Monday, May 07, 2012

News from Square One, Gingergrass and Glassell Park's new Lemon Poppy Kitchen at Taste of the Eastside

Pharmacie's Talmadge Lowe, left, demonstrated technique for tasty whiskey sours: Buffalo Trace bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup, Old-Fashioned bitters.
Sunday's Taste of the Eastside wasn't just a chance to try some great bites from restaurants around Silver Lake, Echo Park, Atwater, Eagle Rock and Highland Park, but also a good place to catch up with what's going on in the area.
 Good Girl Dinette's noodles with freshly-grilled beef or pork

At Square One Dining, where we sampled mini bacon topped pancakes, we asked about progress on the restaurant's upcoming location in the old Fritzie's space at Hyperion and Griffith Park. It's coming along slowly but surely with an early fall opening on the horizon. Co-owner Manao DeMuth is helping design the space, which has been completely redone and will include outdoor seating along Hyperion. Plans are to start with dinner and weekend brunch, with beer and wine available.
best Pavlovas ever at Proof Bakery
Meanwhile at Gingergrass, new bakery items will be available soon in the Bia Hoi annex next door. We sampled creamy coconut rice pudding and spiced cinnamon buns that will go down mighty nice with a Vietnamese coffee. Fresh beer by night, pastries by day -- now that's a good use of space!
Icy oysters from L&E were refreshing on a warm Sunday
We were also happy to find out about a new bakery and coffee shopin Glassell Park, Lemon Poppy Kitchen. Now in a soft opening stage, Lemon Poppy is in a Verdugo Road mini-mall about two blocks south of the Verdugo Bar and serves Handsome Roast Coffee and baked goods Wednesday through Sunday from 9 to 2. It's the lovechild of Katie from Robin's nest jams and Anca and Jack from Anca’s Romanian, a roving stuffed Romanian flatbread company!


Jenna Hutch said...

Food looks amazingly delicious. I hope someday I can make foods like this but for food delivery will do.

Kate said...

The horror! I can't reach through the screen to eat these tasty treats!