Add Malo to the list of near-Eastside restaurants branching out into brunch. Malo now opens at 9:30 Saturday and Sunday for brunch and drinks, and stays open all day for lazy tacos and margs in the bar on weekend afternoons.
Brunch dishes include breakfast enchiladas, chilequiles ($8), mango banana French toast with cinnamon syrup and buttermilk and queso fresca pancakes....yeah!
If the sun has passed the yardarm, you're allowed a Bloody Maria, a watermelon margarita or other special "afternoon" cocktails.
The Times also does a nice job profiling George Laguerre, owner of TiGeorge's in Echo Park, who is doing his part with his patrons to help the food crisis in Haiti.
And just in case you're ready to try your cooking skills by competing on Top Chef, auditions are being held Monday, May 26 from 10 am-2 pm at Cicada Restaurant Downtown.