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Grand Central Market’s Courage & Craft Liquor Store Has Been Sold Off

Plus Mardi Gras at Little Dom’s and a new chef on Melrose

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Courage & Craft at GCM
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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.

Goodbye Courage

Grand Central Market bottle shop Courage & Craft is no more. The upscale spot for takeaway booze replaced a different long-running liquor market at the same corner a couple of years back during the build frenzy at the Downtown market, but now has sold off all its inventory and moved on.

Downtown news site DTLAer was the first to report on the news, though Instagram posts discussing sales on full bottles have been happening for a while. Word is the team even sold off the stools and equipment over the weekend, and have pulled up stakes for good. No word yet on what, if anything, will replace Courage & Craft at one of GCM’s most visible corners.

High Line eyes

Good news for excited fans of the upcoming San Pedro waterfront project: The Public Market is going to include some folks who previously worked on New York City’s now-iconic High Line, says Curbed LA. Still, don’t expect a full reveal until later in 2020.

Mardi Gras drinks

Little Dom’s in Los Feliz is celebrating Mardi Gras today. The restaurant is doing a slew of deals, from $5 Abita beers to $8 sazeracs, along with special plates like $6 beignets and lots of red beans and rice.

Infatuation again

The now-annual EEEEEatscon food festival put on by Infatuation is returning. The May 19 party returns to Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, and early tickets are on sale now.

A new chef

There’s a new kitchen lead at The Edmon on Melrose, as Trevor LaPresle steps in. The East Coaster comes to LA by way of New York City, where he worked at Del Posto and Daniel, before running a corporate gig opening hotels for Mexico’s Groupo Habita.

NBA weekend

It’s going to be a busy weekend for some restaurants and bars, as the NBA All-Star Weekend brings tourists, players, fans, and all their hangers-on to Los Angeles. To celebrate their arrival, West Hollywood’s E.P. & L.P. is doing a whole evening of DJs, cheap eats, and booze — and it’s all NBA-themed, of course.