Cafe Tomo Opens on Sawtelle; Broome Street General Store Comes to Silver Lake

Photo: Tatiana Arbogast

Beverly Hills: Famous Cupcakes has closed down shop. Somewhere, pie is cackling villainously. [Eater]
Culver City: Sebastien Archambault has introduced a “more serious” dinner menu to L’Epicerie. Check it out here via PDF. [Grub Street]
Downtown: A new location of The Counter is coming to Seventh Street. [Brigham Yen]
-New Peruvian restaurant Chimu bears influences from The Lazy Ox, where some of the staff used to work. [The Minty]
Highland Park: A vegan drive-through restaurant is opening called Plant Food for People, because vegan food is apparently so in-demand that it warrants an express lane. [Quarry Girl via LAist]

Hollywood: Cube is holding a special celebration of Lambrusco for International Lambrusco Day (June 21st), with discounts on the varied red varietal in a glass, half-bottle, or bottle.
-Cafe Des Artistes has fallen victim to the economy, just as the trend of having a New York name starts to bloom*. [Eater]
Pasadena: Yujean Kang’s is turning 20 this summer. To celebrate, the restaurant is offering two $20 tasting menus: OThe chef’s tasting menu is available daily, while a “Sino Sunday Supper” is available every Sunday in June. [Grub Street]
-Vertical Wine Bistro launches a burger night this Thursday, with five different burgers made by Laurent Quenioux, including one from bison meat. [Grub Street]
Santa Monica: California Monster Salads opens this week. [Eater]
Sawtelle: Cafe Tomo, that Japanese coffee shop we spotted a little while back, is now open in West L.A. [LAT]
Silver Lake: Broome Street General Store opens for farm-to-table cooking and pre-made edibles from owners Peter Graham and Sophie Esteban. *See above.. [Eater]
Venice: Big claims are again made that La Isla Bonita is one of L.A.’s superior taco trucks and that it can “compete with any taqueria in Los Angeles.” It is NOT and can NOT. Photos are nice though, even if this taco truck couldn’t hold a candle to anything deserving of a true “taqueria” designation. [The Eaten Path]
West L.A.: Rojas Eatery has a new menu that includes signature soups and a pollo mole rojo. [Grub Street]