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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Eastsider on the Go

A scoop of Negroni ice cream anyone? Explore these twists on the classic cocktail for Negroni Week on the Eastside

The fifth annual Negroni Week, a charity-driven campaign highlighting the classic Italian aperitif on bar menus around the world, is now underway. The Negroni is a distinctly bitter cocktail traditionally built with gin, sweet vermouth, Campari and an orange twist, but for participating bars and restaurants and even an ice cream shop on the Eastside, it’s about exploring new ways to express booze-inspired creativity. Read More »

Echo Park Japanese izakaya joint planning major expansion

ECHO PARK — Tsubaki, a California version of an informal Japanese bar/restaurant known as an izakaya, is planning to double in size only a few months after opening. The Planning Department has scheduled a public hearing for June 21 to review Tsubaki’s plans to expand into the ... Read More »

Frogtown bike shop is now also full restaurant

ELYSIAN VALLEY — Calling itself “the first combination bike shop/cafe in Los Angeles,” Spoke Bicycle Cafe has expanded its menu into a full-service restaurant. Located along the L.A. River bike and pedestrian path, Spoke Bicycle was opened by avid cyclists Laurie Winston and Richard Latronica  as a bike ... Read More »

Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects turns 21

ECHO PARK —   In the mid 1990s artist Shepard Fairey and partners formed a skateboard and apparel company that featured collaborations with other artists. From boards and t-shirts, the company named Subliminal expanded into fine art prints and exhibitions. On Saturday, June 3, Subliminal Projects ... Read More »

Glassell Park Target store to open this fall

GLASSELL PARK — Work is currently underway to transform a former Fresh & Easy market on Eagle Rock Boulevard  into a “small-format” Target store, which is scheduled to open in October, according to a company spokeswoman. Residents have spotted work crews and their trucks in the ... Read More »