One for the history books
One of LA’s most enduring restaurants is celebrating 95 years in the game. El Cholo’s six Southern California locations will all be participating in a company-wide deal going down this coming Tuesday, wherein hungry diners can snag the most popular combo plate for a whopping 95-cents. The Number 1 combo consists of a cheese enchilada, rolled beef taco, Spanish rice, and refried beans. There’s no limit on timing, just show up and enjoy — but definitely do expect a crowd.
The dinner crowds
Fox’s in Altadena is expanding into dinner. The 63-year diner legend was taken over months ago by the team from Cindy’s in Eagle Rock, and now they’re expanding the menu to include later hours and a variety of classic American comfort food entrees, each priced at $15 or below.
Ramen on the Westside
There’s a sudden influx of ramen happening in Santa Monica these days, thanks to the opening of Silverlake Ramen on the Promenade, and the eventual arrival of Ippudo not far away. Next up is Rakkan Ramen, taking over the defunct O+O Italian space, says Toddrickallen.
The new city
Anaheim is emerging as a craft beer destination for folks beyond Orange County. As the LA Times notes, the home of Disneyland is now about much more than just kid-friendly attractions.
The photographic past
LA Weekly managed to put together an interesting story on Anne Fishbein, the well-regarded longtime food photographer for the alt weekly paper, particularly back when they had a staff food critic. Fishbein has been shooting in restaurants for nearly four decades, and the throwback photos alone show how her style (and the scene overall) has changed.
Magpies Softserve is getting into the Dodger spirit, changing up the color on their popular sweet cream flavor to the team’s signature blue.