Billy Boy aka Slowrider on Chowhound is keeping us updated with goings-on in Highland Park. Marty's, from Mia Sushi owner Rudy, has opened, with menu items like T-bone steak with green peppercorn sauce for $19, Kobe burger with garlic aioli (is there any other kind?) for $13 and a plank of charcuterie for $11. Valet parking is available (!) and it's on the North side of York between Ave. 51 & 52.
Down the street, Johnnie's Bar at 5006 York officially opens this Friday, he says. "It was open last Thursday as well and was giving out free beers. Nice little spot w/pool table and patio out back." And, the York is still not open, he reports.
And over on Figueroa, Dennis from Antigua Bread at Figueroa and Ave. 57 says they expect to open in July, after some of the inevitable permit problems are worked out.