A surprisingly expensive heist
West Hollywood’s Urth Caffe was the site of a rather expensive robbery Monday night according to LAist, as two armed men made off with a slew of jewelry from a group standing around out front at 10:30 p.m. Among the stolen merchandise was an Audemars Piguet wristwatch valued at around $30,000.
It’s important to note that while the incident did take place in front of the cafe, it was not directly inside (and doesn’t seem to have been on the company’s property). Urth Caffe remains popular with locals, tourists, celebrities, and lingerers — even late at night. Last year, the company’s outlet in Orange County was sued by a group of Muslim women who claimed discrimination when they were asked to leave after an extended period of time. The restaurant counter-sued with trespassing claims, saying the women were rude and refused to leave even after being asked by management and police.
Drake x MatchaBar
New York City tea company MatchaBar expanded into Silver Lake earlier this year, but more recently has been focused on the retail market with a line of drinks slated to move into Whole Foods soon. That’s drawn the attention of none other than rapper Drake, who apparently is now a minority investor in the company, per a release.
Bar Angeles gets happy
Silver Lake’s newest happy hour is at Bar Angeles, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Deals fall into the usual categories, with reduced-price burgers, fries, wings, and drinks.
Citizen’s new chef
Beverly Hills restaurant Citizen has officially hired a new chef: Seth Greenburg. The LA Native has most recently been cooking in Houston. Prior to that he was everywhere from L’Orangerie to the opening chef of Dakota inside the Roosevelt, and now he’ll be jumping onboard at one of Beverly Hills’ better restaurants.
Big, bad burgers in Downey
LA Weekly is on the case of LKSD Kitchen in Downey, where the food is big, bold, and still relatively inexpensive. This is “stunt food,” they say, but does offer quite a bit of flavor for the neighborhood.
A true Argentinian feast
There’s a new food truck roaming the streets, says the LA Times in a new piece about Mapuche Native Argentinian Food. The truck serves dishes native to the Mapuche people of Chile and Patagonia, including everything from merkén, a spiced stew made with goat horn chile.
East Los Tacos debuts
Speaking of food trucks, there’s a new taco ride hitting the Eastside tomorrow. East Los Tacos is doing a debut party to welcome in the stylish new truck, starting at 5 p.m.