Thursday, July 24, 2014

Eastsider on the Go

Storefront Report: Sampling sake in Echo Park

ECHO PARK –  A new sake and yakitori bar has opened in the former Cortez restaurant space near Sunset Boulevard and Allison Avenue.  Kush Sake Bar, which is connected to Ji Taek Lim, owner of Silverlake Ramen, opened recently without much fanfare.  We don’t have details ... Read More »

Eastside Weekend: Figureheads in focus; TwentyWonder’s Carnival of the Mind; Self-Help Graphics Print Fair & more

Photo by Martin Cox

This weekend’s events include Figurehead, a photo exhibition in Echo Park featuring the carved wooden figures created to be displayed on ships. Check out the Eastside Events calendar for more to do this weekend. TwentyWonder 2014 – A Carnival of the Mind Saturday, June 28 | ... Read More »

Award-winning author Brando Skyhorse, stays true to his Echo Park roots

ECHO PARK — You can take Brando Skyhorse out of Echo Park but you can’t take Echo Park out of Brando Skyhorse. The author of the 2010 fictional novel, “The Madonnas of Echo Park,” sets his new book once again in the vibrant Eastside community. The  ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Long-time Echo Park antiques shop to ring up its last sale

Minnette King of Minnette's in Echo Park 6-23-2014 3-26-12 PM

ECHO PARK — On the day before she died last December at age 97,  antiques and vintage shop owner Minnette King was still talking to vendors and dealers about potential purchases and sales.  “She was wheeling and dealing until the end,” said Victoria Thor, manager of  ... Read More »

Gourmet burger truck rolls into Glassell Park

GLASSELL PARK — “VaKA is going places by thinking out of the box,” says Aaron J. Perez, a Boyle Heights native and the chef behind VaKA Burger. The new restaurant pops up a few times a week at Tested L.A., a house-turned-experimental-kitchen in a residential neighborhood ... Read More »

Eastside Weekend: Atwater Art Walk; Make Music Concert; terrarium-making workshop & more

Gina Acuna Photography-Suicide Bridge

This weekend’s events includes the fourth annual Atwater Art Walk, which will feature art displays, live music and other activities on Saturday night along Glendale Boulevard. Check out the Eastside Events calendar for more to do this weekend. Eastside Events The Eastside Events calendar is for ... Read More »

Storefront Report: El Sereno shop to focus on the healing arts

El SERENO — The storefront at the northeast corner of Huntington Drive and Maycrest Avenue has been painted a bright shade of turquoise as the owners of Here And Now prepare to open what they call  a “healing arts center.” Owners Cat Uribe and Iris De ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Retail and real estate shake up on the Atwater side of Los Feliz Boulevard [updated]

ATWATER VILLAGE -   When it comes to attracting new restaurants and retailers, it seems like Los Feliz Boulevard has lagged behind Glendale Boulevard in recent years.  But the Atwater Village stretch of Los Feliz has still picked up  some new players, and the boulevard’s mainstays, like ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Chefs cooking up new concepts at Tested L.A.

GLASSELL PARK — Blank canvases come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes they look like kitchens. Experimental kitchen space Tested L.A.  on the border of Glassell Park and  Cypress Park is a brick and mortar restaurant open to ambitious chefs and food brands to rent who ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Echo Park’s former El Batey market now renting at $6,000 a month

ECHO PARK — How much can you rent a storefront for on Echo Park Avenue? At least one landlord is seeking $4 a square-foot – or $5,960 a month – for the former home of El Batey No. 2, the neighborhood market that  closed after 48 ... Read More »