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."