From a Brooklyn-bred casual all-day spot on Melrose to Texas-style barbecue in Lincoln Heights, here are some new spots to check out this month.
This all-day cafe, which hails from Brooklyn, has been opening in phases for several months. Now it’s firing on all cylinders. By day, there’s coffee, avocado toast, and sandwiches. By night, there’s reasonably priced bistro fare and cocktails. On various days throughout the week, there are comedy shows and live music. 7174 Melrose Ave., Fairfax. stonestreetla.com.
This low-key charmer—the work of two alums of acclaimed San Francisco Italian joint Flour + Water—deftly mixes midwestern hospitality and European technique. The casual lunch is all about cheese and charcuterie boards and sandwiches. At dinner, excellent pastas, smartly prepared proteins, thoughtfully selected wines, and great cocktails join the party on the spacious patio. 40 W. Green St., Pasadena. agnesla.com.
The beloved Smorgasburg vendor and pop-up now has a brick-and-mortar space to call its own. Andrew and Michelle Muñoz serve up great Texas-style brisket and ribs, along with Mexican American riffs, like pork verde sausage. 2118 N. Broadway, Lincoln Heights. mooscraftbarbecue.com.
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