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Pure Luck runs out for HelMel staple

May 9, 2011 |  5:27 pm

Mooi If you've ever wondered about the many ways the humble jackfruit can be refashioned into meat-resembling foodstuffs, you're running out of time. Pure Luck Cafe, the vegan staple at the bustling cycle-anarchist corner of Melrose and Heliotrope, will shut its doors within the next month and a half. Soon, we imagine, its decaying sign, which at this point simply reads, "Uck," will disappear as well.

Vegan blog QuarryGirl, Blogging LA, and Eater LA are all lamenting the closure, which will herald the opening of a new wine bar soon thereafter. Between this and Madeleine's and Mooi's recent demises, L.A. animal-product-avoiders will be pouring one out for a lot of shuttered homies at the upcoming L.A. Vegan Beer Fest

-- August Brown

Photo: The orange jackfruit chicken over rice served at Mooi, another recently shuttered raw/vegan restaurant. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times