April 17, 2014

GOOP LOVES US!

“The East Side of Los Angeles is booming: Almost everything noteworthy—from restaurants to boutiques—is popping up over in Los Feliz, Echo Park, Silver Lake, or Downtown. Here’s where LA’s most pace-setting crowd hangs out.”
LA Itineraries





April 17, 2014

Kiernan Shipka Takes You To Sqirl

Kiernan Shipka is both wise beyond her years and sweet as can be, and when she showed up on a street corner in East Hollywood (for breakfast at Sqirl) we couldn’t decide what we wanted more – the french toast she ordered or her vintage Celine sweater.



April 17, 2014

Top Ten

One of the TOP 10 Restaurants in LA ACCORDING TO LA WEEKLY!SQ_Dish

In years to come, when people look back on the transformation of Virgil Avenue and wonder how it all began, the answer will be Sqirl. The spot that opened in 2012 as a coffee, toast and jam café has morphed into one of the most beloved restaurants in town – paving the way for a fantastic wine shop, a florist and an antiques store to open on the same block. More important to food lovers, it has ushered in an era of insanely good breakfast and lunch. Sqirl owner Jessica Koslow trained with one of the best chefs in the Southeast, but she decided to pour that knowledge into this small, funky café rather than a more traditional restaurant. The food here is stunning. Koslow serves rice bowls that will blow your mind, perked up with sorrel pesto, creamy feta and copious amounts of preserved Meyer lemon. Daily specials might range from tuna poke – a bowl of raw tuna spiked with yuzu, shiso from Sqirl’s garden and tuna-skin chicharrón – to handmade pastas, as good as any in town and for a fraction of the price. Koslow’s baking is remarkable, and her malva pudding cake is one of L.A.’s most craveable treats. The restaurant is not for the comfort-obsessed: The line is long, the seating is wobbly and sometimes hard to come by. The place can have the feel of a slightly out-of-control garden party. But for those willing to relax and go with it, there’s hardly a place in town that will reward you more lovingly.



March 25, 2014

Food And Wine: The People’s BEST New Chef. Vote FOR US!!!

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Food & Wine has nominated 100 chefs from around the US and it is YOUR job to choose the favorite rising talents.

We are honored to be included in such talented company.

If you love us, please vote on every single device possible {and share this} for Jessica Koslow!  Voting is limited: From March 24th – March 31st.



March 13, 2014

SQIRL MAKES LA WEEKLY’S 2014 99 ESSENTIAL RESTAURANTS LIST

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“In years to come, when people look back on the transformation of Virgil Avenue and wonder how it all began, the answer will be Sqirl. The food here is stunning. Koslow serves rice bowls that will blow your mind, perked up with sorrel pesto, creamy feta and copious amounts of preserved Meyer lemon. Daily specials might range from tuna poke — a bowl of raw tuna spiked with yuzu, shiso from Sqirl’s garden and tuna-skin chicharrón — to handmade pastas, as good as any in town and for a fraction of the price. Koslow’s baking is remarkable, and her malva pudding cake is one of L.A.’s most craveable treats.”  —Besha Rodell





March 13, 2014

Westways magazine

West Ways hits the road to Sunny Los Angeles and discovers the best Cheap Eats our city has to offer.





February 28, 2014

Food & Wine

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Food & Wine puts SQIRL on LA’s Restaurant A-List.  So Major!