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Underground Bagel Pop-Up Starts Up Residency at Smorgasburg

Plus home gardening for a restaurant, and takoyaki in Little Tokyo

Pop’s Bagels emerging from a fiery oven and ready to serve.
Pop’s Bagels
Pop’s Bagels [official photo]
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.

Pop’s on tops

Upstart bagel operation Pop’s Bagels is getting bigger, expanding into a weekly slot at Downtown weekend food party Smorgasburg. The whole thing kicks off starting this Sunday, and will run through at least this month and likely beyond.

The sudden rise of bagel culture in Los Angeles has certainly been unexpected, but is finding a loyal following — particularly on the Eastside. Between Yeastie Boys to Maury’s to Belle’s Bagels to Courage’s Montreal-style bagels, the city is suddenly a hotbed of hip, new bagel activity. As for Pop’s, the company already started making waves with a slew of sold-out pop-ups at places like Platform in Culver City, and ownership is eyeing a more permanent location for later this year.

Mariscos for all

The first official Mariscos Jalisco brick and mortar location in Pomona is ready to debut, launching this weekend at 753 Holt Avenue. Expect hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to start.

Gardening for good

LA Times is on the gardening beat for local restaurants, sussing out the sustainability of places like Otium, n/naka, and Ray’s & Stark Bar. The main focus is on Kevin Meehan of Kali and his plan to turn front lawns and unused back yards in his own community into living, thriving places to grow food.

Joe does Juice

There’s another location of Joe & the Juice coming soon, this time to 8016 West Third Street, right next to Gusto. The company’s first outlet is on Melrose, with further expansion plans in the works.

Shawn to know

Republique’s bar director Shawn Lickliter gets a little love from the company, with a fun new bio and interview on the restaurant’s own blog. Check it out.

Takoyaki together

There’s a new takoyaki spot called Tanota debuting tonight in Little Tokyo. The place at 350 E. 1st Street has been doing limited hours for a few days now, turning out fresh takoyaki and other Japanese favorites, but is now ready to go full-time as of today.

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Posted by Takoyaki Tanota on Monday, March 12, 2018