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This Secret New Coffee Shop Hides Inside a Mid-City Shoe Repair Store

Plus Here’s Looking does brunch, and a big VIP giveaway

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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.

In the know

New York City’s Round K Coffee has expanded to Los Angeles, opening up quietly this week at 5616 San Vicente Boulevard. The company makes the usual round of espresso drinks and the like, but has gotten somewhat famous for their jet black vegan iced lattes recently. The official opening party was last night, and now Round K is carrying hours from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, with light food on offer as well. And yes, for those Googling the address: Round K is indeed hidden inside Pasquale’s Shoe Repair, so head to the back and get ready for a surprise.

More on Yellow Fever

Eater contributor Lucas Peterson takes to Taste Cooking to discuss the dust-up around Long Beach restaurant Yellow Fever. He calls it an “antiquated, demeaning term” that does not belong in the Whole Foods universe.

Brunch begins

Here’s Looking at You in Koreatown is launching brunch. Get a look at the menu and some great food photos over on their Instagram, then make an appointment to eat next weekend.

Jinya again

Jinya Ramen has officially expanded to Downtown. They’re now open at 700 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite B, as of this week.

Puck on the lawn

It’s almost time for another summer lawn series at Hotel Bel-Air. The new May 16 dinner features Wolfgang Puck as well as Eric Werner of Hartwood, Ryan de Nicola of Chi Spacca, Ray Garcia of Broken Spanish, Hugo Bolanos of Hotel Bel-Air, and more, and is being thrown in celebration of Masienda’s heirloom corn tortillas. Tickets are $195, and a portion will go towards Chefs to End Hunger, the Heirloom Foundation, and Habitat for Humanity Guatemala.

Free for all

Brad Metzger Recruiting is doing a big giveaway over on its Instagram right now. The freebie includes two nights at a Santa Monica hotel, dinner for two at The Rose and at Native, and seats at the LA Chef’s Conference on Tuesday, May 15.

MacLeod wins

It was a big win last night for MacLeod Ale, the Valley craft beer brewer. The team took home a silver at the World Beer Cup in the Light Lager category.