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.
JULY 2010 OPENINGS
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.
JULY 2010 CLOSURES
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.