Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Eater's Digest Wednesday

Frank Bruni of the NY Times journeys to L.A. to try Mozza...he likes.

Parched by the Santa Anas, I stopped in at Haus yogurt on Melrose yesterday as the Hollywood sky turned red with fire...the chatty owner touted the yogurt as "freshly made, with more live cultures" as opposed to the pre-made mix he says Pinkberry uses. It was nice and sour with a slightly odd but not unpleasant hint of something like walnut extract -- basically about the same as Pinkberry, perhaps a touch less expensive. So far, I'm liking ceFiore in Little Tokyo the best. Haus is opening soon on Sunset and on Sixth St.

When did Johnny's bar in Silver Lake close? Nobody tells me anything. And now, there's a Johnnie's in Highland Park instead? Very strange. Also, a reader writes that Marty's in Highland Park recently hosted a jumping party complete with valet parkers (how Westside!) -- perhaps they'll be ready to open soon.

Speaking of jumping parties, I guess our invite to the Intelligentsia Coffee opening party was lost in the mail, but it sure sounds fun. Silver Lake Wine writes: "Intellegentsia, the awesome Chicago based coffee company, threw down the opening party for their new roasting plant on San Fernando Road.... Six Kegs, a taco truck, and ten cases of wine. Their first L.A. shop will open soon next to Cafe Stella in the Sunset Junction."

5 comments:

slowrider said...

The Johnnies in Highland Park was a neighborhood bar that closed about 6 years ago or so....right around the old 50/50 Club (bar the was couple doors West of 51 on York) closed. It still looks the same from the outside with the exception of the name - there is none. They were open a couple weeks ago and they were giving out free beer. It was not open last Friday - did not check on Saturday. Will check this wknd. Construction/Remodeling is in full effect at Marty's and the old Wild Hare. I'm not sure when either is slated to open though.

Seweryn said...

If you enjoy a truely smooth and naturally yoghurt taste, that should be sour, not sweet, try Yoku Yoku on the corner of Sepulveda and Palms. Try it once, come back forever.

t o n x said...

I'll make sure you get an invite for the coffeebar grand opening bash which with any luck will not be too long from now.

William said...

Update....
that one night I stumbled upon Johnny's (correct spelling - not Johnnie's as I previously indicated) was kind of a soft opening.....
Should be open by the end of the month........
"Speakeasy feeling" (their words)....
has a pool table and a vintage jukebox as well.
Late May early June official opening.

R. Ewan said...

I Just came across this article from "The Highland Park News" now published only online. It indicates the dates for Johnny's openning as well as Marty's and the York.
Within the next few weeks York Blvd. will become the home of three new gathering spots: JOHNNY’S BAR at 5006 York Blvd., THE YORK at 5018 York, and MARTY’S at 5137 York Blvd. Each brings to the area a fresh individual take on where to go with friends or out-of-town visitors in this eclectic and culturally diverse neighborhood.

Johnny’s is a small classic neighborhood bar in the tradition of a 30’s speakeasy. With exposed brick walls, painted tin ceiling, brass topped and trimmed mahogany curved bar and art-deco details. Johnny’s presents a comfortable and cozy yet stylish watering-hole for old-time Highland Park residents and hipster newbies alike. Johnny’s offers a full bar with a rounded selection of tequilas, vodkas and scotches as well as a wide array of beers both on tap and bottled. Opening night for Johnny’s Bar is scheduled for Friday evening, May 18th, 2007.

The York, at the former site of The Wild Hare (previous to that, The Dragon) will be an up-dated version of an English Pub, with a full bar and featuring a wide menu of British and American cuisine.

Marty’s is the latest offering from the owner of
Mia Sushi in Eagle Rock. Formerly El Chubasco, this
small eating and drinking establishment will serve from a concise menu highlighting steaks and side dishes.