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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 IPAs, witbier and saison. Frogtown Brewery is located in the 2900 block of Gilroy ... 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 over mainly to Mexican food. Run by Friends & Family Hospitality Group (which also ... Read More »

Rudy’s Barbershop chain opening in Highland Park

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 that Seattle-based Rudy’s Barbershop will be opening a store one block south as part ... Read More »

Time’s ticking for Boyle Heights taco stand; Echo Park’s juice option; Coppola’s tote bags; Eastside’s supreme sunglasses shops

By CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL If you’re into tacos, then head to Carnitas Michoacan #3 in Boyle Heights before it fades away into taco history by the end of the month, L.A. Now reports. The 24-hour family-owned restaurant has been a neighborhood staple for 33 years, with its yellow-and-white sign and tractor-trailer tires painted as a cheeseburger. In the coming months, expect ... Read More »