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Sunny Australian Cafes Keep Coming, This Time to La Brea

Plus the White Boy Tacos truck and Cento Pasta Bar on the move

Bluestone Lane
Bluestone Lane on La Brea
Bluestone Lane [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.

Bluestone, again

Fresh off the arrival of Bluestone Lane’s first Los Angeles-area restaurant in Studio City, now comes word that the company’s second lease along La Brea is fully operational. The Australian-styled space is full of light-colored woods and greenery, with room to work and a patio up front for lounging.

On the food and drink side, expect healthy AM bowls, avocado toast, espresso drinks, and the like. Hours for the shop at 176 S. La Brea are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at the location right next to Sweetgreen (inside the former Graffiti on La Brea).

Union’s anniversary

It’s the four-year anniversary of all things Union in Pasadena next week, and to celebrate chef Bruce Kalman and co-owner Marie Petulla are putting on a dinner that celebrates the farms and families that have helped them to grow. Expect a four-course dinner with wine for $175; reservations are available now.

Tacos on the street

Downtown’s White Boy Tacos is back with a new food truck, and still posting up in and around the Historic Core. Check out the colorful rig below, which only just landed on the streets this week.

Habit for breakfast

Southern California chain The Habit Burger is starting to test out some breakfast options, says the OC Register. There are test locations running special items across the area, including avocado toast, a breakfast burger, french toast, and of course lots of eggs.

Triniti for dinner

Echo Park hit Triniti is helping to launch a private charity dinner series on March 25, called The Life Cycle of Food. The event costs $90 and up, but proceeds benefit AKASA Community outreach and includes an exhibit to explore. The whole thing goes down at Daily Dose in the Arts District, and tickets are available now.

Cento x Winsome

Cento Pasta Bar is popping up at Winsome in Echo Park on Sunday, doing a $40 meal that includes two pastas, chicken liver toast, a welcoming drink, and more. Not bad for a taste of one of the best casual pasta spots in Los Angeles.

Housekeeping gone awry

Highland Park cocktail option Good Housekeeping is starting a short ongoing series called Bad Housekeeping instead, running Wednesdays through the end of the May. Expect funky old ‘60s-era food like lots of glazed ham, to perfectly pair with special drinks for the night.