Jason Travi Joins O.C.’s Mesa; Forty Fish Found Dead in Echo Park Lake

Carp are dying in the lake
Carp are dying in the lake Photo: Alossix via Flickr

Costa Mesa: Former Fraiche chef Jason Travi created a new spring menu for Mesa restaurant. [L.A. Times/Daily Dish]
Downtown: A new nightclub called Exchange L.A. is taking over Spring Street’s 1929 Stock Exchange Building. [Urban Daddy]
Echo Park: About 40 dead carp were found mysteriously floating on top of the park’s lake. [Eastsider L.A.]

Hermon: Residents were reportedly disappointed that their search for a new market in Monterrey Plaza resulted in first-timer Fresco Community Market coming in as a tenant, instead of Fresh ‘N Easy. [Eastsider L.A.]
Santa Monica: Soda Jerks, an old school-style ice-cream parlor, will come to the Pier’s Carousel Building. Al Mare Italian will open nearby from the owners of Travestere. [SMPD]
West Hollywood: Bistro LQ has a new cheese happy hour featuring between 30 to 42 varieties. [Feast]
Guys and Dolls is temporarily closed for two weeks after an underage party-goer was discovered passed out and drunk. [Eater]
Venice: A free wine tasting of Byron and Cambria will be offered by WTFLA this Thursday at Hotel Erwin’s High lounge. [Yo! Venice!]