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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Shopper & Diner

Shopper & Diner: Eagle Rock’s Little Beast marks one year anniversary; Atwater market crowd-sources owner’s cancer fund; & Mt. Washington Marketplace readies debut

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Eagle Rock’s Little Beast is proving to be the little restaurant that could. Eater LA  chronicles chef and owner Sean Lowenthal’s steady climb to success as his family-friendly establishment marks its first anniversary. Its trademark patio doesn’t hurt the restaurant’s cause either, as it’s an ideal ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Reborn Silver Lake eatery dishes up karmically good burgers; High marks for Highland Park ceviche; and vegan clothing pop-up takes to Echo Park rooftop.

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On Thursday Haché LA, a new Silver Lake burger joint, celebrated their soft opening. “Soft” might an understatement as a steady stream of DJ-driven beats poured out of the former Sunset Boulevard home of Tarascos  alongside a stream of chef Michael ‘Mick’ Scheper’s minced steak burgers. For ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Highland Park dishes up mole sauce pizza; Boyle Heights hosts taco festival; & Echo Park boutique seeks happily ever after in new storefront

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A Highland Park pizzeria is fusing Mexican and Italian culinary specialties with its new mole pizza. LA Magazine writes that Town Pizza on York Boulevard is topping their pie with  mole sauce, roast pork, chili-lime corn, pickled red onions, and cilantro. This craft pie is now being dished up by ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: North African tacos for Boyle Heights; beer and wine options at Eagle Rock sandwich shop; & makeover for Silver Lake restaurant

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Tacos have long been a staple of Eastside cuisine. With the food truck movement of the last few years, chefs and culinary experimenters around L.A. have had the opportunity to get a bit more adventurous with their fillings. The latest in that long line of revolutionary chefs is ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Silver Lake restaurant welcomes wine; Mediterranean fare making waves in Atwater; & a blue ribbon burrito in Boyle Heights

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Wine and Beer lovers rejoice! Libations have arrived at Silver Lake’s Night + Market Song. The Thai restaurant’s recently acquired beer and wine license has them starting slow, offering Singha and Beerlao beer as well as a mixture of whites and reds, writes LA Magazine. The ... Read More »

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

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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 ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Pizza for a cause in Echo Park; Ales for ALS in Eagle Rock; and Elysian Valley gets nostalgic for books

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This past Wednesday, a group of students from the 826LA program tossed the dough around Mohawk Bend alongside the Echo Park eatery’s executive chef to create custom pizzas as part of the “Piece of the Pie” program. The kids then voted on their favorite creation which ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Silver Lake gift store relocation; Golden ticket giveaways at Los Feliz eatery; & Garvanza watering hole officially opens

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Silver Lake gift shop and home decor store Dustmuffin has vacated its digs at Sunset Boulevard near Maltman Avenue for a new space just a couple blocks east. Now in the former home of Sumi’s, the new storefront offers a much more open and inviting ambiance ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Guisados too big to be contained by Eastside; Cannibas-centric market lights up Boyle Heights; and summer cool downs courtesy of Eagle Rock shaved ice-ery.

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BOYLE HEIGHTS -  The beloved taco shop Guisados has become an Eastside fixture, having added a second shop in Echo Park last year. But now the restaurant’s reputation has spread beyond its Eastside’s confines, says LA Downtown News. Downtown patrons (and wayward Eastsiders, of course) can ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: East LA chile relleno burrito declared best in the U.S.; new Highland Park brewery perfecting its craft; & Glassell Park warehouse shoe sale

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The Daily Meal has conducted an exhaustive search of the country’s best burritos. Narrowing the list to just 35, the site has used a thorough metric approach to rate the wrapped sensation from New Orleans to Chicago to  New York and everywhere in between. Nobody, however, does ... Read More »