Thursday, October 20, 2016

Shopper & Diner

Silver Lake trades pizza for parking


SILVER LAKE —  Is Trader Joe’s expanding into the former Pizza Hut on Hyperion Avenue? Readers were asking after a Trader Joe’s sign went up above the now vacant pizza take-out, which shares a parking lot with the Silver Lake TJ’s.  But it looks like nothing ... Read More »

Mr. Holmes brings the Cruffin to Highland Park

mr. holmes bake house

HIGHLAND PARK —  Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, the San Francisco-based creator of the Cruffin pastry, recently opened in Highland Park, Eater LA reports. Long lines of customers curious about croissant-muffin hybrid have been spotted outside the new bakery, located off of Figueroa Street. The space comes with a somewhat ... Read More »

“Cycling lifestyle” store rolls into Echo Park

Bank Supply in Echo Park

ECHO PARK —  What is a “cycling lifestyle” shop?  Echo Park will soon find out when Pittsburgh-based Banker Supply Co. opens the doors to a store featuring not only bikes but cycling apparel, accessories and an attitude designed to appeal to a wide range of riders ... Read More »

Frogtown Brewery makes the leap into Elysian Valley [update]


ELYSIAN VALLEY — Frogtown Brewery has hopped into Elysian Valley, according to Eater LA. Expect communal seating in a warehouse space, surrounded by exposed rafters and heavy wooden accents. Local beer collections from owners Mike Voss and master brewer Adam Kestal are featured as well as ... Read More »

Cafe Birdie takes off in Highland Park


HIGHLAND PARK — Cafe Birdie is the sort of “trendy, New American, cocktail-heavy restaurant” that one normally associates with Hollywood or downtown, according to LA Weekly. Except it’s in Highland Park — the latest trendy restaurant to pop up in a neighborhood that was once given ... Read More »

Rudy’s Barbershop chain opening in Highland Park

Rudy's Barbershop is moving into a renovated storefront

HIGHLAND PARK —  The revival of the barbershop is spreading to Highland Park, where two new shops are now in the works on Figueroa Street. Last week we reported on a proposed barbershop-restaurant planned for the 5700 block of Figueroa Street. This week, we have news ... Read More »