More bad news for downtown

Extraordinary Ingredients, which we love, is closing shop.

This is bad news for us. Just this morning, in fact, we had some outstanding risotto made with arborio rice from Extraordinary Ingredients.

From the sound of the email announcement, looks like they’re going to try to find some other venue, so we’ll keep our eyes open for that. Fingers crossed.

Meanwhile, the store (612 N. Tejon) is having a sale through April: 30 percent off everything. Great deal since their prices were already so reasonable; shame about the circumstances.

From the email:

COME CHECK OUT OUR EXTENSIVE SELECTION OF

HUNDREDS OF GOURMET INGREDIENTS AT 30% OFF:

CHILES     GREEK AND TURKISH OLIVE OILS     SPECIALTY SPICES

DRIED HERBS    EXOTIC GRAINS AND HEIRLOOM RICES    VANILLAS

HEIRLOOM BEANS AND LENTILS    DRIED FRUITS AND TOMATOS

SPECIALTY SUGARS AND SALTS    DRIED MUSHROOMS

COOKBOOKS     TINS    DECOR ITEMS    FURNISHINGS     AND MORE!!!