Nazis and smoke-bombs at a Chicago restaurant. Kids served liquor in our national chains. A brick hurled through the window of the Costa Mesa mayor’s restaurant. And still, this turbulent new era of bad restaurant behavior rolls on. The latest? Last night, LAPD shut down Silver Lake’s Rowena Avenue and evacuated local businesses after an employee at The Coffee Table restaurant reported a suspicious package outside, The Eastsider L.A tells us.
After a major police presence evacuated the restaurant and closed off the street, the bomb squad arrived to find what looked like a pipe bomb attached to the restaurant’s gas meter, with owner Michael Zamarippa claiming, “The device was made to look just like a pipe bomb with a clamp and wires.” Fortunately, after two x-rays, the suspicious object was determined not to be a bomb. Still, if any of your friends has been acting particularly angry about the price of a cup of coffee these days, you might want to check them for an alibi.
Bomb squad checking suspicious package in Silver Lake [The Eastsider L.A.]