Shopper & Diner: Atwater libations that will ‘bowl’ you over; Boyle Heights taco shop testing breakfast; and Gold at Los Feliz bookstore


Tam O’Shanter: Home of the punch bowl brunch/ Marni Epstein

By Marni Epstein

ATWATER VILLAGE – Neighborhood fixture Tam O’Shanter is shaking up summer. With a bet that hot L.A. summer days equals thirsty customers, the venerable joint is now offering punch bowls with their Sunday brunch, notes NBC Los Angeles. An entire bowl of Sangria or Le Fleurs may just make bottomless mimosas a thing of the past.

In other Shopper  & Diner news:

  • Speaking of morning eats, Boyle Heights’ taco shop Guisados is back in the news, testing out their forthcoming breakfast menu. LA Magazine reports that the Boyle Heights and Echo Park locations have been doling out new breakfast choices in recent weekends. Everything from a coffee-laced horchata, to a “weenie” taco with diced hot dogs, scrambled eggs and salsa verde have gone through trial runs.
  • Los Feliz bookshop Skylight Books will be hosting food critic Jonathan Gold this weekend for a reading of the newly released We Dropped A Bomb On You: The Best of Slake I-IVLos Feliz Ledger reports that Gold will be joined by comedian Lauren Weedman for a reading of the literary journal filled with essays, memoirs, and poems.
  • Just up Vermont Avenue, Los Feliz’s Messhall is dishing up a new menu,writes Eater LA. Courtesy of a brand new chef, plates like crab dip with chips and grilled maitake mushrooms with farro risotto are now gracing the tables.

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.

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