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Porto’s Bakery Teases Fall 2021 Opening in Northridge With Weekly Pastries

Plus, a music video at Canter’s, and a big new Sinaloan steakhouse in Santa Monica

Porto’s Bakery
Pastries like cheese rolls and more from Porto’s Bakery
Na’ama Landau

Porto’s Bakery was originally scheduled to open in the Northridge Fashion Center in 2020, but construction was delayed due to the pandemic. Now the popular Cuban bakery is hoping to open some time later this year in the fall, potentially September or October, but in the meantime, they’ll be teasing the neighborhood with pastries at the weekly farmers market on Wednesday evenings, reports CBS LA.

The bakery will bring over a number of its best selling items, from potato balls and cheese rolls to chocolate chip cookies to the weekly market in an attempt to curry favor with locals and give anyone who hasn’t had the LA institution a taste. Porto’s first opened in 1976 in Echo Park before debuting the flagship in Glendale. From there, Porto’s has expanded to Burbank, Downey, Buena Park, and West Covina. Northridge would make the chain’s sixth location.

In other news:

  • LAist has a detailed guide on various styles of barbecue one can find in Los Angeles, from Southern-inflected ‘cue at Ribtown to the fusion tastes of Zef BBQ to the pit-roasted specialty of barbacoa at Barba Kush.
  • George Geary has an upcoming Zoom presentation on his iconic book L.A.’s Legendary Restaurants on May 6 talking about places like the Brown Derby, Chasen’s, Romanoff’s, and Ma Maison (Wolfgang Puck’s first stint as an LA chef). Sign up for the webinar here.
  • What could be more LA than sisig tacos? L.A. Taco has the story of the sisig taco at Petite Peso from chef Ria Dolly Barbosa, where the funk of liver collides with pork belly nestled into crisp tacos browned on the plancha.
  • Fans of Canter’s Deli will get a kick of out of this new EDM video from 8ubbles called Dangerous: Live from the Legendary Canter’s Deli.
  • There’s a massive new Mexican steakhouse called La Condesa from Sinaloan chef Misael Guerrero going into Santa Monica’s former Empire space, reports Toddrickallen. The upscale restaurant, which opens today, is the first-ever Sinaloan steakhouse to debut on the Westside, which serves hunking grilled chops along with colorful Mexican-style sushi.

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