The cute little cafe Mornings/Nights on Griffith Park Blvd. suffered an electric wiring fire last week. Will Campbell reported it on blogging.la. Loss was estimated at $140,000. It's too bad, because they were very nice. Love the comment on Will's post "And to think it could have been L.A. Chinese Food." L.A. Chinese Food on Sunset is likely the scariest restaurant in Silver Lake. I used to have friends who ate there in the 1980s and apparently lived to tell the tale, and inexplicably, it looks exactly the same now as it did in 1986 when I moved to Silverlake.
It looks like the excellent Yucatan stand Chichen Itza in Mercado La Paloma may be opening a larger downtown location. Good news for cochinta pibil lovers, as theirs is one of the best around.
Like Mike at Franklin Avenue, I'm fascinated by the heavily Filipino Eagle Rock mall, and not just because it has a Target and the best Chinese chair masseuse in town. The mall already has branches of Jollibee and Goldilocks bakery, and now it's getting outlets of some more places straight out of Manila. Seafood City is a supermarket which looks to be taking over a huge portion of the mall, while the adjacent Jollibee-owned Chowking will apparently be Chinese/Filipino fast food.