Shopper & Diner: Allumette stays lit late; Highland Park Bar & Grill scene adds a new player; Silver Lake gets ‘Lucky’ with new eatery

By Marni Epstein

allumetteStrike up great late night conversation at Allumette over some drinks at their brand new happy hour.  Beginning today, this Echo Park establishment, rated as one of Bon Appetit’s ‘Top 50 New Restaurants’,  will be running nightly late-night happy hour specials  from 10:30 p.m  to midnight.  The new happy hour  will include the same deals offered earlier in the evening – beer, wine and a cocktail of the day for $5, $6 and $7, respectively – as well as a discounted shot and a beer special for $10.

In other Shopper and Diner news:

  •  Highland Park’s Figueroa Street  welcomed newcomer The Greyhound  Bar & Grill this week.   Eater LA  says the new place, which opened on Thursday, is high on style and fabulous eats. Chef Gabriel Gordon – formerly of Beachwood BBQ – is putting the polish on classic pub favorites like Fish & Chips and Hot Wings.
  • The same team behind Gingergrass  and Square One has recently launched Silver Lake’s new Lucky Duck restaurant . LA Weekly reports the owners are bringing their tried-and-true approach to the old SiLa Bistro locale on Hyperion Avenue. With a raw bar, as well as savory rib eye and monkfish entrees, Lucky Duck is another notch in Silver Lake’s maturing restaurant scene.
  • Former Mohawk Bend sous Chef, Miel Bredouw is growing her focus with Bramble Bakeshop. Echo Park Patch says she is baking up vegan-friendly goods, including cornbread muffins stuffed with jackfruit, from seasonal organic ingredients.

Marni Epstein Epstein is an entertainment, music, and lifestyle Journalist and resident of Echo Park. She has previously worked in the film and digital media industries with FOX and Sony Pictures Entertainment. She is currently also pursuing a Masters in Historic Preservation.


  1. If Allumette’s Happy Hour is like their dinner service, you will have to go somewhere afterwards to make up for the lack of food/drink you paid a LOT of money for.

    Their service is nice enough that you actually feel guilty about laughing in their face when they bring out a humongous plate with one tiny item hidden under the garnish… for only $15. Good thing Red Hill is across the street. Or for that matter, Little Caesars. ANYWHERE is better than Allumette.

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