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Small Bites: Lemonade opens at MOCA, Surly Goat to open in West Hollywood, Cafe con Leche to open in East L.A.

October 6, 2009 |  6:00 am

Adolfo Suaya Lemonade at MOCA: Expanding local mini-chain Lemonade opened its latest location a week and a half ago as the new eatery at MOCA in downtown L.A. This "new school cafeteria" offers an assortment of freshly prepared soups, salads, sandwiches, veggies and pasta as well as house-made lemonade and desserts that include $1 mini-cupcakes. 250 S. Grand Ave., L.A. (213) 628-0200, www.lemonadela.com.

Surly Goat: Ryan Sweeney and Brandon Bradford of Verdugo bar have partnered with Adolfo Suaya of BoHo, Osaka Hollywood and Gaucho Grill to open the Surly Goat in West Hollywood. Located on Santa Monica Blvd near Baby Blues BBQ, the beer-focused bar is slated to open by late December.

Cafe con Leche: Brett Schoenhals, the owner of Silver Lake's Coffee Table, plans to open Cafe con Leche inside Self Help Graphics & Art in East Los Angeles. He hopes to open by early next year with a light menu of soups, salads and sandwiches. 3802 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. (323) 881-6444, www.selfhelpgraphics.com

-- Elina Shatkin

Photo: Adolfo Suaya photographed in the Lodge in January 2006. Credit: Los Angeles Times