at least 2 a.m. every night.

Laduree does ice cream

Macaron sweets shop Laduree is doing ice cream sandwiches at their locations in Beverly Hills and The Grove. The patisserie has actually scaled up their famous macarons to fill them with scoops of ice cream. The dessert launches Friday.

Mar Vista’s newest

There’s a new coffee shop and micro-roaster in Mar Vista, operating under the name Alana’s Coffee Roasters. The Venice Boulevard shop is just down from The Mar Vista, and keeps hours from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. most days.

Lifehouse Tonics to Century City

Clean-eating juice and tonic shop Lifehouse is officially open inside the Westfield Century City. The expanding company is now up and running across the way from La Colombe, and should be primed for early success considering all the other restaurants and kiosks that are still yet to be completed.