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Clark Street Bread has opened a small new cafe and takeaway space in Echo Park, ahead of the company’s long-planned full restaurant and bakery opening at the edge of Historic Filipinotown. The smaller secondary space takes over the front corner coffee bar area of the now-closed Winsome at 1115 Sunset Boulevard, and offers pastries, coffee, full loaves of breads, and a light daytime menu of sandwiches and toasts. The larger cafe off Glendale Boulevard is still to come, but should hopefully open this month.
Union restaurant in Pasadena is about to start offering brunch. Expect lots of eggy basics, as well as french toast, salads, and more. Sundays only, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting November 17.
Talking about the past
Charles Olalia spoke to Mel Magazine about Ma’am Sir, growing up in a Filipino household, and one of his favorite restaurant dishes.
Growing the name
New hot Boyle Heights spot El Ruso is going big this Saturday. They’ll be making flour tortillas and the much larger sobaqueras on site by hand starting at 10 a.m., and expanding their menu options to include birria and chile colorado.
LA Times checked out a new-ish Greek vendor at the Altadena Farmers Market who focuses on octopus skewers grilled over charcoal.
Sushi Roku in Pasadena is celebrating 19 years with a 50% off deal on all food for the next several days. The deal applies only to dine-in, non-happy-hour dinner customers, though.