By CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL
Dave Hodgins’ Dry River Brewing Company is raising the bar of craft brewery when it opens its doors for business this fall in Boyle Heights. The Los Angeles Times reports that the 34-year-old is determined to create the greenest brewery in Los Angeles by eventually producing zero-waste beer. How? By using one barrel of water for every barrel of beer that is produced instead of the six-to-one ratio that is conventionally used, producing hops that are grown at a nearby community garden and flavoring the brews with fruits that are locally grown and sold.
Customers can join a mail-order club to have the brews delivered since there is no tasting room on-site.
In other Shopper & Diner News:
- Grilled cheese fans have until Tuesday, June 30, to take their last bite of their favorite gooey sandwiches at Heywood: A Grilled Cheese Shoppe in Silver Lake, according to Eater LA. Apparently, the landlord did not renew Heywood’s lease, which has occupied the prime location at Sunset Boulevard and Micheltorena Street for the past four years. An undisclosed food business is taking over the space.
- Malibu-born fashion designer Rebecca Grenall’s label, LACAUSA, is launching her first brick-and-mortar in Silver Lake on Thursday, July 9, Racked LA reports. In celebration of this new venture, an opening party is being held at the Sunset Boulevard boutique from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on opening night. For the past two years, shoppers could find LACAUSA at retailers such as Elyse Walker and Satine. Now, Grendall’s California lifestyle clothing brand has expanded to its new home that carries some of LACAUSA’s best sellers in addition to collections from Los Angeles-based designers.
- Chef Scott Zwiezen’s Dune has provided a culinary boost to Atwater Village’s food scene, Eater LA reports. Opened since January, the modernized, order-at-the-counter Middle Eastern eatery was supposed to open in Echo Park, but that all changed when the space where Atwater Grill was located on Glendale Boulevard went up for lease. Now, Echo Park’s loss is Atwater’s gain: Dune has captured the attention from foodies with its fabulously fried falafel sandwich. In addition, unlike Zwiezen’s Elf Café in Echo Park, which is vegetarian, Dune offers something for everyone since it serves lamb for meat eaters.
Cecilia Padilla Brill is a communications writer and journalist. She writes news, health, education and feature stories. Cecilia is currently working on her first novel. She has lived in Echo Park since 1999
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