Shopper & Diner Report

  • Expansion: Only a  year after opening a Silver Lake outlet,  OK,  a design store featuring gifts and home accessories, has relocated the shop a short walk away into a bigger storefront on Silver Lake Boulevard, reports Mondette.
  • New farmers’ market: The Eastside Tomato King’s homemade salsas will be on sale at the new Sunday morning Silversun Farmers Market in the Eagle Rock Plaza parking lot.
  • Corn fungus, anyone? Boyle Heights street food vendor Antojitos Carmen has made a delicious transition into a neighborhood restaurant, says Jonathan Gold at the L.A. Weekly.  Not to be missed is a huarache de huitlacoche, a foot-long “sandal” of masa “layered with steaming middens of beans and aromatics and corn smut sauteed with onions, sprinkled with lettuce and crumbled cheese, striped like the Mexican flag — why not! — with red salsa and green salsa and a little Mexican cream … “
  • This didn’t last long: The Warehouse, an Echo Park store and event space on Sunset Boulevard, started hosting an outdoor weekend brunch in partnership with a food truck, said Echo Park Now. But the brunch has been cancelled after permitting issues forced its closure, said Echo Park Now in an update.
  • Coffee, coffee, everywhere: An L.A. Times story of a “connoisseur-grade coffee bars” and specialty roasters includes Cafecito Organico, with a Silver Lake store on Hoover Street. Owner Angel Orozo Orozco opened the store in part to help struggling organic coffee growers in Central America.  “I wanted to try and create a market for some of the farmers I met,” he told the Times.

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  1. Antojitos Carmen is a real treasure- it’s a really special place and the family that runs it (day in and day out) are super folks.

  2. Antojitos Carmen — love that place. the food, the people who run it and their adorable baby.

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