Angeli Caffe, thanks for the memories *


angeli-bread-sr.jpgLots of tweeting and checking-in online tonight from the final night at Angeli Caffe on Melrose Avenue at Poinsettia. Friends of founder and chef Evan Kleiman were in the house, including Rome food blogger Elizabeth Minchilli, whose appreciation for Kleiman and Angeli was picked up today by the New York Times. [* Update: Minchilli says she wasn't there. Misread tweet, apparently.] Actor Jake Gyllenhaal was there too, according to tweeter Harriet Ells, who produces Kleiman's Saturday show "Good Food" on KCRW. Ells also posted the photo of the Angeli insalata forte up at the top here. The legendary Angeli pizza dough bread and the restaurant's longtime table man are from my family's final visit last Sunday night.

The Angeli Facebook page suggests fans sign up for future updates there or on the Angeli website: "Look for catering and pop ups after a couple months of rest."

Tweeted earlier by @streetgourmetla: "Calling all food trucks: if ur near Melrose btween Ffax/LBrea at 10:30/11 pm hit up @evankleiman. The Angeli staff will b hungry"

Classy: KCRW's crosstown rival KPCC plans to air an Angeli feature on Saturday's "Off-Ramp" with Kleiman and Jonathan Gold as guests.

Photos of bread and Angeli staffer: Sean Roderick. Insalata forte: Harriet Ells

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