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.