new restaurants in old places:Los Feliz and Silver Lake
Don't know if this has been posted yet , but La Belle Epoque on Hillhurst will soon be Little Dom's, an Italian place (with Farfalla down the street I can't say I am excited about this), Tangier is changing owners and will have a more upscale menu,whatever that means, Netty's in Silver Lake will become "Reservoir" -the chefs having cooked everywhere from A.O.C. to Grace to Lucques, and Flor de Morena is closing-no idea what is going in there.
Well, we have our work cut-out for us.
Actually, Flor Morena closed about two or so weeks ago while Little Dom's is actually a smaller version of Dominick's in West Hwd. on Beverly across from Cedars(they also own 101 Coffee Shop on Franklin at the 101).
Tangier never made it and a Korean buyer is trying to upgrade a place with that name - hope he knows what he is doing.
And as to the Flor, the less said, the better. Hopefully an improvement will take place sooner than later. Wish a Peet's coffee would take their place.
Elizabeth Belkind and Gloria Felix are the buyers of Netty's, soon to be Reservoir.
I'm not surprised about Flor Morena -- went there once when they first opened, and even though I live right around the corner never was inspired to return.
I would love to have a gourmet take-out/coffee place in the spot where Flor Morena is. Something like Joan's on Third or Alcove would be great. I would be there practically every day, if the food was good, of course.
I loved Tangier.They had great food and such a great backroom. Whenever I was there, there was always a great crowd. They used to bring in some of the best indie music in La, I hope the new owners keep it the same. The website looks the same. If you never had their Black cod, I highly recommend it.
ahhh ..La belle epoque, well it was time for them to change. Every time I ordered food there this past year, it came out wrong.
I am not sure about Flor.
I also mourn the loss of La Belle Epoque. The food was never amazing. Sometimes it was bad. But it was always the neighborhood breakfast place. A no-brainer for Sunday mornings because we knew the menu and knew the staff and my dogs loved the place. Breakfast in Los Feliz is now just a little more confusing.
Greatest little "new" place in LF/SL is the new Cappriccio Pizza place on Hollywood blvd. right next to the intersection of Hollywood, Sunset, Virgil and Hillhurst. They are open 11am - 1pm all week, free delivery and walk-in pizza by the slice there is heaven, i think. Best thing to happen to the neighborhood in years. I say good riddance to LBE, I never enjoyed the food and found it too crowded to be worth the wait.
There's a dishy (so to speak) and brief article on a couple of chic little places about to open in LF/SL, in the August issue of Angeleno magazine (p. 106-108).
In addition to naming the usual neighborhood food & wine hotspots, (Blair's, Canele, Silver Lake Wine), the article mentions these places about to open:
Reservoir, mentioned above--any gossip about the planned late August opening?
1700 Silver Lake Blvd
Barbrix (wine bar, Claudia Blotta, winter 2007 anticipated launch)
Hyperion, block and a half west of TJ's
The article also talks about how Blair's started off with lower prices but apparently the owner found that "there were no qualms...so they could rise"!
I agree, DanaB, I've love a Joan's on Third-type place where Flor Morena's was. Or even a decent Chinese restaurant in LF/SL. This neighborhood could support a few more Caneles. Vermont just doesn't do it for me any more.