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Shopper & Diner

Shopper & Diner: World Cup Watching in Highland Park; Farmer’s Market upgrade in Eagle Rock; and free barbecue in Boyle Heights

The York awaits World Cup fans | Marni Epstein

LAist says that Highland Park’s The York scores big points as one of the best spots to catch all the action of The World Cup. They’re open early for your viewing pleasure and have flat screens as well as a projector to cheer on your team ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: A mission for new Hermon cafe; Father’s Day at Atwater pub; and Echo Park welcomes design festival

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Manifesto Cafe is making it their mission to bring a community-mindedness to Hermon. Eater LA notes that  the recently-opened coffee shop is stocking healthy eats and fair trade coffee and tea to typically underserved neighborhoods. Manifesto was actually originally conceived as a job training center and ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Cocktail pop up in Silver Lake; Los Feliz brews new cafe; secret Chinese food in Glassell Park

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Silver Lake is welcoming bartender extraordinaire, Matthew Biancaniello, back to Cliff’s Edge, reports LA Weekly. Biancaniello will host a Wednesday night cocktail pop up with drinks featuring his home-grown and local ingredients. LA Weekly also notes that Glassell Park and some of its Eastside neighbors (Los Feliz, Echo ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: New bar swings into Highland Park; taste the Eastside in Cypress Park; and burger innovation in Eagle Rock

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HIGHLAND PARK — A new ‘60s themed bar is swinging into the former home of Dusty’s Sports Bar on York Blvd, says Eater LA. Called The Offbeat, the bar expects to be on target for an early to mid June opening. Manager Todd Conner explains that ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Boyle Heights beverage bonanza; new brunch options in Highland Park; and Glassell Park’s Goodwill made-to-order lunches now served

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Boyle Heights is taking aim at the craft beer and rare liquor market with the recently-opened Ramirez Beverage Center. The Glutster notes that this virtual mecca of mezcal and other liquors is a 12,000 square foot space brought to you by the same folks of the neighborhood ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: New restaurant preps in Elysian Valley; Craft coffee makes Highland Park’s Good Girl better; and Pilates party in Echo Park

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ELYSIAN VALLEY — Private event space Elysian is looking to give their business a jolt  by becoming a full-fledged restaurant early this summer, writes Eater LA. The indoor/outdoor space in Elysian Valley looks to have a menu that emphasizes seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients.  The space is ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: New owners for vacant Silver Lake eatery; Boyle Heights welcomes swap meet; and Echo Park and Cypress Park get crafty

It has been nearly a year since things went dark at Indian eatery Naya in Silver Lake. Now Eater LA reports that restaurant group Giant Cardiff of the high concept Fifty Seven in the Arts District has acquired the space. Details on the exact concept and ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Boyle Heights bar not going Hollywood; new Glassell Park farmers’ market; entrepreneurs get cooking in Lincoln Heights

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BOYLE HEIGHTS — The Facebook page for  Eastside Luv Wine Bar Y Queso caused quite a stir earlier this week when it announced that the Boyle Heights bar has been sold to actor Esai Morales of NYPD Blue and La Bamba fame. While the rumor has caused ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: BOGO micro gardens in Eagle Rock; long-lost tortas resurface in Highland Park; Silver Lake restaurant takes the heat for Coachella closure

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Reclaimed Micro Gardens is a new business venture by Eagle Rock resident Nick Warnes. It creates indoor space where you can easily grow edible microgreens, and it officially opened for business earlier this week on Earth Day, of course. These upcycled gardens are hand-made from reclaimed ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Coffee brewing in an Atwater garage; all things handmade in Highland Park; and a Guatemalan getaway in El Sereno

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Talk about a drive-thru coffee shop. The Glendale News-Press reports that Trystero Coffee, aka Greg Thomas,in Atwater Village  is brewing up some special coffees in his very own garage.  Thomas has been hand-brewing custom cups of coffee for local passsers-by  for the last three years. In other Shopper & Diner ... Read More »