The OPEN Daily : Neighborhood Businesses

Danny Trejo opens Trejo’s Cantina in Hollywood

January 16, 2017 at 8:18 am

Actor Danny Trejo, well-known for his role in “Machete,” has become a successful restaurateur and is opening up a new place in the heart of Hollywood. Continue reading: KABC-TV Los Angeles News, Weather & Traffic | Southern California News

The L.A. Studios Driving the Future of Virtual Reality

January 4, 2017 at 3:43 pm

No one knows exactly what 2017 has in store, but one thing we can probably count on is the increasing presence of virtual reality–no longer as this thing that’s out there that we all know is coming, but rather as a medium that has started to arrive.  In advance of what many are convinced is […]

Amapola apologizes for bad tamales, promises full refunds

December 26, 2016 at 6:48 pm

An executive with Amapola markets, which sold hundreds of bad tamales at its four stores, apologized to its customers and said the company is working to provide full refunds to everyone. Continue reading: Los Angeles News | Los Angeles Weather and Traffic

Tamale trouble ruins Christmas tradition for LA market’s customers

December 25, 2016 at 9:53 pm

Hundreds of customers who bought their tamales at Amapola markets in LA County are demanding refunds after something went wrong with the stores’ product, ruining many Christmas dinners. Continue reading: Los Angeles News | Los Angeles Weather and Traffic

Restaurant Review: A 37-Year-Old Eatery and a 28-Year-Old Chef Shake Up Santa Monica

December 20, 2016 at 8:14 pm

Here’s what I’d like you to do. I’d like you to go ahead and make a reservation at Michael’s in Santa Monica. I’d like you to go there and spend some money. Then I’d like you to tell all your friends that they should do the same. I generally wouldn’t be so very direct, even […]

It’s Time to Welcome The Mar Vista to the Neighborhood

December 17, 2016 at 3:48 pm

Mar Vista might be giving Highland Park some heat for hottest dining neighborhood right now When Status Kuo transformed into Little Fatty earlier this year, it indicated that the neighborhood was hungry for change. Though places like Louie’s have become mainstays, locals living along Washington and Venice Blvd, and the various neighborhoods of greater Mar […]

Doughnuts and Fried Chicken Together at Last at This Soon-to-Open L.A. Restaurant

December 13, 2016 at 10:03 am

The creme brûlée doughnut at Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken Scott Suchman for Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken Unless you started a chain that sold nothing but ramen and tacos, it’s hard to think of two foods under one roof more likely to thrill Los Angeles eaters than doughnuts and fried chicken. And that’s just […]

Great Gatsby NYE Ball 2017 at Wokcano Santa Monica

December 12, 2016 at 9:03 pm

Ring in the New Year at the biggest NYE party on the Westside at Wokcano Santa Monica!  The Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve Ball will bring in 2017 with a 20’s style affair, with music by DJ Frankie, dancing, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, party favors and more. 20’s attire is recommended.  General Admission is $40 in […]

The 11 Best Places To Get Pasta In L.A.

December 7, 2016 at 5:23 pm

There’s even a place that serves fantastic vegan pasta. [ more › ] Continue reading: LAist

YakiYan Brings a High-End Japanese BBQ Experience to Hacienda Heights

December 7, 2016 at 5:21 pm

A luxurious new meat option from the Panda Express group arrives soon The folks behind Panda Express are branching out, bringing Taipei-founded Japanese barbecue concept YakiYan stateside by December 21, with soft opening slated for December 12. This is high-end, glossy stuff, with a beautiful interior and quality meats to go around. Plus, since it’s in […]

C&M Cafe Shutters in Sherman Oaks After Just Six Months

December 7, 2016 at 5:20 pm

The all-day option still retains their newer Palms location Here’s some surprising Valley news: C&M Cafe seems to have shuttered along Riverside drive in Sherman Oaks without so much as a peep beforehand. Indeed, an email in to the restaurant confirms that their Palms location is the only one operating at the moment. It’s a […]

New Santa Monica Restaurant Pays Homage to Family & Local History

December 3, 2016 at 4:23 pm

If you’re out on Santa Monica’s tree-lined Montana Avenue shopping for holiday gifts this season and looking for a bite to eat, the newly-opened Margo’s may be just what’s on your wish list. \The latest venture by Mark and Lani Verge of family-owned On The Verge Hospitality Group offers California cuisine with plenty of fresh […]