The neon dream
Silver Lake’s got yet another new coffee shop to contend with, this one called Neon Coffee. And yes, as the name makes clear, there’s a lot of bright colors and glowing signs to be had. In fact, the shop’s entire menu is plastered on the wall with neon lighting, not to mention the required pink cursive sign showing off the flamingo logo.
Interestingly enough, the new Neon Coffee lands inside the short-lived Bardonna space on Sunset, which means it’s just steps from a busy Alfred Coffee, which is widely credited with bringing the “but first, coffee” mentality and neon signage to the coffee world a couple of years ago. Now it’s all gotten so ubiquitous that Peet’s Coffee has its own #CoffeeFirst hashtag, and places as far away as Australia are copying the general aesthetic.
Richard Blais talks to Jeremy Fox
Jeremy Fox is everywhere these days, even sitting down with Richard Blais to discuss his new cookbook On Vegetables, his “fall from grace” and everything that Los Angeles has given to him in the restaurant world. It’s definitely worth a listen.
More to love in Atwater
Good Measure is now running the kitchen at Atwater Village Tavern next door, meaning a limited menu that includes a ton of basics like a fried chicken sandwich, tater tots, and more.
Barbecue and beer
Iron Triangle Brewing in the Arts District is turning two, and to celebrate the beer spot is setting up a dual between the Peaches Smokehouse Truck and Moo’s Craft Barbecue. Show up, drink beer, eat brisket.
The brunch look
Interested in brunch at 189 by Dominique Ansel at the Grove? Here’s a pretty comprehensive look at what to expect from local writer NJinLA.
Native stays local
Food & Wine has a story out on all things Nyesha Arrington and Native. The new Santa Monica restaurant is just steps from the weekday farmers market, meaning much of the rotating menu is done in direct response to everything the farmers are working with at any given moment.
EP & LP isn’t letting the cooler winter weather (or the possibility of some light rain in the near future) mess with their rooftop plans. Instead, the team has purchased a big new rooftop structure to keep customers happy. Check it out.