Food truck fest headed for Echo Park; Scout lands in Silver Lake; what is Jewish-ish cuisine?



Round em’ up – the Echo Park Food Truck Rodeo is coming to the neighborhood. The event kicks off on Friday, March 2, and every first Friday of the month thereafter. So far, The Tropic Truck, Richeeze Melts, Hungry Belly Thai have signed up for the inaugural event. Expect more to come. Held at Liberty and Reservoir streets, behind Taix restaurant and near Vons.

A small take-out spot named Scout has settled between Sawyer and Kettle Black in Silver Lake, Eater LA reports. Nestled in a 240-square foot space that once housed Clover Juice, the take-away spot is the brainchild of restaurateur Beau Laughlin. Expect made-to-order breakfast burritos, salads and a fried chicken sandwich plus wine, cookbooks and such. Scout is at 3703 Sunset Blvd. in Silver Lake.

What is Jewish-ish cuisine?  That’s how L.A. Magazine describes the food being served up at Silver Lake’s new wave deli, Freedman’s.  In addition to deli classics like matzo ball soup and a Reuben sandwich (made with pastrami), the strip mall restaurant offers menu items like schnitzel made from offal, caviar on toast with butter and trout roe popovers. Chef Liz Johnson is creating it as she goes along, asking herself the questions: “What’s the best thing I can get? And how do I make it Jewish?”  Freedman’s is at 2619 Sunset Blvd. in Silver Lake.

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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  1. Thanks for posting about the Echo Park Food Truck Rodeo! For those interested in keeping up with the fest activities, check out the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/170174990275545/

  2. I am a bit of a deli purist but was VERY impressed by Freedman’s. Interesting and unique but with a real Jewish heart and soul. Can’t wait to go back!

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