Silver Lake’s Pine & Crane owner Vivian Ku was recently featured in the L.A. Times as a mover and shaker in the Asian food scene. The article reported that the young chef is continuously experimenting with dishes at her Taiwanese restaurant. One example: “trotters” or pigs ... Read More »
Shopper & Diner
ECHO PARK — The once sleepy stretch of Sunset Boulevard on the east end of Echo Park has become more lively in recent years. Large opening night crowds gather at Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects gallery. Taco lovers seemed perpetually lined up outside Guisados. Indie music fans are descending on Club Bahia across the street from the sleek Elysian apartment tower. Now, joining this mix is Esqueleto, an Oakland-based jewelry shop and gallery.
Update on Los Feliz’s Tiki Ti: The legendary bar recently stated on its Facebook page that it is “proud to announce its return to normalcy starting Friday, May 22, we are back to our regularly scheduled shenanigans.”
Tiki-Ti bar closes for now; stationery shop to debut in Echo Park; Boyle Heights cafe features vegetarian items; will Silver Lake vegans go for Moby’s cauliflower steak?
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 »