Tacos for sale
Things are not looking good for Taco King in Upland. The sleepy suburb is worried that their beloved longstanding Mexican food stand, with its iconic glowing neon cactus and “Home of the Bean Special” signage, could go away altogether after ownership put the place up for sale for $1.5 million. The Hortas, who have owned the place since 1992, are hoping to retire with the funds from the sale, but it’s unclear where that will leave the business itself, which has been in operation as one form of restaurant or another since 1959. Previously, the restaurant was for years called House of 19, because everything on the menu was 19 cents, reports the Daily Bulletin.
Check out this awesome throwback photo of Lawry’s from the 1970’s.
Lawry's Prime Rib in the 1970s, the most beautiful restaurant in my opinion to have ever existed. Their current location is beautiful too but it's not the same atmosphere and I miss their gardens near Glendale. When in Rome I only thought of Lawry's & "The Pantry" too. pic.twitter.com/b5u9YyGKtt— LOST LOS ANGELES (@lostla01) May 24, 2018
OC Weekly has an interesting story out on the new Lacquered restaurant in Long Beach. On the one hand, writer Sarah Bennett enjoys the flavors and the local owners, but finds the prices at the fast casual establishment to not only be too high, but verging on troublesome for such a rapidly-changing city.
Angeleno x Crustacean
There’s a new review out on Crustacean over at Angeleno Magazine, the hip Beverly Hills spot reborn thanks to a big, million-dollar remodel. The glossy magazine falls for the place, loving the caviar cigars and the finer details of the place.
Dive bar glory
LA Tacos has a list out on some of the best, diviest bars in all the San Fernando Valley. From the well-known Carlito’s Way and Fox Fire Room to the Pineapple Hill Saloon in Sherman Oaks, this is where to drink on the cheap.
There’s a new cafe right off Vine near the weekend farmer’s market (in the old Porridge + Puffs pop-up space), called Duidough. Expect baked eggs, sandwiches, salads, a burger, and the like, plus lots of cookies of course. 6334 Selma Avenue, Hollywood.