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Town & Country Bakery in Silver Lake

SilverlakeGirl Jan 27, 2010 03:02 PM

Just drove by and it looks like another place is taking over or they are doing a full rehab. If any establishment deserved to die, it was this one.

Anyone know what is going on?

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    Burger Boy Jan 27, 2010 03:15 PM

    I drove by today also and the new place going in is called Forage. That is all I know.

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      SilverlakeGirl Jan 27, 2010 03:57 PM

      Interesting.

      I have to wonder about any dining establishment calling itself "Forage" however. Doesn't sound promising.

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        mollyomormon Jan 27, 2010 04:11 PM

        Although almost anything has to be better than Town & Country. I'm truly surprised it was around as long as it was.

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          missyp Jan 27, 2010 06:21 PM

          Agreed. Town & Country was terrible. Hopefully something good will go in -- and NOT something vegan or vegetarian. We have like four veg. places in a two block radius there.

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            cls Jan 27, 2010 07:26 PM

            Forage does not sound promising for the carnivore.

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              Papuli Jan 28, 2010 02:11 PM

              You're in luck! This place is all meated up. The lasagna sounds good: Homemade pasta, Gioja ricotta, nettles, braised pork ragu, and Pecorino. More info and a link to the menu here: http://katherinespiers.tumblr.com/pos...

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                SilverlakeGirl Jan 28, 2010 03:21 PM

                Thank you.

                Forage Menu:

                http://www.foragela.com/

    2. Chowpatty Jan 28, 2010 05:26 PM

      I stopped by this morning and it looks very promising. Lots of salad and healthy stuff but also plenty of Jidori chicken, meat dishes, etc. The chef was a sous-chef at Lucques. They're hoping to be open tomorrow.

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        missyp Jan 28, 2010 08:41 PM

        Drove by tonight -- looked they were having some kind of soft opening thing. Saw a woman in chef's whites outside, I think. Menu looks like a good addition to the neighborhood.

        Most importantly, THEY SERVE BLUE BOTTLE COFFEE. If they sell it in the bean, I will be so very, very happy.

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          missyp Jan 28, 2010 08:45 PM

          it's incredibly cheap, too!

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            Burger Boy Jan 29, 2010 06:03 AM

            Are you being sarcastic about being cheap?

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              missyp Jan 29, 2010 07:54 AM

              Not at all. $13 for a "protein" and two sides seems quite reasonable for a chef coming out of Lucques. The lasagna is $8!! Though maybe for a order-at-the-counter kinda place -- which I'm guessing Forage will be -- it could be a little steep overall.

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            sel Feb 8, 2010 12:08 PM

            Blue Bottle Coffee alone is enough to get me in the door. Especially since Equator Bookstore/Cafe which carried BB Coffee closed last night. I would head over to Forage and check it out but they are closed on Mondays. Has anyone explored the coffee scene and menu first hand yet?

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              mollyomormon Feb 8, 2010 01:20 PM

              Equater closed?? Sad!

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                sel Feb 8, 2010 01:24 PM

                They will be missed!

                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/685935

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                SilverlakeGirl Feb 8, 2010 02:35 PM

                I live just a few blocks away and I welcome this type of restaurant.

                I got the Blue Bottle coffee on Sunday and it was simply incredible. They brew it by the cup [individually] in a filter. One size [normal size, not large] for $2.75. Prepare to wait.

                They will have a Brunch Blackboard special on weekends. Sunday was "Almuerza Mexicana" which was eggs, Papas y Chorizo and Frijoles Negros. It looked wonderful.

                Jidori Chicken, Skirt Steak and lots of assorted veggie side dishes and salads. Fruit and various cookies and tea cakes.

                Had lunch today at the new "Cowboys and Turbans" in the old Andiamo site ... a little rough around the edges but I was pleased. I had a Chicken Tikka Masala Burrito with Mint Chutney.

                They serve breakfast [weekends?] beginning at 7:30.

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                  Silverlaker Feb 9, 2010 05:07 PM

                  Is this a take-out restaurant like Joans on 3rd or a full-fledged restaurant? I couldn't tell on the website. And YES, the hood needs a place like this -- I miss Comfort Cafe where I could get something to go and eat healthy.

                  1. re: Silverlaker
                    SilverlakeGirl Feb 9, 2010 05:41 PM

                    Sit down.

                    Although, I suspect they will do take out if asked.

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