Shopper & Diner Report
- The L.A. Times’ main restaurant critic gave Highland Park’s Maximiliano – Andre Guerrero’s Italian restaurant that opened in October – 1-1/2 stars, which is halfway between Good and Very Good on the Times restaurant rating system. In her review, Irene Virbila praised Guerrero, who also operates Oinkster in Eagle Rock, for delivering updated, Old School, Italian-American fare “without being over-the-top trendy.” The Times also mentions that Guerrero has also revived plans to open Butter Tart Bakery in Glassell Park.
- Golden Road Brewery, the new brewery and pub at the north end of Atwater Village, will be the first craft brewery to sell locally canned craft beer in L.A. supermarkets, says Squid Ink. Aluminum cans do a better job of “protecting the beer from air and light, preserving the hops, and promoting a fresher taste” than glass bottles, said Squid Ink. The 16-ounce cans from Golden Road, which is owned by Tony Yannow, who also owns Echo Park’s Mohawk Bend, feature images taken by an unnamed Echo Park photographer.
- All clothing – including apparel for men, women and children – are 15% off through Sunday at Feeding Birds Boutique in Echo Park.