This week in L.A. restaurants: Carnitas darling El Momo adds first bricks-and-mortar spot

Carnitas El Momo

The The famous carnitas activity of the Acosta . family has grown from two tacos into a full restaurant in Monterey Park. Carnitas El Momo – named after patriarch Romulo “Momo” Acosta – sells many pieces of pork that have been long simmered in classic copper cazos and can be served in banh tet, quesadillas, mulitas and turtles, or sold in British pounds. The Monterey Park restaurant offers all of this and more: a giant new ahogada tortoise, as well as the cafe de olla. On Saturdays and Sundays, birria de chivo is also available in the same format as carnitas (along with consommé). The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating, and the Carnitas El Momo vans will remain open; The restaurant opens at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 9:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, until tickets last. Follow on Instagram for updates on truck locations and ticket availability, posted daily.

1470 Monterey Pass, Monterey Park,

An interior photo of the register at Lodge Bread Co. new, with wood, black tiles and plants.

Hasiba is now closed, with the space billed as Lodge Bread Co’s newest location. It joins pre-existing outposts in Culver City and Woodland Hills.

(Jakob N. Layman / Lodge Bread Co.)

Lodge Bread Co. on Pico

Alex Phaneuf and Or Amsalam recently closed hummus restaurant praise, Hasiba, and opened another of their businesses, Lodge Bread Co., in its space on Pico. Fans can still find fresh Hasiba hummus and pita, but Lodge’s menu features fresh founders’ sourdough bread, sandwiches, naturally fermented dough pastries and original dishes. other day. Lodge Bread Pico is now open from 8am to 4pm daily. The duo hope to expand their pizzeria, Full Proof Pizza, into a full restaurant in Brentwood and Beverly Hills this summer, as well as bring Lodge Bread Co. to Long Beach.

8532 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles,

Burger She Wrote Los Feliz

The Beverly Grove smash burger location of restaurateur Steven Arroyo (Escuela Taqueria) and professional skater Don Nguyen has expanded with a second location, this time in Los Feliz. Burger She wrote first released last year with outdoor seating and an extensive menu of burgers and fries; second location has a larger kitchen, which transitions to new items like vegan mashed cheese sandwiches, vegan Caesar salad, onions, pickles and chocolate, vanilla and strawberry milkshakes. Burger She Wrote Los Feliz offers both indoor and outdoor seating, and is now open from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily, with plans to extend the hours if beer and wine are allowed.

4655 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles,

An overhead photo of golden Mil's "miso-garu" biscuits with white sesame seeds.

At the new bakery Mil, items like “miso-garu” cookies – a game based on miso and misugaru ingredients
– shared about the Korean-American upbringing of pastry chef Jiyoon Jang.

(Mil / Mil)

Chimmelier and Mil

Within Hospitality Group, the Koreatown-focused team behind restaurants Hanchic and Kinn, will open two more concepts in the neighborhood this weekend. The group’s Korean fried chicken store, Chimmelier, which popped up on Sunday in Smorgasburg, will now also open in the All Good Things cafe and nursery starting at 5 p.m. Friday. A new daytime-only bakery, Mil, which will offer cookies, pies and other sweets inspired by Korean ingredients and flavors, made by pastry chef Jiyoon Jang, opens in same place at 8am the same day. With a new location for Chimmelier, the concept will expand beyond bread to reflect more of the traditional Korean fried chicken concept, such as Kyochon or BBQ Chicken, with whole and half chicken and wings , along with Korean street foods like tteokbokki and fried rice. Chimmelier will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, while Mil is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

2748 W. August St., Los Angeles, and

Sweet Corner Coffee and Cakes

A new cafe is bringing pastries and coffee to the premises of the Historic Hollywood Hotel. Sweet Corner Coffee and Cakes is now open from the Simonian family, which also operates the adjoining Edmon restaurant and cocktail bar, serving croissants, cookies, desserts and whole cakes, plus a bar Full espresso serves coffee, matcha and other beverages. The number of indoor seats is limited. Sweet Corner is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

5174 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 990-3800, This week in L.A. restaurants: Carnitas darling El Momo adds first bricks-and-mortar spot

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