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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Shopper & Diner

Footwear designers pop up in Silver Lake; more coffee flowing in Echo Park; Boyle Heights’ veggie tacos

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Shinola Silver Lake, which is based in Detroit, and The MiA Project in Highland Park have teamed together to present Makers Month, a series of events devoted to all things made in America. According to Racked LA, two of the weekend events include pop-ups featuring up-and-coming Los Angeles-based footwear designers Wal & Pai and Jessica Taft Langdon arrives the following weekend. Read More »

Chicken chipotle pizza now serving in El Sereno

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EL SERENO — When Hugo Izquierdo craved a pizza, he often had to leave the neighborhood,  heading west and “over the hill” to Highland Park or traveling east to Alhambra to enjoy a satisfying piece of pie. Now, he just walks three blocks from his home ... Read More »

Fresh & Easy chain preparing to shut down

GLASSELL PARK— The struggling Fresh & Easy grocery store chain, which opened one of its first outlets in Glassell Park, is closing down operations as it runs out of cash and has failed to find a buyer for the company, the L.A. Times reports. The looming ... Read More »

Time Out says Sqirl’s the spot for breakfast; Silver Lake tattoo shops named LA’s best; Why is Alfred Coffee on Sunset closed?

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Time Out New York announced that Sqirl in East Hollwood is one of the best breakfast restaurants in America. The magazine praised the Jessica Koslow operation for its prized jams made on-site, sorrel pesto and radishes and sheep’s-milk and feta cheeses. With all of the positive press, it’s no surprise that Koslow trademarked her emerging enterprise, Sqirl, particularly since the jams are now available online, and with the coming of Koslow's second space, Sqirl Away. Read More »

Go Get Em Tiger and Square One shuffle while young chefs shine on Zagat list in Silver Lake; former employee sues Mohawk Bend owner; Boo-tique treats Glassell Park

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Coffee sensation Go Get Em Tiger has served up its last cup of acclaimed brew one day ahead of schedule at its Hyperion Avenue pop-up location in Silver Lake. Owners Kyle Glanville and Charles Babinski are setting up a permanent home on the 4600 block of Hollywood Boulevard in Los Feliz “in the not-too-distant future,” GGET further announced on Instagram. Read More »

Frogtown’s newsy sandwiches and microbrew plans; Starry Kitchen’s tofu balls rolling into Echo Park; the Odells’ stylish ode to Silver Lake

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The currently minimal Spoke Bicycle Café in Elysian Valley, aka Frogtown, has big plans to transform itself into a full restaurant and microbrewery, reports the Los Angeles Times. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served daily and a micro coffee roastery will also be on-site. For the booze, owners Richard Latronica and Laurie Winston plan to serve select wines and their own beer brewed at the restaurant. Read More »