Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Shopper & Diner

Shopper & Diner: Atwater & Echo Park offer Super Bowl specials; discounted Eagle Rock comfort food; and brief Millie’s closure in Silver Lake

L.A. might not have an NFL football team of their own, but that’s not stopping some city watering holes from getting in on this Sunday’s Super Bowl action. This year’s contest between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos (Go Hawks!) will be the main attraction on ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Eagle Rock Brewery unveils new brew; new paleo-vegan options in Highland Park; discounted, award-winning Boyle Heights theater

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Eagle Rock Brewery is turning four years old. It’s doing what not many four year-olds can to celebrate the occasion – drink. The brewery has unveiled a special new White Rabbit Imperial witbier, per Los Angeles Magazine. The brew has a predominant citrus profile with hints of chamomile ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Allumette stays lit late; Highland Park Bar & Grill scene adds a new player; Silver Lake gets ‘Lucky’ with new eatery


Strike up great late night conversation at Allumette over some drinks at their brand new happy hour.  Beginning today, this Echo Park establishment, rated as one of Bon Appetit’s ‘Top 50 New Restaurants’,  will be running nightly late-night happy hour specials  from 10:30 p.m  to midnight.  The new ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Yuca’s unveils breakfast menu; craft cocktails dance into Los Feliz’s Cheetahs; Highland Park yoga specials; and Pizza Pie and half-price wine in SIlver Lake

Mexican eatery Yuca’s has made a New Year’s resolution of its own in 2014.  Eater LA says the Los Feliz location is offering a new breakfast menu that includes a  twice-fried bacon burrito and Huevos Motuleños. You’ve probably already given up on your own resolution for ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Artisan cheese shop headed for Eagle Rock; Highland Park forecasts ‘Snow’; Atwater tavern now serving BBQ tacos

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A manager of The Cheese Store of Silver Lake will be opening Milkfarm,  an artisan cheese store in Eagle Rock that is taking over a former office space in the 2100 block of Colorado Boulevard. Leah Park Fierro said her store, which she plans to open by late ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: A tribute to the king of tacos in Cypress Park; fresh details on Atwater Village’s Italian eatery; new Silver Lake vintage store stocks up on Mid Century goods

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This month, Los Angeles mourns the passing of a true food innovator. Raul Martinez, Sr., who opened the first King Taco in Cypress Park, passed away earlier this month at the age of 71, says the L.A. Times. Martinez started simply, selling late-night tacos al pastor ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Silver Lake’s Mongolian BBQ House watches its waste-line; Eastside Handmade returns to Highland Park; staff and storefront changes pouring into Atwater’s food scene

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Waste not, want not. That’s what the holidays are all about this year for Silver Lake restaurateur Christina Rivera. The co-owner of Gobi Mongolian BBQ House is keeping a watchful eye on  the excess food her restaurant does not use. As the LA Times reports, Rivera ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner Report: Glassell Park’s holiday ceramics; Tam O’Shanters does Thanksgiving; Silver Lake gets wide-eyed and bushy-tailed; Boyle Heights’ Sears gets unexpected new shopper

Holiday party season is upon us. The food and fixings abound and the drinks flow freely.  With wares from Glassell Park artist Bari Ziperstein this year, you can be the consummate holiday guest. Add a set of Ziperstein’s handcrafted ceramic coasters to the usual gift of ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner Report: Echo Park gets tapped; Silver Lake’s new creamery; ‘Tis the season for Glassell Park designer terrariums; Eagle Rock goes [Cro]nuts

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Echo Park’s southeastern strip of Sunset Boulevard has certainly become a haven for seekers of suds. The strip, which was already home to bars like Little Joy and the Short Stop, most recently added Sunset Beer Company in 2011. Now the craft beer retailer and taproom, ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner Report: A curious sample sale in Echo Park; Yogala says “Namaste” to Highland Park; and Atwater & Eagle Rock get fired up for BBQ

Natural Curiosities

Let your imagination run wild this weekend at Echo Park art house, Natural Curiosities. Natural Curiosities, the brainchild of art champion and former antiquarian book dealer, Christopher Wilcox, is located on the ground floor of iconic Jensen’s Recreations Center building on Sunset. This studio and retailer ... Read More »