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new restaurants in old places:Los Feliz and Silver Lake

mangia Dec 28, 2006 10:51 PM

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.

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    carter RE: mangia Dec 28, 2006 11:40 PM

    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.

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      DanaB RE: carter Dec 29, 2006 07:05 PM

      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.

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        So Ho La RE: carter Mar 23, 2007 02:02 PM

        I agree - a Peet's would do wonders!

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          lil mikey RE: So Ho La Mar 28, 2007 07:42 AM

          Word through the grapevine says Peet's is raising money to open more stores in So Cal.

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          sallybean RE: carter Mar 26, 2007 08:37 PM

          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.

        3. EliseT RE: mangia Mar 23, 2007 01:50 PM

          Noooo! I am so traumatized by the loss of La Belle Epoque! No more chicken sausages and those incredible boules. My life has lost all meaning.

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            mawf1977 RE: mangia Mar 27, 2007 11:29 AM

            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.

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              Plague RE: mawf1977 Mar 27, 2007 03:03 PM

              There is only The Alcove, Home and The Mustard Seed within walking distance of where LBE used to be.
              And that's just me being lazy thinking of places...

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                rachaels RE: Plague Mar 27, 2007 03:45 PM

                I only went to La Belle Epoque once. That was enough. And i lived so close I could have spit on it. I heart Mustard Seed Cafe. I am suprised it's closed--it was always packed (to my suprise).

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                  mawf1977 RE: Plague Mar 28, 2007 01:59 PM

                  Sigh. The lines are outrageous at those places now. LBE was laid back and not trendy. And that's why I liked it.

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                    rachaels RE: mawf1977 Mar 28, 2007 04:40 PM

                    not trendy? really?

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                      EliseT RE: rachaels Apr 4, 2007 02:22 AM

                      Not trendy compared to Home and places like Fred 62. I could always get seated easily at Belle Epoque, and there was a much more uhh, "mature" clientele. And of course, There was a snappish French hostess rather than young hip hostesses.

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                        rachaels RE: EliseT Apr 4, 2007 02:28 PM

                        ekk Home. I see what you mean now. . .

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                yummyewe RE: mangia Mar 28, 2007 03:17 PM

                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.

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                  TailbackU RE: yummyewe Mar 28, 2007 05:03 PM

                  11am-1pm?? So they are only open 2 hours a day??

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                    sallybean RE: yummyewe Mar 28, 2007 05:13 PM

                    does that place have the same owners of il cappriccio on vermont??
                    I will have to check them out...

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                      TailbackU RE: sallybean Mar 30, 2007 01:51 PM

                      same owners. Tried it last night. Got the prosciutto panini and it was very yummy. Gotta go back and check out their pizzas.

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                        Silverlaker RE: TailbackU Mar 30, 2007 10:45 PM

                        We tried Ill cap pizza the other night and thought it was really good 2! We had the goat cheese/mozzerlla and added mushrooms, perfect! WAY better than Nicky D's!! My only complaint -- the salads are sorta boring, wish they had a few apps -- but the pizza is really good.

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                    munchy RE: mangia Aug 20, 2007 01:14 PM

                    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.

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