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Ongoing Pandemic Closes Echo Park’s Mohawk Bend ‘Until Further Notice’

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Plus, West Hollywood has two Little Door restaurants now, raising money for LA’s only Haitian food truck, and the city’s home cook industry boom

Daily Life In Los Angeles Amid Coronavirus Outbreak Photo by Sarah Morris/Getty Images

Mohawk Bend, Echo Park’s longstanding brewpub fixture known for its dual vegan and non-vegan kitchens and its wide array of California craft beers, made the decision to temporarily close last week. The Mohawk crew laid out their case for long-term survival via Instagram as coronavirus infection rates and deaths remain high within LA County and the State of California. Mohawk Bend’s last day of takeout and outdoor service was Tuesday.

Mohawk now joins the list of other LA restaurants that made similar decisions in recent months, including Pink’s Hot Dogs and Valerie Confections, among others. Mohawk Bend’s full announcement is below:

In other news:

  • The Hollywood Reporter uncovered two Little Door restaurants operating in West Hollywood and Beverly Grove, respectively. One is the longstanding French spot on West Third Street, and the other is a newer restaurant-within-a-restaurant being run by the 1933 Group out of the Harlowe space. The original Little Door sent out an email to customers this week in an effort to clear up the confusion, particularly because a former chef at the first Little Door is now running the second one. Read on for more.
  • The vaccine site at Dodger Stadium closed early last night, along with other sites across LA County, citing a shortage, reports the Los Angeles Times.
  • The Boa/Sushi Roku/Katana team will open a sushi takeaway outlet in Burbank, called Yakumi.
  • Downtown Disney’s Rainforest Cafe is being converted into a Star Wars rebel base, writes the OC Register.
  • LA’s only Haitian food truck is raising funds to stay in business. Mama Creole’s Island Flavors hopes to raise $100,000 via GoFundMe.
  • The Daily Beast dug into the saga at Long Beach’s Restauration. The restaurant is in a battle with the city after owner Dana Tanner’s violation of the countywide ban on operating on-site dining from November until January.
  • LA’s home cook communities are on the rise and changing the food landscape. The full story is on LAist.
  • Vivian Ku’s Taiwanese breakfast pop-up got some love from Bill Addison. The LATimes reviewer detailed everything needed to visit this Chinatown spot, so prepare for a visit.

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