Los Angeles County public health officials have released their first list of businesses known to have had “five or more” positive cases and/or additional symptomatic cases of COVID-19. The list includes everything from the Walmart Supercenter in Covina to restaurants, including a Domino’s Pizza on Crenshaw, where six people have been confirmed; the majority of locations are large grocery and retail stores. Per LA Magazine, the county says that the list “does not suggest neglect or wrongdoing on the part of the facility.” What’s more, the list only includes places with five or more confirmed or suspected cases, meaning places like Mozza, where Nancy Silverton ultimately tested positive for (and recovered from) COVID-19, do not appear on the list. The list includes information from Long Beach and Pasadena, which have their own health departments, and will be updated regularly.
And in other news:
— GQ’s list of America’s best new restaurants has dropped, and it includes two Los Angeles spots: Pasjoli by chef Dave Beran out in Santa Monica, and the just-closed Auburn on Melrose.
— Mozza2Go is reopening this week, offering its usual menu as well as some special dishes from Chi Spacca like, remarkably, the focaccia di recco and the bistecca fiorentina. Pantry items will also be available, in addition to takeaway wine.
— The Bellwether faces an uncertain future, after co-owner Ted Hopson announced the Valley restaurant’s closure on Instagram. “We hope this isn’t a goodbye,” the post reads.
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In these trying times, hard decisions have to be made. We have decided to close our nighttime operation of curbside pick up on Saturday, and focus on our work for front line workers and charity groups. As more people are in need of our help, and we cannot do both, we have to make a sacrifice. We hope this isn’t a goodbye, and we hope to reopen again, but we honestly don’t know what will happen in the future. We want to thank everyone for these last few hard weeks, and the overwhelming support from our community. Without all of you, we wouldn’t have made it this far. Please continue to reach out to us, Ted and Ann-Marie are still here every day working for the people who are saving lives. We could still use all of that support, the hard work is far from over. We also wanted to extend a thank you to some of our tireless staff who have worked here during the pandemic, and kept our dream alive. Without the few of you, all of this would have crumbled 6 weeks ago. #thebellwether #losangeles #studiocity #shermanoaks #dinela #eaterla #latimes #latimesfood #lamag #lamagfood #thrillist #restaurant #chefsforamerica #food #coronavirus #chef #charity #frontline #frontlineworkers #helpingothers #thevalley #sfv #dream
— Lolo Wine Bar in East Hollywood is back open for takeout and wine sales.
— The Eastsider takes a look at a few new restaurants that have opened during the pandemic, surprisingly. They include the new Pocha in Highland Park, Plants + Animals in Eagle Rock, and Lady Byrd Cafe in the former Pollen space in Echo Park.
— Lodge Bread Co. has also returned to life, baking bread and making other essentials out at both locations, Thursday through Sunday only.