Saturday, August 04, 2007

New Italian in Echo Park and more...

Just days after the news that Two Boots Pizza is coming to Echo Park comes news from SilverlakeBoulevard that 15 will be a new Italian restaurant on Echo Park Ave. They're applying for a full liquor license and plan a TV for watching sports events -- not a great sign -- but apparently neighbors have already gotten them to shorten their hours.

The Chowhounds are all atwitter that the food court at the Wat Thai temple could be closing because it causes parking problems in the neighborhood...sad news indeed for lovers of Thai street snack.

On Third St., a new place with the rather peculiar name Food Court L.A. in the former Masquer's Cabaret space -- it will include a bar and feature "comfort foods with a pan-ethnic twist" -- wonder what that means?

On Beverly Blvd. at Serrano, a new Salvadoran restaurant called Jaragua looks a little more upscale than the usual mom 'n pop pupusa joints....

And My Secret Recipe, the Korean octopus spot on Third St., hasn't gone out of business...they've just condensed into the corner of the mini-mall they occupy to make room for a new yakiniku spot called TenRaku. Apparently yakiniku is like Korean barbecue, only Japanese, only aimed at Korean diners...if that makes any sense.

...and now, Eating L.A. is adjourning to the woods to eat bruschetta with heirloom tomatoes, drink bordeaux and do yoga under the redwoods...see you next week.

4 comments:

sku said...

I tried Jaragua with high hopes especially after the closing of my favorite pupuseria, La Nueva Flor Blanco on Beverly. But, alas, it was not impressive. Basic Salvadoran menu, nothing great.

mattyshack said...

I dont know Salvadoran, so Jaragua was fine for me. Want to go back when I have a bigger appetite. I can't wait to try TenRaku. Its very close to me as well.

Anonymous said...

ive been to 15 its not italian,when i was there they were showing old black and white movies on the tvs ,so whoever did the original posting doesnt really know what they are talking about or isnt really interested in posting the truth,i love this rest it is clean and classy,upscale for the neighbor hood and i recomend it very highly,i hope they do get there liq lic,i would lovr to have a martini with dinner

Anonymous said...

"15" is an awesome place for the area. The food is priced well, very affordable, and its definitely a place that i would bring my friends. As a college student, its a place i know my friend would like, enjoy, and wouldnt have to worry about burning a hole through their wallets! The berry parfait is so yummy!