A well-known New York bakery, first to ignite the cupcake frenzy, finally opened up shop in L.A. a few weeks ago, after months of rumors and speculation. Meanwhile, 73-year-old dive bar in Hollywood, Ye Coach & Horses, is struggling to keep its doors open. For some, staying open at all is a feat: Plate 38, which opened earlier this month, is temporarily closed due to fire damage. Tracking restaurant news around town, here's a list of this month's openings and closures (including some stragglers from previous months). At the end of the day, we're all just trying to eat. Turn the Page.


Atlantic Bar & Grill: 1624 N Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood; (323) 207-6218.

BevMo!: 10984 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles; (310) 473-9600.

Bistro Laurent: 3936 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City; (310) 398-7443.

Covell: 4628 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 660-4400.

Loaded: 6377 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles.

Magnolia Bakery: 8389 W 3rd St., Los Angeles; (323) 951-0636.

Mr. Beef: 1809 Ocean Front Walk, Venice; (424) 228-2141.

Plate 38 (temporarily closed): 2361 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena; (626) 793-7100.

Ramen Jinya: 11239 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. (818) 980-3977.

Ramen Mottaiani: 1630 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Suite 9, Gardena; (323) 538-3233.

Rocket Fizz: 111 West Green St., Pasadena; (626) 449-7632.

Saffron: 230 S. Beverly Dr. Beverly Hills; (310) 248-5211.

Shaky Alibi: 7401 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles.

Tinga: 142 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles.

Villains Tavern: 1356 Palmetto St., Downtown L.A.; (213) 613-0766.


Abby's Diner: 4862 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles (closed April)

Botanas Mexico: 11104 Rush Street, #2, South El Monte.

Coco's Burger: 4433 S Alameda Street, Los Angeles (closed May)

Dukes Sweet Potato Pie Factory: 1311 130th St., Gardena (closed June).

El Apetito: 2125 E Cesar Chavez Ave., Los Angeles (closed April)

Mike's Tavern: 2667 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles; (213) 385-6715 (closed May)

The Must: 118 W Fifth Street, Los Angeles.

Sonamu: 3600 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles (closed June)

Terried Sake House: 11617 Santa Monica Blvd, West L.A.; (310) 477-9423.

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