ROFL Cafe is a new little food spot on Melrose in the old 8oz Burger storefront. It seems pretty cute and nice and likely a very happy place given a name like “ROFL Cafe.” While trolling various Internet outlets for food stuffs to post about, we found a fairly lush ongoing webseries the Melrose restaurant has made that covers their practice, cultural activity in the area, and advice and recipes on how to make some tasty looking items.
If you’ve been looking for a sweetner or honey in niche markets around town, you’ve definitely seen Malibu Honey. The honey comes in a small glass container with a raw brown paper label and a honey cone patterned lid. Malibu Honey is one of a few local beepeople who are putting some care into this often forgotten sweet food. Their brand is likely the cleanest, simplest of them all.
We’ll keep this brief. An article came out Friday in the New York Times titled “The Lives Of Jeffrey Deitch” which detailed Deitch’s Los Angeles trials and tribulations and wonders how it all happened. It asks a lot of questions and points to some answers, while the Los Angeles art community is portrayed as a lush landscape of creative, opinionated, and fickle people. It’s an interesting read.
Los Angeles is no stranger to metamorphosis. As it were, our beautiful city is about to undergo a major change to her iconic landscape in the form of the Sixth Street Viaduct, which is being replaced with a more contemporary (and safer) design. Don’t think you’ve ever seen the viaduct and bridge before? Let me stop you, you’ve most definitely seen and it and, quite possibly, driven over it. If you haven’t seen it in person, you’ve absolutely seen it in a number of films: Grease, Terminator 2, Gone in 60 Seconds, and more! If this still isn’t ringing a bell, you can get up close and personal with the bridge via the webcam embedded below. You might ask yourself, if this is such a historical landmark, why is it being torn down and, more importantly, what’s going up in its place? Good questions.
Gft shopping in Hollywood doesn’t seem like a hard task. After work this past Friday, I stopped by Space15twenty and Amoeba–two places I always find gifts–but walked out empty handed, dragging my feet West on Hollywood toward home trying to figure out where to get gifts. Nearly succumbing to defeat, I gave Otherwild a try–and my gifting problems were solves. I grabbed a little Shangri-LA scent, some Incense Of The West, and a few other rando items–but I also found this absurdly cute and artsy t-shirt with a dog on it by XO | Los Angeles. You guys need to know about this brand.