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Valerie Confections Announces New Daytime Sandwich Plan in Historic Filipinotown

Plus Cacao Mexicatessen reopens, and a few new spots to know

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.

Valerie’s next move

Valerie Confections is branching out yet again, turning its corner retail space on 1st Street in Historic Filipinotown into a spot for grab-and-go sandwiches. The new sandwiches launch this week, with a rotating menu that includes classics like ham and brie and a California option with smoked chicken, avovado, arugula, all served on Bub & Grandma’s baguettes. Sandwiches run $8 a pop, and will be premade and available to-go from the case inside, with options rotating every three to four days or so.

Back in action

Cacao Mexicatessen is already back up and running in Eagle Rock, following a sudden kitchen fire over a week ago. The restaurant reopened late last week.

New coffee

La Brea’s busy bakery and coffee corridor has a new contender named Neighborhood. The sunny space lands at 133 S. La Brea Ave., and opened at the beginning of the month.

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Happy hour time

Pacifique in West Hollywood has a happy hour to know about. The new restaurant is doing a variety of $5 bar snacks as well as $10 cocktails and $7 glasses of wine. The timing is great, too: All night on Mondays, and 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.

One noodle for another

The Larchmont location of Louise’s Trattoria looks to be flipping to a Maria’s Italian Kitchen soon, per some ABC paperwork in the window.

Oysters and more

Check out this new seafood spot at the Westfield Century City. Shuck Oyster House sits just off to the side in the main dining pavilion, and is hiring up now.