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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Eastsider on the Go

Street artists repaint their Highland Park canvas

Jesse Castillo, aka XXXXX, and Extreme at work in Highland Park | Katrina Alexy

HIGHLAND PARK - Two street artists who go by the names of Xtreme and Kastle recently created a colorful new mural near Marmion Way and Avenue 53. It turns out that the two artists have painted murals on this same wall parallel to the Gold Line tracks several times before but the street art has been vandalized to the point where the pair of artists start over fresh every so often. Read More »

Weekend Bite: Gelato with a buzz

The Pazzogato | Albert Domasin/Eastsider Photo Pool

SILVER LAKE —  The affogato with scoops of vanilla bean and salted caramel gelato over espresso at Pazzo Gelato satisfies your need for coffee and a creamy desert. “They call them Pazzogatos,” said Albert Domasin Ayala, “and they are so worth it.”  Read More »

All alone with the Dark Furs

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Dark Furs operates in the tangled briers of indie pop. It’s moody, but elegantly arranged, bolstered by the wall of sound approach while still moving along the plot. Read More »

Weekend Bite: Belle’s Bagels of Eagle Rock

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The hand-rolled bagels made by Belle’s Bagels of Eagle Rock are now available for pick up at La Perla bakery in Highland Park (you still need to order in advance). Valentina Silva of Eastside Food Bites first impression: “Pretty dang good. Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside.” Read More »