A cafe by local roaster Canyon Coffee is open in Echo Park, serving fresh baked goods, sandwiches, toast, and homemade coffee items such as ceramic mugs from local artists and Chemex systems. Draft lattes, pistachio milk cortados, Canyon Coffee’s signature bean bags, and sweet treats from one of LA’s famous pastry chefs can be found in the former Counterpart Vegan space. Owners Casey Wojtalewicz, Ally Walsh and James Klapp asked chef James Wayman (Nana’s Westerly, Yellow Farmhouse) to check out a seasonal menu that includes smashed butterbean sandwiches with miso and arugula; tomato focaccia sandwiches; tuna toast with capers and shallots; labneh toast with fermented honey with citrus fruits and crunchy buckwheat; and a range of rotating tea cakes, cookies and other pastries from local baker Sasha Piligian. Drinks include draft lattes in flavors such as fig leaf, chai and oatmeal, as well as freshly squeezed orange juice, as well as a tea program from the famous Alhambra Tea Habitat tea shop. Further collaboration with local names includes a vinyl sound system and curated playlist by record store (and former cocktail bar) In Sheep’s Clothing, plus future pop-up parties that may host other businesses local food and beverage outlets in the space for one-off events. Canyon Coffee is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
1559 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles, canyoncoffee.co
A new Thai Town pop-up lines the sidewalk with checkered tablecloths, plastic stools and hot noodles. After a mother’s battle with cancer and the layoff of several family members due to the pandemic, the Sathirathiwats decided to launch a pop-up on the streets of Thaitown, initially selling grilled meats under the name of BBQ sticks. Recently, the mother and four brothers behind the operation pivoted the business to Radna Silom, a popular evening-only Thai noodle stand that occupies the sidewalk outside the Silom supermarket. The Sathirathiwat family also owns a restaurant in Thailand called Four Brothers – which is currently operated by the family patriarch – and here in Los Angeles serves family recipes of freshly fried tamarind-flavored pad Thai with dried shrimp; fresh radna noodles in marinated pork sauce; crispy radna; noodle soup; and fried rice, with all items priced at $10. Toey Sathit Sathirathiwat, who ran Stick BBQ, hopes to revive this stall in the future. The whole family hopes to open an indoor restaurant later this year. Radna Silom appears daily from 5 p.m. to midnight.
5321 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, (323) 719-9699, instagram.com/radna_silom
The Soft drink store Boisson is expanding to the West Coast. The New York-based store specializing in ABV-free liquor, wine, beer and spritz is now open in Brentwood, with locations planned for Studio City and Beverly Hills. Another non-alcoholic bottle store, Soft Spirits, opened last october at Silver Lake. Beverage in Brentwood is open from noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
11762 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, drink.nyc
There’s a stall opening this week inside the Original Farmers Market. The Market Chicken roast chicken stand, by Francisco Carvalho and Cezar Brelaz of Pampas Grill and Phil’s Deli and Grill (also located in the historic Fairfax Farmers’ Market), is set to open Aug. 24 with Peruvian-inspired roast chicken, side dishes, wraps and salads in the old shop of the Mediterranean restaurant Le Village.
6333 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, (323) 932-6290, marketchicken.com
Full Proof Pizza
Full Proof Pizza’s long-awaited first standalone location is open in Beverly Hills. Chefs Or Amsalam and Alex Phaneuf’s natural sourdough pizza started out as a pop-up within their other business, Lodge Bread Co., and now serves New York-style pizza in an inspired 1,100-square-foot space. 1980s arcades. Pizzas are available by the slice or whole as 12- or 18-inch pies, and come in options such as burrata with zucchini and pine nuts; pepperoni; spicy sausage with kale and garlic; and potato and leek. Salads are also available. Full Proof Pizza is open from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily.
371 S. Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills, (424) 288-4668, fullproofpizza.com
A sushi bar is open in the Platform complex in Culver City, offering line-caught and sustainably sourced seafood, some of which is dry-aged on site. Fiish was soft-launched as a take-out/delivery concept called Little Fiish, but now operates as a full sushi bar with small plates such as salmon chicharrones and tuna tataki; a la carte maki, nigiri and sashimi; two fixed price sushi menus; and cocktails that involve sake, sochu and more. Fish is open Wednesday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to “late” and Saturday and Sunday from 5 p.m. to “late”.
8820 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, (323) 272-2262, fish.co