Good news for street corn
A street corn vendor who was attacked earlier this summer in Hollywood is back on the streets, and with a great new ride. As LAist reports, a lowrider bike club reached out to Benjamin Ramirez and his family following the ugly July fracas, and offered to put together something cool to help the family get back on its feet.
The result is a bright green rig with tons of extra features, including white-walled tires and some awesome “el elotero” signage up front. The cart was officially dropped off to the Ramirez family on Sunday, and interested readers can catch photos of the whole build over on LAist.
Alex’s Lemonade does good
Annual food festival LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade did a load of good over the weekend, raising some $1.3 million for the charity. The annual event is always well-attended by both chefs and fans alike, and this year’s outstanding event was no different.
Bub comes to Silver Lake
Big new things are happening for the Bub and Grandma’s Bread folks. The longtime wholesalers are moving into a much larger new space in Silver Lake, and if all goes well there could be room for some on-site retail down the line too.
7 months, 4 broken hearts/deals and countless bouts of emotional turbulence later, we’re finally up and moving wholesale operations to Silver Lake and adding a big fat zero to the 600 square feet we currently bake out of. Excitement doesn’t do these feelings near justice and I couldn’t be more happy to reward our bakers with a space big enough to house their creativity. Hopefully up and running soon with retail following shortly thereafter.
There’s history here
LA Weekly digs into the history behind Antonio’s in Sherman Oaks, one of the oldest restaurants in the San Fernando Valley. As it turns out, the place originally opened its doors as an offshoot of Miceli’s in Hollywood. Things went south between all involved, leading to a split that left Antonio’s as a standalone (and still very popular) Italian eatery all its own.
Church & State turns nine
Downtown stalwart Church & State is turning nine years old this year, and to celebrate owner Yassmin Sarmadi and chef Tony Esnault are doing throwback pricing to 2008, their first year in business, all week long. The dinner menu runs through Friday only.
Mr. Pizza no more
Looks like Mr. Pizza on Wilshire in Koreatown is getting a refresh. The lovably quirky pizza joint is opening soon as Koreatown Pizza Company, with an expanded lineup of craft beers to go along with some still-funky pizzas and sides. Don’t skip on the sweet potato mousse on top.
Lost at Sea for lunch
Looks like Pasadena seafood star Lost at Sea is expanding its hours, opening up for the casual lunch crowd as of today. Expect things like sandwich melts, salads, grain bowls and more — all priced pretty competitively for the area.