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Cherished Eagle Rock Pie Shop Bounces Back With a New Location Just Before the Holidays

Plus, baked good from ROW, lunch specials at Topanga Social, and more

A storefront for Know Reality Pie bakery in Eagle Rock, California.
Know Reality Pie’s new location.
Tracy DeVore
Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles and a regular contributor to KCRW radio. She has covered restaurants, dining, and food culture since 2016. In 2022, the James Beard Foundation nominated her for a Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award.

After an abrupt landlord-related closure right before Thanksgiving, popular bakery Know Reality Pie reopens in a new Eagle Rock space on Friday, December 8. Owner Tracy DeVore tells Eater she is now in the same retail shopping center as Colorado Donuts.

The KCRW Pie Contest winner will cook off-site to meet demand for the holiday season but has plans to turn the new space into a full-on bakery. Know Reality Pie is stationed between Puppy Love Pet Spa and Pizza Man is only takeaway with no seating. DeVore’s flavors vary from season to season, with options like winter wildberry cabernet, molten milk chocolate crackle pie, peanut butter cup, and apple sour cherry. Starting Friday, Know Reality Pie will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 1578 Colorado Boulevard, #4, Eagle Rock, CA, 90041.

Long Beach’s longest-operating breakfast spot

The Potholder, one of Long Beach’s enduring daytime diners, is approaching 50 years in operation, reports Longbeachize. There are three locations on opposite sides of LBC, the Potholder has served generations.

Holiday baked goods from a cute stand at Row

From November 1 to Christmas Eve, Chocolate and the Chip bakery has a holiday residency at the ROW. Owner Lola Marie will be on-site with cookies, doughs, cakes, and other baked goods Tuesday through Sunday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. One can find Chocolate and the Chip at retail locations throughout SoCal, but Marie operates her bakery out of Redondo Beach and ships nationwide.

Chocolate and the Chip booth in Downtown Los Angeles.
Chocolate and the Chip ROW residency.
Lola Marie

A projected return date for Cinerama Dome and Arclight

Those still lamenting the closing of the Cinerama Dome and Arclight Hollywood can still harbor hope. Indiewire reports it will be operational in 2025.

Los Angeles Times annual 101 list

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times announced its top 101 restaurants in the region. The annual list is up with favorites like Anajak Thai, Holbox, and n/naka making the top 10, the Kato taking the number one spot this year.

Topanga Social’s lunchtime specials

Topanga Social’s sprawling food hall just announced a “lunch crunch” special. On weekdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., diners pay $15 for an entree and drink meal. Amboy will serve its classic double burger, Katsu Sando has a chicken katsu plate, while Mini Kabob has a chicken thigh plate on deck. All the specials come with drinks.

Know Reality Pie

1578 Colorado Blvd #4, Los Angeles, CA 90041 (916) 799-5772 Visit Website