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A taste of Italy in Highland Park; Sticky Rice coming to Sunset; “man cave nirvana” and salon opening in Echo Park

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BY CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL

You will be soon taste the pizzas and paninis that emulate the style found in piazzas all over Italy at Triple Beam Pizza in Highland Park, Los Angeles Magazine reports. Arriving in February, the casual pizzeria is the brainchild of longtime friends and James Beard-winning chefs Nancy Silverton and Matt Molina and the owners of Everson Royce Bar and Silverlake Wine. Did we say there’ll be five-foot-long pizzas? Triple Beam Pizza is located in the 5900 block of N. Figueroa Street in Highland Park.

In other Shopper & Diner news:

Hammer & Nails is getting ready to groom the men of Echo Park. Opening in the Mohawk Collective complex in May, Hammer & Nails offers guests access to a personal television, remote and noise-cancelling headphones while his hands and feet are being groomed, face is being shaved and tresses are being cut. The facility is gender neutral, just don’t expect what you would find in a typical nail salon (no acrylics, gel, sandals, etc.) Queenie Flores, who will own this franchise, said she selected Echo Park for its central location as well as its history and diversity. Hammer & Nails will be at 2112 Sunset Blvd. in Echo Park.

Beer and wine may soon be served at longtime Eagle Rock-based Thai restaurant Thai Eagle Rox. The City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning is conducting a public hearing regarding the restaurants’ application to sell alcoholic beverages later this month.  Thai Eagle Rox is at 4601 York Blvd.

Grand Central Market’s Sticky Rice is setting up a second location in the Xoia space in Echo Park, Eater LA reports. Apparently, restaurateur Dave Tewasart’s was a fan of the location and jumped on the chance of taking it over. The space will have the So Long Hi vibe found in downtown. Expect the Sticky Rice menu plus some other items. And don’t forget the beer. The takeover happens on February 1. Sticky Rice Echo Park will be  1801 Sunset Blvd. in Echo Park.

That’s it for this week’s Shopper & Diner Report!

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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5 comments

  1. Hammer & Nails. Can it get anymore cliche’??

  2. Sad to see Xoia go.
    Super nice people & great food.

    Thanks Xoia for being one of new vision
    restaurant pioneers in Echo Park!

  3. Yes Xoia had really good food but the service was rude and inefficient. Tried them several times since 2010 always the same.

  4. I’m down for a nail salon who’s owner’s name is Queenie Flores.

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