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Monday, September 1, 2014

Shopper and Diner

Shopper & Diner: Reborn Silver Lake eatery dishes up karmically good burgers; High marks for Highland Park ceviche; and vegan clothing pop-up takes to Echo Park rooftop.

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On Thursday Haché LA, a new Silver Lake burger joint, celebrated their soft opening. “Soft” might an understatement as a steady stream of DJ-driven beats poured out of the former Sunset Boulevard home of Tarascos  alongside a stream of chef Michael ‘Mick’ Scheper’s minced steak burgers. For ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Silver Lake restaurant welcomes wine; Mediterranean fare making waves in Atwater; & a blue ribbon burrito in Boyle Heights

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Wine and Beer lovers rejoice! Libations have arrived at Silver Lake’s Night + Market Song. The Thai restaurant’s recently acquired beer and wine license has them starting slow, offering Singha and Beerlao beer as well as a mixture of whites and reds, writes LA Magazine. The ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Pizza for a cause in Echo Park; Ales for ALS in Eagle Rock; and Elysian Valley gets nostalgic for books

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This past Wednesday, a group of students from the 826LA program tossed the dough around Mohawk Bend alongside the Echo Park eatery’s executive chef to create custom pizzas as part of the “Piece of the Pie” program. The kids then voted on their favorite creation which ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Guisados too big to be contained by Eastside; Cannibas-centric market lights up Boyle Heights; and summer cool downs courtesy of Eagle Rock shaved ice-ery.

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BOYLE HEIGHTS -  The beloved taco shop Guisados has become an Eastside fixture, having added a second shop in Echo Park last year. But now the restaurant’s reputation has spread beyond its Eastside’s confines, says LA Downtown News. Downtown patrons (and wayward Eastsiders, of course) can ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: East LA chile relleno burrito declared best in the U.S.; new Highland Park brewery perfecting its craft; & Glassell Park warehouse shoe sale

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The Daily Meal has conducted an exhaustive search of the country’s best burritos. Narrowing the list to just 35, the site has used a thorough metric approach to rate the wrapped sensation from New Orleans to Chicago to  New York and everywhere in between. Nobody, however, does ... Read More »

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

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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 »