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One of LA’s Oldest Coffee Roasters Expands to New Two-Story South Pasadena Home

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Plus an upscale new pop-up in Downtown, and ice cream in West Hollywood

Upstairs at the Jones Coffee location in South Pasadena
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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.

South Pasadena gets hip

Pasadena outfit Jones Coffee Roasters is on the move, expanding to a prime corner space in South Pasadena. The adjacent city is mostly known for its great schools and quiet main drag, but now owner Chuck Jones is jumping into the mix by taking the former Mother Moo Creamery on Mission, which closed at the end of last year. The growth will allow Jones to expand its Pasadena roasting program, and will add another storefront to the 25-year-old company’s roster. Per the Pasadena Star-News, the new shop could be operational by March.

On the market

The longtime first location of 800 Degrees is still up for rent in Westwood. The Lindbrook Drive space is still mostly kitted out and ready to go, but carries with it almost $17,000 month in rent and $115,000 in key money.

Ice cream dreams

Koreatown Instagram hit Bumsan Organic Milk Bar is now open in West Hollywood following a big weekend bash. The colorful, cereal-laced soft serve shop has a small storefront basically across the street from the Abbey right on Santa Monica Boulevard.

The scene

LA Times has a great look at some of the city’s bygone gay bars, as told through their remaining matchbooks. The intricate story is part of 21 Collections, a viewing currently on display at Downtown’s Central Library.

Package problems

Food GPS spoke with ABC’s own Tony Yanow about waste in the beer industry, particularly when it comes to packaging and distribution. It’s part of the reason he advocates for smaller, localized breweries in more locations (particularly as part of restaurants) all over the city.

Pop-ups in (and of) the wild

Colombian-born chef Andres Dangond is coming up to Los Angeles to cook a series of pop-ups in Downtown. The Cut (and current Lynx Grills) chef has worked everywhere from Alinea to the Alaskan wilderness, and is folding all of that information into a new series called Dinner with Dres to run monthly. The first dinner goes down on February 21, and the menu can be seen here.

Grilled bread and jamon
Dinner with Dres [Official]