Monty’s Good Burger and Teddy’s Red Tacos add Echo Park locations, and more restaurant news

Burgers, fries and dipping sauces from Monty's Good Burger
Burgers, tater tots and fries from Monty’s Good Burger.

The third location of Monty’s Good Burger is open in Echo Park. The menu at this meat-free burger restaurant includes double burgers with plant-based cheese, as well as two kinds of potatoes, salads, cookies and shakes.

1533 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles,

For the record:

2:04 p.m. Sept. 9, 2019A previous version of this article gave the incorrect address for HauteMess.

Being European

Haute Mess is open on Beverly Boulevard. The European-style market, coffee bar, patisserie and bakery sells sandwiches on housemade sourdough, plus wines, pastries and imported cheeses.

7673 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 621-4556,

Up in yolk


Popping Yolk Café is open in Alhambra with a menu of breakfast and brunch dishes including egg-topped club sandwiches, toffee-banana French toast, smoked salmon Benedicts and Hawaiian-style burgers.

119 W. Main St., Alhambra, (626) 940-5822,

Thai chicken and rice in West Hollywood

What the Cluck is open in West Hollywood for khao man gai, Thai chicken and rice, including a dish called “the Ultimate” topped with chicken liver and poached egg. The restaurant also has a location in San Francisco.

8281 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, (323) 378-5648,

Chicken little

Mon Petit Poulet has opened its second L.A. location, this one downtown. The Paris-based restaurant focuses on organic chicken, rotisserie-roasted in au jus with ingredients such as figs, oranges or rosemary.

541 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, (213) 278-0872,

Green streets

Vow Burger is open on Fairfax. The vegan menu includes double burgers with a choice of two Peruvian sauces, plus curly fries and dairy-free shakes. For every meal sold, the restaurant vows to donate a meal to fight hunger.

519 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 879-9925,

Burgers and 30 taps in LBC

Long Beach Tap House is open in Belmont Shore. Grass-fed beef burgers are on the menu, alongside fried chicken sandwiches, steak frites, boozy milkshakes and 30 draft beers.

5110 E. 2nd St., Long Beach,

Birria de res tacos at Teddy's Red Tacos.
Birria de res tacos at Teddy’s Red Tacos. (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)
(Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)

The great res

Teddy’s Red Tacos has a new truck in Echo Park. You’ll find the Tijuana-style birria de res specialist outside of Club Bahia nightclub from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

1130 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles,

Mar Vista’s morning mud

Mavro Coffee is open in Mar Vista. The white-tile-and-marble-lined cafe sells nitro cold brew, iced coconut lattes, oat matcha, brioche cinnamon rolls and chocolate hazelnut Danishes.

12224 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles,

A mango-authority from Hong Kong

Hui Lau Shan is open in Irvine. The Hong Kong-based chain, which has locations across Asia, is known for Cantonese tong sui desserts, puddings and mochi made with mango, herbal teas and jellies, plus savory snacks such as chicken wings and pan-fried radish cake.

5365-M Alton Pkwy., Irvine, (949) 418-7989,


Market City Caffe has closed after more than 27 years in Burbank.

Swinger’s closed Sunday after nearly 20 years in Santa Monica. The Hollywood location remains open.