Friday, August 24, 2007

Eastside bits and pieces for the weekend

Eating L.A. hears that the place called Yxta Restaurant that wants to open in the new building on the corner of Hillhurst and Prospect may run into trouble from the neighbors...they've applied for a 56 indoor seats and 78 outdoors, with full liquor license and live entertainment. Neighbors say it's a sports bar concept...ugh. With people already testy about Home staying open later and applying for a dance license, it's going to be tough to push this one through.

More details on Gingergrass's planned expansion into Burbank on Magnolia near Porto's...it's going to be a small operation, mostly for takeout. Most of the food will be prepared in Silver Lake and trucked over to the Valley. With a busy takeout business (you can even order online now!) maybe Gingergrass should open a takeout shop in Silver Lake too.

For extreme coffee lovers: Pazzo Gelato is now making sorbettos flavored with single origin coffee varietals from Intelligentsia...sorbet instead of gelato to let the subtle varieties shine through, according to the glacier.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's 134 seats and where is the kitchen going to go and the parking, hello, where is there even 5 onsite parking spaces if you are going to have 78 outside seats. What time will the kitchen close and when will the employees be leaving. Oh wait, employees, how many servers, busboys, bartenders, bar backs, chefs, prep cooks, dishwashers and managers is it going to take to run this place for 134 quests, 16 minimum maybe 20. I heard they want to open at 8 for breakfast. Wow, thats 18 hours + a day that this place will be cranking.

Tom Labonge said...

Los Feliz is NOT the east side

Anonymous said...

what is the East Side then?

Anonymous said...

Funny, when I lived in Malibu and Pacific Palisades, eastside was east of Lincoln. Then, as I crept eastward, the border of east-west became blurred. I think Los Feliz is eastside in many peoples' understanding.

Anonymous said...

Why, there are plenty of struggling realtors in the immediate area who will need jobs...let them run the place.