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Eagle Rock’s Turningfire Rotisserie Chicken Spot Spins No More

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The fast casual newcomer hoped to grow along Colorado Boulevard

Turningfire in Eagle Rock
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.

Another day, another bit of news for Eagle Rock’s suddenly very active restaurant scene, as relative newcomer Turningfire has decided to close. The place has been locked up tight with no inside activity since the new year, and Eater has confirmed with ownership that the restaurant will not return.

On its face, Turningfire had the look and menu of a place designed to do big business. Offering a variety of rotisserie chicken entrees available in different ways (wraps, salads, bowls mostly) plus beer and wine, the idea was to catch the lunch and dinner crowds with meals that were as healthy as anyone wanted them to be. Sadly the scene never took off amongst the young family crowd in Eagle Rock, and a decision was made by owner Michael Riboli to pull the plug.

There’s no word yet on what, if anything, will immediately replace Turningfire, but it’s not hard to imagine something coming in soon. Eagle Rock has been on fire with news (both of openings and shutters) in the restaurant sector of late, including a couple of new places offering wood-fired pizzas and hard liquor just up the street.