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December 2, 2016 – Timeout Los Angeles

melted-cheese-scrapeMilkfarm is serving an incredible raclette dish—but you can only get it once a month

If you were to dream about cheese, it might look something like an occasional night at Milkfarm in Eagle Rock. In November, owner and cheesemonger Leah Park Fierro launched Raclette on First Fridays, a once-a-month event that takes place the first Friday of each month from 5 to 8pm. Will it be happening tonight? You bet—and if you love cheese, you should probably be there.

after-first-scrape-racletteRaclette—which comes from the French word ‘racler,’ meaning ‘to scrape’—originates from Switzerland, but Fierro uses Reading raclette from Spring Brook Farm for Milkfarm’s version, a cheese that is grass-fed and 100 percent raw (as opposed to pasteurized). The plate comes piled high with twice cooked fingerling potatoes, speck, arugula salad and cornichons, plus a side of Dijon mustard. After the raclette is heated—the massive, half-wheel of cheese bubbling under a broiler—it is then scraped off into an oozing, molten pile over the potatoes. If it sounds delicious, that’s because it is. And at a reasonable $15 per plate, it’ll leave you full, satiated with cheese and already planning your next First Friday visit.

raclette-platedMilkfarm only recently extended their Friday hours to include more dishes suited for dinner; each Friday, they offer grilled cheese, mac and cheese, cheese plates, and beer and wine. But if it’s the raclette you’re after, you’ll have to come tonight—or wait until January 6 for your next chance at cheesy bliss.

*ALL PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL JULIANO.

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To watch a video clip of Raclette by Timeout click HERE

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October 2016 – Westways Magazine, Day Trip Eagle Rock

Named for the massive rock visible from the 134 freeway in northeast Los Angeles, Eagle Rock is home to longtime residents and newly arrived millennials who embrace a quiet neighborhood with hometown joie de vivre. Once part of Route 66, Colorado Boulevard bisects Eagle Rock, stretching from Glendale into Pasadena over the high arches of the Colorado Street Bridge. Cruise Eagle Rock and discover architecture as diverse as the numerous family-owned businesses, shops, and restaurants, some of which have been operating for decades.

6. Milkfarm
Cheese aficionados flock here, where about 150 varieties of cheese are available, along with sandwiches, charcuterie, local jams and jellies, and, of course, wine. 2106 Colorado Boulevard. 1-323-892-1068; milkfarmla.com.

TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON-LINE CLICK HERE.
FOR A PRINTABLE WESTWAYS DAY TRIP MAP CLICK HERE .

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August 24, 2016 – CitizineTV.com

For that small town feel just a hop north and a skip east of DTLA …

Eagle Rock is an enclave of Los Angeles where the pressures and anxieties found elsewhere in the city don’t seem to apply. Judging by the community’s pleasantly lethargic, small town feel, some might be surprised to learn that the northeastern enclave was named the second hottest neighborhood in the country by Redfin in 2014.

After exploring the cozy town, which spills into neighboring Highland Park, you will fall head over heels for local, beloved businesses run by people who actually like their jobs. You know that actor/barista rudely checking her text messages for an update from her manager while you wait to order? She isn’t in Eagle Rock. Instead, you’ll find young families, artists and average Joes who actually mean it when they ask how you’re doing.
Think modern hobby shops, preserved neighborhood dining gems and new, upscale options stripped of the pretension that sometimes accompanies neighborhood patriotism. And for a small town, Eagle Rock has made some pretty big ripples, especially on the silver screen. Good Will Hunting was written in Eagle Rock. Tom Cruise’s character from Days of Thunder is from Eagle Rock. Star Trek III, Top Gun, Reservoir Dogs and Beverly Hills Cop each had Eagle Rock cameos.
Amazing film location aside, Eagle Rock is a place where creativity and honest work go hand in hand. A place where there’s no need to worry about what time it is, because hey, what’s the rush? Make your way with ease through the crown jewels of comfy little Eagle Rock and find out the where to eat, drink, shop and stay.
For the complete article on-line, click HERE.
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June 8, 2016- DiscoverLosAngeles.com, Best Picnic Boxes

Attending a concert at the Hollywood Bowl is one of Southern California’s great music traditions. Pre-concert picnics are an essential part of the Bowl experience. Unless it’s one of the handful of leased events during the season, concertgoers are welcome to bring their own food and drink to enjoy at one of the Bowl’s 15 official picnic locations. Restaurants across the city offer a wide range of picnic boxes that are perfect for couples and groups. From baskets with salads and sandwiches to decadent caviar, read on for the best picnic boxes to enjoy at the Hollywood Bowl.

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May 2016 – Los Angeles Magazine

Page 96, Los Angeles Magazine.

THEN AGAIN…
LEAVE THE SOURCING TO THE PROS WITH FIVE GREAT PRELOADED BOXES
Ready-to-go boxes hold cheese, artisanal meats, olives, cornichons, almonds, a baguette, and beer or wine with reusable plastic glasses.

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ERNC Peoples choice

Best Of Eagle Rock 2014

We are honored and thrilled to be the recipients of THREE awards for Best of Eagle Rock 2014! A big thank you to The Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council (ernc.la) and the neighborhood for believing in what we do everyday!

ERNC Best Storefront ERNC Best thing between bread

Off the 210

January 26, 2015 – Off the 210, Fine Cheese and More at Milkfarm

Finding a neighborhood cheese shop is difficult enough, let alone one filled with knowledgeable and passionate cheese experts! Luckily Eagle Rock’s very own Milkfarm is just the solution to that problem!

Specializing in artisan cheeses, charcuterie and other handcrafted food items, Milkfarm offers a variety of wares to their customers. Feel like those just aren’t enough for you? Then check out Milkfarm’s delicious lunch menu, which changes every day!

One of Milkfarm’s more popular menu options are their Cheese and Charcuterie Boards, which can be ordered all day for only $15. Offering a selection of six cheese and two meats, which are changed every week to showcase some of the best cheeses currently on the market and often contains a theme or is based off a country. The plates also include fruit, honeycomb, mostarda and, or, house-made pickles all with slices of baguettes. All of their boards are paired with wines and beers, which are best enjoyed during their free corkage hour, which is Monday thru Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m.

Planning on enjoying a picnic or an outdoor concert but don’t know what to pack? Milkfarm’s delicious picnic boxesare the perfect solution and include two pieces of cheese, artisan salami, olives, cornichons, seasonal fresh fruit or grapes and half baguette. Don’t forget to add wine or beer to your order! Please place your order 24 hours in advance though.

Whether you’re looking for something new to try on your next date or truly enjoy great cheese, make sure you give Milkfarm a chance the next time you have a craving!

Visit them at: 2106 W Colorado Boulevard, Eagle Rock, CA 90041

To read the article on-line CLICK HERE.