The new year brought dozens of freshly-minted restaurants to the L.A. eating scene. Self-served shaved ice may replace fro-yo as the trendy frozen treat of 2014 as we saw SnowLa Shavery and Chilly Ribbons set up shop, while Zinga dished up its last bowl of frozen yogurt in Culver City.
Meanwhile, historic dining destinations such as Pasadena's Hamburger Hamlet and The Chicken Lady Café closed after decades of doing business, while others, like West L.A.'s Robata-Ya, only lasted a few years before calling it quits this month.
In West Hollywood, Gracias Madre has officially opened its doors. Think traditional Mexican fare but with the same vegan, seasonal goodness found at its predecessor, Café Gratitude. However, unlike Café Gratitude's raw food philosophy, plenty of dishes are served piping hot, including chiliquiles, enchiladas con mole, and house-made tacos. Continue reading for more openings and closings you might have missed.
Food Haus Café: 2106 S. Olive St., Los Angeles; 213-741-0007
Chilly Ribbons: 1135 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles; 909-907-9409
SnowLA Shavery: 3470 W. 6th St. #2B, Los Angeles; 213-382-1790
Lucky Duck by Square One: 2630 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles; 323-686-6304
District Pub NoHo: 5249 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood; 818-732-7319
Sweet Rose Creamery: 7565 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles; 310-260-2663
The Wilde Thistle: 3454 Motor Ave., Los Angeles; 310-730-6208
Sugarfish: 101 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles; 323-4888-3636
Café Vida: 9755 Culver Blvd., Culver City; 310-287-0140
Local Table: 800 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles
Warren's Blackboard: 4222 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood; 818-255-7290
La Cenaduria: 1519 Garfield Ave., Los Angeles; 323-727-7827
East Borough: 9810 Washington Blvd., Culver City; 310-596-8266
Gracias Madre: 8905 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood; 323-978-2170
The Pit BBQ: 207 E. Alameda Ave., Burbank; 818-848-8550
The Chicken Lady Café: 416 S. San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles; 310-652-7487
Robata-Ya: 2004 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles; 310-481-1418
Hamburger Hamlet: 214 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena; 626-449-8520
Zinga: 4114 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City; 310-391-4444
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