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A Beloved Echo Park Doughnut Shop Is Flipping Into a Fast-Food Burger Stand

Plus, bagels in Malibu, Pijja Palace delivered, and more

Great White Hut In Glendale California
Great White Hut in Glendale.
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Cathy Chaplin is a senior editor at Eater LA, a James Beard Award–nominated journalist, and the author of Food Lovers’ Guide to Los Angeles.

Glendale’s classic fast-food burger spot the Great White Hut is moving into Echo Park soon and taking over the recently vacated Ms. Donut Shop at 1353 Glendale Boulevard. The longtime Cambodian-owned doughnut shop closed at the end of August when its landlord sold the property to new owners.

The original Great White Hut opened in downtown Glendale over 70 years ago and now has additional locations in Sunland, North Hollywood, and on the Glendale Community College campus. The Echo Park location will serve the same menu as the others with loaded fries, breakfast burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and of course, burgers.

Glendale burger spot the Great White Hut is coming to Echo Park.
Glendale burger spot the Great White Hut is coming to Echo Park.
Mona Holmes

Bagels come to Malibu

Swing into Malibu’s Nicolas Eatery on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for a taste of Malibu Bagel Co. The pop-up bagel business operates from the restaurant from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends only. In addition to bagels that come in flavors like plain, sesame, everything, and poppy, Malibu Bagel Co. offers breakfast bagel sandwiches stuffed with bacon, egg, and cheese, and lox with cream cheese.

Pasadena switcheroo

Just in time for the annual Rose Parade, dim sum spot Chef Tony recently converted into a branch of Mama Lu’s Dumpling House, Eater contributor Kristie Hang reports on Instagram. Mama Lu’s currently operates three other locations: Chinatown, Monterey Park, and Rowland Heights.

Soup dumplings at Mama Lu’s Dumpling House in Monterey Park.
Soup dumplings at Mama Lu’s Dumpling House in Monterey Park.
Cathy Chaplin

West meets East

Westside residents afraid of braving traffic for dinner can now head to the Santa Monica Proper Hotel instead. In partnership with OpenTable, the hotel’s Siete restaurant is hosting a series of dinners featuring restaurants east of Downtown including Camphor (December 9-10), Tsubaki (December 16-17), Otoño (December 21-22), and Alimento (January 12-13). Book ​here for reservations.

Pijja Palace Supper Club

Indian sports bar Pijja Palace is now offering a monthly dinner subscription service through Table 22. For $85, Supper Club members receive a meal for two or four people featuring “signature Pijja Palace dishes, new inspirations, and special off-menu chef’s creations” by chef Miles Shorey and his team. Meals are delivered fully prepared with reheating instructions. Join the club here.