Shopper & Diner: Eastside meatloaf sandwich spots; Bar Angeles on the defense; Silver Lake bank grand opening


Hungry for a meatloaf sandwich? According to the Los Angeles Times, there are two spots on the Eastside to consider. The Brite Spot in Echo Park and The Kitchen in Silver Lake both received a nod for their mighty meatloaf sandwiches. The Brite Spot is located in the 1900 block of Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park. The Kitchen is located in the 4300 block of Fountain Avenue in Silver Lake.

In other Shopper & Diner News:

  • Bar Angeles owners defend themselves in LA Weekly, explaining why they marred the cherished Elliott Smith mural. Apparently, there’s been “some inevitable backlash,” but “most reactions have been positive,” says Wade McElroy, co-owner of Bar Angeles. Bar Angeles is located in the 4300 block of Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake.
  • SpireWorks’ vertical roasted meat, or döner kebabs, has opened in Eagle Rock, Eater LA reports. Chef Kuniko Yagi cranks out sandwiches that can be customized to taste. SpireWorks is located in the 4900 block of Eagle Rock Boulevard in Eagle Rock.
  • Dodgers Legend Ron Cey will make a special appearance at the grand opening of the Silver Lake Wells Fargo branch on, April 1 from 1 pm to 3 pm. The bank is making donations to 826LA and The Pablove Foundation as part of the branch opening in the 2500 block of Glendale Boulevard.

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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  1. Wow, I am shocked there will be a new Wells Fargo in this part of town where people are removing their accounts right and left due to their funding of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

  2. Bar Angeles could be amazing with a few tweaks. The burger is good. The salads are good. They got rid of the beef ragu for some unknown reason. Yet, the biggest obstacle are the California Pizza Kitchen inspired pizzas. Sometimes they’re baked long enough, but the toppings are just so unnecessarily weird. Give us a nice cheese pizza. What’s going to keep this place going during the weekdays are regulars and neighbors, and people wanting something really easy.

  3. Bar Angeles… I don’t even have words for how disappointed I was.

    I visited trying to go in with an open mind, knowing in my heart I would be crushed upon seeing the deconstructed wall. That was hard to see. However the saddest thing of all was how completely souless it wall was. I enjoy Silver Lake’s bar culture, and yeaah, I don’t mind a hispter bar here and there. I can pay the prices, I like the edison bulbs, so what, but this place really is a souless hipster bar. I don’t hate those per say, but Elliott deserved a lot better. To see the wall go down for this bar, essentially a plyboard souless box on the inside (with the requisite $8 beers and $14 cocktails of course) is just a cheap sellout move, it’s SOOOOO boring and bland I just can’t. Top it all off of course playing a top 40’s Spotify track spitting inside on the fanbase even more. The burger was good, but that’s it. If you blindfolded me and brought me in here I wouldn’t be able to tell it apart from any other ikea bar in the area. So in point, SCREW BAR ANGELES!

  4. Oh yeah, here’s the part the really get’s me fired up. The part of the wall they took out WASNT EVEN NECESSARY TO REMOVED! They added in a tiny little window then surrounded the removed portion with ugly glass blocks that let in a tiny bit of light and serve no function. They tore out the wall to add in some glass blocks… makes no sense, and terrible workmanship too.

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