Seems that's what may be happening at the original Barragan's Mexican Restaurant. A beer and wine license has been issued to The Lost Knight.
Sounds like it would be a great choice, seeing as there is definitely enough Pizza, Mexican and Thai in the neighborhood.
The full article appears at TheEastsiderLA.com
On North Broadway at the end of Chinatown, Los Angeles, is a little gem of a restaurant called Chinese Friends. They have been in business since 1972, in the same location.
Not only is the food special, but the wait staff is the friendliest in Chinatown. One waitress told us she has worked there for 31 years.
We first ate at this restaurant 20 years ago, and recently went back to discover that the food here is excellent.
From the Sweet and Sour soup to the Moo Shu, all are excellent dishes. This was the restaurant I was introduced to Beef with Black Bean Sauce, and it is really wonderful.
I highly recommend if you are in the area, to try this once. You will be hooked!
Last night was our first time at the new Allumette in Echo Park. This was formerly the Allston Yacht Club, same owners, new chef.
The restaurant went through a major remodel and was transformed into a lovely, formal spot. This is the type of restaurant that is perfect for special occasions or an intimate dinner.
The menu consists of small plates that are lovely in their execution and with distinct flavors you may have a hard time finding anywhere else.
Allumette means Matchstick in French.
Lets start with the drink menu, creative and yummy. These are very creative and the ingredients blend together quite well. Drink Menu: http://allumettela.com/drink.html
Chef Miles Thompson has come up with quite a unique menu. They do have a tasting menu that can be coupled with wine, but we opted for individual dishes to get a broader experience.
They do 12 to 15 dishes per night, so the menu does change. The Sashimi was so fresh and delicious, but that was just one of the starters. The Fried Oyster with Kimchi Ranch Dressing, Asian Pear Mignonette and Sea Spinach was delicious, as were the Spicy Blue Prawns with Pork Belly , White Peach and Pickled Wasabi, Garganelli with Burnt Eggplant, Hen of the Woods,Long Pepper and Ricotta Salata. The food menu is available here: http://allumettela.com/food.html
What was once a bold, brightly colored space, has become an elegant intimate dining experience.
I highly recommend you go and experience the flavorful dishes and drinks at this lovely restaurant.
Looks like the pedal boats will be back as soon as July 20th.
This from Echo Park Lake Pedal Boats Canoe and Gondola Facebook page:
Getting ready for our first trip down! We sign
papers tomorrow morning, with the goal of July 20th opening. Anyone
around Thursday morning at 10:30 to lend a hand unloading the Gondola? Great news. Echo Park Pedal Boats Facebook Page