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One of LA’s Biggest Bread Names Just Opened a Small New Echo Park Cafe

Plus 50 percent off food in Pasadena, and unique tortillas in Boyle Heights

A pile of croissants and assorted pastries with almonds on top.
Clark Street Bread pastries
Clark Street Bread
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.

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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.

Brunch arrival

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.

Going Greek

LA Times checked out a new-ish Greek vendor at the Altadena Farmers Market who focuses on octopus skewers grilled over charcoal.

Roku deals

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.