Fish Eight Is Great: New Sushi Spot On Melrose

There’s a new hot sushi place in town – and it’s right on Melrose Ave. Owned by the crew behind Jinpachi, Fish Eight offers high-end sushi at exceedingly reasonable prices by keeping the menu simple and the fish melt-in-your-mouth fresh. Sushi starts at just $5 for two pieces, so there’s plenty of reason to try […]

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BFly Offers a Chill Boxing Gym Experience on Melrose Ave.

“We are a perfect balance between group fitness circuit training—which is really a cardio burn –and real boxing training,” Matthew Cooke says. Cooke is the co-owner of BFly Boxing Gym, the cool, and chill, boxing gym that made its soft opening on Melrose Ave. Wednesday, October 10th. “A lot of times, boxing-based fitness programs are […]

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Positive Eye Ons: Get Your Melrose Vision On

Who would think getting an eye exam could be fun? Ryan Stybel, doctor of optometry and owner of Positive Eye Ons Optometry on Melrose Ave., that’s who. Stybel not only offers an optical boutique specializing in the highest level of eye care and eyewear, he’s located on one of the coolest streets in Los Angeles. […]

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Juice Butchers: Get Juicy

Juice bars and life in Los Angeles seem to go hand in hand these days, and Melrose Ave. has just welcomed the newest juicy arrival: Juice Butchers. Juice Butchers calls itself a neighborhood juice bar, and the spot prides itself on making “100% fresh, raw, vegan, organic, cold-pressed juice” according to staff. The idea behind […]

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Stuff’d Dumpling: Ready To Get Stuffed?

Stuff’d Dumpling is just two months old, but already this bright and airy Melrose eatery is getting patrons delightfully stuffed themselves. The chef-made dumplings are gluten-free, made with organic and locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible, and embody the very essence of comfort food. Founding partner Liza Tevelev says her love of dumplings started when she was […]

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Blackbird Fly – to Blackbird Pizza on Melrose Ave.

Blackbird Pizza is absolutely the pizza shop of the moment on Melrose Ave. Offering thin-crust and deep-dish, this casual, bright, modern pizzeria ends the debate about which is style of pizza pie is best: here, they are both pretty terrific. With spare bare-wood tables, a window counter for people-watching, and fun graphics on the wall, […]

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John Kolaski, Michael Pirolo And Giancarlo Pagani Launch Pirolo’s Panino On Melrose

After several successful pop-ups in Miami, hospitality veteran John Kolaski partnered with Michael Pirolo (James Beard Award Semi-Finalist) and Giancarlo Pagani (of Pagani Projects) to bring renowned Italian sandwich shop, Pirolo’s Panino, to Melrose Avenue. The official grand opening for Pirolo’s Panino takes place Tuesday, April 24 at 7461 Melrose Ave., in the space formerly occupied by Greenspan’s Grilled Cheese. […]

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