Food & Drink

There's a Secret Deli Hidden Inside Tinfoil Liquor & Grocery in Highland Park

Published On 11/16/2016 Published On 11/16/2016
Tinfoil Liquor and Grocery
Danny Jensen/Thrillist
Danny Jensen/Thrillist
Danny Jensen/Thrillist
Danny Jensen/Thrillist
Danny Jensen/Thrillist
Danny Jensen/Thrillist
Danny Jensen/Thrillist
Danny Jensen/Thrillist
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1. Tinfoil: Liquor & Grocery 5900 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042 (Highland Park)

Known for its retro sign touting “the coldest beer in town,” this longstanding liquor store in Highland Park got a facelift in 2016 when Jeremy Fall (Golden Box, Nighthawk Breakfast Bar) bought the space and added a “secret” eatery. The booze-buying part remains intact, and though Svedka, Popov, and other mainstream brands are available, so are sophisticated elixirs like Pappy Van Winkle and locally produced spirits and beers. Approach the cashier with the password (“do you sell birthday candles?”) and you’ll be ushered through an “Employees Only” door and into the real lure: a high-grade deli where sandwiches like roast beef with yuzu dressing are served with beer pairings.