The newer, larger second location of Vivian Ku’s beloved Silver Lake eatery has arrived, with one major menu upgrade: breakfast dishes like purple rice fan tuan and daikon rice cakes from Ku’s pandemic pop-up, Today Starts Here. Luscious thousand-layer pancakes stuffed with basil and cheese, plus a smattering of other dishes from Highland Park’s Joy on York, are available as well. The Downtown outpost’s expansive open-air patio, plentiful seating and relatively central location make this a more convenient daytime option for Angelenos hoping to snag minced pork rice bowls, pan-fried soup dumplings and the slew of other dishes that first made Pine & Crane famous(ly packed). Note: Check Instagram for the most up-to-date hours—Downtown is still in soft opening mode.
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