Sunday, April 13, 2014

Shopper and Diner

Shopper & Diner: ‘Wear the Eastside?’ asks Eagle Rock boutique; handmade gift store opens in Los Feliz; and plenty of Goodwill to go around in Glassell Park

Wearing your heart on your sleeve is so 2013. Now you can wear your neighborhood on you chest. Eagle Rock’s boutique MediaNoche  has just introduced a line of EASTSIDE t-shirts from L.A.-based map makers, Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography. Whether you want to keep your neighborhood close to ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Daily Haggis in Atwater Village; books with a bite in Echo Park; Boyle Heights’ best taco contestant


Tam O’Shanter, the Atwater Village epicurean landmark, will be adding a new dish to its daily menu, reports NBC Los Angeles. Haggis, the Scottish specialty previously served only once a year at the restaurant’s birthday celebration for poet Robert Burns, can now be experienced every day. ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: New Chinese restaurant dots Silver Lake’s main strip; Argentine eatery to tango with Los Feliz; & praise for a Boyle Heights tamale maker

Pine & Crane Noodle Co. will soon be serving up Chinese food in Silver Lake , notes  Eater LA. The open and airy locale on Polka Dot Plaza will offer a succinct Chinese and Taiwanese menu. It remains to be seen, however, if this location at ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: New healthy eatery plants itself in Los Feliz; Filipinotown bakery whipping up tastes of home; Eagle Rock cafe finds new owner; & Echo Park’s wallet-busting pizza

In the former home of Skylight Books’ Art Annex (which moved over one storefront),  Clover Cafe plans to sprout up this summer with healthy food options, reports Eater LA. The bustling Vermont Avenue strip in Los Feliz, which is already home to mainstays like Figaro Bistro ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Cafecito Organico expands to Eagle Rock; vintage comedy and Italian eats in Atwater; & East L.A. grocer fails to check out old “sell-bys”

Cafecito Organico, the coffee roaster and cafe has come a long way since its humble beginnings roasting out of a back room at Mama’s Hot Tamales near MacArthur Park says the LA Weekly. These days the cafe, with stores already in Silver Lake, Malibu, and Costa ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Cupid’s arrow hits Echo Park; Mariscos wash ashore in Eagle Rock; & El Sereno sweet and savory combo

Cupid has Echo Park set in his sights. Valerie Confections is offering an array of seasonal Valentine’s chocolates that will make you look good even if you waited ’till the last minute (yeah, you). The confectionery will also be making specialty “Valentine’s Day Pies”, which are a love-themed, ... Read More »

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: 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 »