Grilled skewers in Thai Town, cinnamon rolls in Monrovia, and more
Tamales from Tamales Street in West Covina.[Official Photo]
This is a periodic compilation of notable restaurant openings throughout Los Angeles. Take note of these under-the-radar places from the Valley to the South Bay, from the Westside to the San Gabriel Valley. Let’s dive right in.
November 10, 2020
East Hollywood— The lively scene at Stick BBQ LA feels straight out of Bangkok with plenty of outdoor seating on plastic stools, flame-licked meat skewers, and wokked-to-order noodles. 5300 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles.
Monrovia— The Monrovian brings baked goods, Jones coffee, and brick-oven pizzas to the Verdugos community. The restaurant is only open from 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. for now but will be expanding operations soon. Come in early for the cinnamon rolls that sell out quickly. 534 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia.
West Covina— Tamale Street opened just in time for the holiday tamale rush. Fillings included beef, chicken, spicy green chile pork, and more. Order a dozen in advance for $24.99 or stop in for one or two served with beans, rice, and house-made agua frescas. 206 S. Glendora Ave., West Covina.
Carson— For whole and fillets of fish fried to crisp-golden perfection there’s Fried Fishalicious. Served on the side is steamed coconut rice and a choice of fries, potato salad, macaroni salad, or hush puppies. 860 E. Carson St #116, Carson.
Eagle Rock— Buena Park’s Tacos La Calle opened a second outlet on Colorado Boulevard. The menu includes breakfast burritos, tacos, tortas, and mulitas, along with scratch-made salsas. 2040 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles.