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Porto’s Bakery Now Ships Cuban Pastries Around the Country

Plus a new coffee shop in Mar Vista and slider spot in Glendale

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Porto’s Bakery pastry case.
Pastries from Porto’s Bakery
Porto’s Bakery [Official photo]
Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Guava cheese rolls around the nation

Cuban bakery Porto’s, which has locations in Glendale, Burbank, Buena Park, and Downey, will now ship some of their pastries around the country, reports CBS LA. Right now, they’ll only ship meat pies, guava and cheese, cheese rolls, and guava studels in boxes of 12, plus dulce de leche besitos in boxes of 15, shipped frozen in dry ice. Customers can then bake the pastries fresh in their own home. It’s a good chance for any Porto’s fans to get their most popular pastries anywhere in the country. Boxes cost $16.99 and come with a minimum two box order, plus a nearly $25 shipping charge.

Alfred Coffee’s new beer can looks too ready for Instagram

Alfred Coffee, that all too sagacious purveyor of photogenic coffee shops, has unleashed its first beer, which is called Calidad. The stylish but vintage-looking can comes from Alfred’s owner Joshua Zad, and FoodGPS has some more intel on it. The verdict is this, “Will it blow your beer socks off? No. But it is a solid beer for the category bringing a simple light malt character that notches it above other lighter more watery fare.”

That slider life in Glendale

As if to pick up on the Burgerim trend (is it a real trend?) taking over LA’s oddball real estate, The Original Slyder House goes into a semi-industrial location in Glendale at 4000 San Fernando Road. The place opened recently, though it’s hard to say exactly when, serving sliders, beers, shakes, tator tots, skinny fries, and more from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Rooftop restaurant in Culver City now hiring

Looks like Margot in Culver City (not to be confused with Margo’s in Santa Monica) is hiring line cooks right now at around $15 to $18 an hour, which could signal that the Platform rooftop restaurant is getting close to opening.

Coffee finally comes to this part of Mar Vista

Centinela has a stylish new place to drink coffee at Sachi, which has been in the works for many months now. The well-designed retail and espresso destination opened in late August with a creative list of latte drinks and a ton of succulents. The shop is open daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sachi, Mar Vista
Sachi, Mar Vista
Sachi [Official photo]