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Blue Bottle Coffee Aims For Prime Old Pasadena Takeover Next

Plus Yang Chow’s Valley closure and a new Cerritos name

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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.

Blue Bottle business

Third Wave coffee outlet Blue Bottle has pushed hard into Southern California, with more than a dozen locations either open or planned across neighborhoods from Playa Vista to Los Feliz. Next up is Pasadena, with a prime new location coming to 18 S. Fair Oaks Avenue soon. And for those in the know, that is indeed the former home of a now shuttered Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

The hard stuff

L.A. Taco has a story out on Alitas El Diablito, a west Compton street food spot doing seriously spicy wings. Unfortunately, on the night the story takes place, the underground spot is in the process of getting shut down by the police, which for owners like Gabriel Gutierrez is nothing new.

Cerritos comes up

There’s a new dining option in Cerritos, as Southern California-based Eureka has opened up on 183rd Street as of yesterday. Expect burgers, craft beer, and lots more.

3...2...1...we are officially open! Can’t wait for you all to Eat. Drink. American.

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Super times

Culver City coffee shop Super Domestic is expanding its offerings, adding a couple of new breakfast burritos that come loaded with some brisket and sausages from LA’s very own Horse Thief BBQ in Downtown. They’re going to be available for weekends only to start, but the Horse Thief team may soon help grow the menu at the Culver Boulevard shop if all goes as planned.

Sotto rolls

West LA-ish Italian mainstay Sotto is rounding into nearly eight years of service, so to celebrate that longevity chef de cuisine Craig Towe and the team are doing some throwback dishes and one-off favorites like spicy clams now through Sunday night.

The changes

LA Magazine takes a 30,000-foot view of the San Gabriel Valley, offering more than a hint as to its evolution over the years. The influx of mainland Chinese immigrants has completely transformed Los Angeles, says chronicler David Chan, and that’s a very good thing.

Closing time

Yang Chow has closed its Canoga Park location. The longtime Chinese restaurant went dark at the end of last month, leaving a note on the door for customers to see. The company still retains its Chinatown and Pasadena locations, and its upcoming expansion into Long Beach.