Chants of “ooga booga” and “toro, toro, toro” at the legendary Polynesian-styled Tiki-Ti bar in Los Feliz have unexpectedly ceased, at least for now.
Atwater’s treehaus plants its roots into bigger digs; cantimpalitos find a permanent spot on a Silver Lake menu; French bakery’s bonjour in Boyle Heights
Treehaus is staying true to its Atwater roots with its recent relocation from 3229 Glendale Boulevard to a bigger storefront just a few shops down at 3153 Glendale Boulevard, where it will share space with SewLA.
ECHO PARK -- Selling books is a tough business, which explains why so many book stores also double as cafes and gift shops. Now, Stories Books & Cafe in Echo Park wants to broaden the retail concept further to include beer and wine.
Socially-conscious building supply store opens in Atwater; Vaka Burger truck finds a home in Boyle Heights; chocolate shop to close after Valentine’s Day
SHOPPER & DINER For the socially-conscious Do-It-Yourselfer, the new Habitat for Humanity Restore in the far north end of Atwater Village allows you to shop for building supplies while supporting the construction of homes for low-income families. The donated items range from hardware and doors to kitchen cabinets and tile at prices said to be 30% below those at standard home improvement chains
Lassens’ grand opening in Echo Park; Boyle Heights taqueria reopens; Eagle Rock’s sweet spot for Mexican hot chocolate
ECHO PARK — Lassen’s new store has been open since last fall but the natural foods market is holding a grand opening celebration on Saturday, Jan. 24 featuring vendor demos, prizes, giveaways, book signings complimentary kombucha floats. BOYLE HEIGHTS — La 1st Street Taqueria held a ... Read More »
ECHO PARK — Red Hill has been closed for much of the month. A sign taped to the glass front door says the Echo Park Avenue restaurant would reopen by Jan. 7 to deal with a “few issues with our infrastructure” but the place is still ... Read More »
Ostrich Farm turns up the heat on Echo Park’s dining scene; new Lincoln Heights shoe shop; the Lucky Duck was not so lucky
ECHO PARK — With a red-hot, wood-fire grill in the kitchen and a cool, long marble bar in the dining room, Ostrich Farm welcomed its first patrons this past weekend to try out an “American Heritage” menu that ranges from salads of Dungeness crab, radish and ... Read More »
Echo Park — There were bare spots on the shelves, and some of the cash registers and computers were acting up. In fact, the officials of Lassens Natural Foods & Vitamins were considering postponing this morning’s “soft opening” of their new Echo Park store until the ... Read More »
Shopper & Diner: Dinette opens in Echo Park; Aussie apothocary setting up shop in Silver Lake; new restaurant planned for pricey apartment house
Lassens, the small chain of natural foods and vitamins stores, will open its new Echo Park market on Monday, Sept. 17. Lassens/Facebook The owners of the Spare Room in Hollywood’s Roosevelt Hotel plan to open a 75-seat restaurant and “general store” at the base of The ... Read More »
Shopper & Diner: Pazzo Gelato leaves Echo Park; Silver Lake coffee house adds patio dining; Eagle Rock kabobs
Pazzo Gelato has closed its Echo Park location. But former employee Reggie Sanchez has taken over the space on the ground floor of the Citibank Building and has renamed it Reggie’s Deli & Cafe. Customers of Cafecito Organico can now sit in a big garden patio in ... Read More »