Thursday, January 07, 2010

Four Cafe comes to Eagle Rock, Hora Bohemian replaces SiLa in Silver Lake

We heard about the arrival of Four Cafe at the Eagle Rock Music Festival a few months ago and now it's planning a February opening. Owners Michelle and Corey Wilton look to have a solid concept with healthy soups, salads and sandwiches, house-baked pastries, and creative breakfasts, all to eat in or pick up to go -- even curbside pickup.
Via The Eastsider LA.
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EatingLA is a little more skeptical about Hora Bohemian Bistro, moving into the former SiLa space, which was Fritzie's and Da Giannino before that. Hopefully chef Chris Hora will finally bring something local residents want to that space, but frankly most people would rather see something like Four Cafe with healthy grab and go food. Hora's "Central European globetrotter" menu with entries like Peking duck spring roll with hoisin sauce, $27 black bass and monkfish poached in coffee and rum, chocolate mole just doesn't have a promising ring, but good luck to Hora on his proposed February opening and we shall see.
via GrubstreetLA

7 comments:

Miles said...

Totally agree about Hora Bohemian. Da Gianino was slightly above average italian food, but at least it was modestly priced. SiLA was way too expensive and this place sounds like the same.

christie said...

Yay! Excited about new eats in Eagle Rock.

Maria said...

Pat--totally agree with you about how a grab and go place would do much better in the Sila space. It's an awkward little corner and strip mall. Besides the drycleaners (with their 2 parking spaces) the steady traffic in and out of there is the people leaving the pilates plus place..they could do a great business with having coffee..salads...that kind of thing that that clientele would want.

carter said...

Unless they get an ABC posting notice up reallllly soon, Hora will just be the same old ownership as SiLa or Fritzie's, just with a 3rd marketing image and the name of the chef on the window.
Good luck, and good night.
Here is the current version:
http://www.abc.ca.gov/datport/LQSData.asp?ID=2027464535

Anonymous said...

agreed - what a shame that there will not be a healthy spot in the sila space - it is right next to the hottest pilates spot in town....sounds like there is no way it will be a success.

HerbyN said...

seems like nothing lasts in that SiLa location... and you are right, any business model in this economy that thinks they will do better than Sila did with a $27 sea bass entree is dreaming, i fear (Reservoir is suffering a similar fate). you just need to look a few blocks away to Barbrix to see how to be sustainable in this neighborhood and in this economy... i don't think you need to be "grab and go", you just need to be reasonably priced, cozy and have good food. we'll see...

Troy said...

Can not wait to try Four Cafe! I have had the pleasure of enjoying Michelle's food before and it is out of this world! Congratulations on the birth of your new restaurant! May great success follow!