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Friday, July 29, 2016

Shopper and Diner

Silver Lake Ramen roams on to York; Frogtown’s Salazar launches ‘1990s’ website; immigrant-run Eastside eateries honored

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Salazar’s flashback-to-the-‘90s website “is so bad it is pure gold,” according to Los Angeles Magazine. Five web design elements are listed that justify the reasoning, including a dancing MC Hammer gif and a broken link that lead to a dead page of a misspelled URL, salazrla.com. Experience the pre-CSS site while listening to the super cheesy “What is Love?” by Haddaway. Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Good goes 33 Taps in Silver Lake; Sonoran tacos come to Frogtown; prime wedding dresses in Echo Park

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Longtime Silver Lake sports spot Good Microbrew & Grill has been taken over by another sports bar, 33 Taps, Eater LA reports. Initially, Good’s owner Ron Martinez stated in an email that the temporary closure was due to a small office fire, and that the place would be up and running. However, a few weeks later, the papered windows of the closed restaurant told a different story. Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Silver Lake gets Burmese eats; Highland Park chef TV showdown with young girl; Icy Rush debuts in Echo Park

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Silver Lake will be one of the few places in the Los Angeles area with a Burmese restaurant, reports Eater LA. Daw Yee Myanmar Corner is making its way from the San Gabriel Valley, and with it comes menu items such as classic tea leaf salads, noodle salads, mohinga (rice noodle and fish soup), oh no khao swe (coconut chicken noodles) and maybe dan pauk (Burmese biriyani with braised chicken), a secret family recipe of restaurateur Dellun Chow. Read More »

Anybody want to buy an Echo Park coffee house?

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ECHO PARK —  Chango Coffee, one of the neighborhood’s first coffee houses, is up for sale. The asking price for the approximately 1,000-square-foot cafe was not disclosed but a buyer would assume the remaining lease with an option to extend, according to the listing on LoopNet.com. ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Bowl and rock ‘n’ roll in Highland Park; all-vegan eatery in Silver Lake Whole Foods; Boyle Heights session beers

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Highland Park Bowl returns to its old glory, Eater LA reports. The space was originally a bowling alley named when it opened 80-plus years ago. Then through the years it transitioned to Mr. T’s Bowl, where, most of the time, live bands performed, and bowling went to the wayside. Now the development team of 1933 Group has set its sights on bringing the bowling alley back to it roots. Read More »

Highland Park’s cheap eats and pool hall makeover; sleek menswear boutique struts into Silver Lake; farmers’ market incentives for low-income shoppers

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The days of Highland Park Pool & Billiards are apparently numbered with the coming of the tentatively named concept, Hi-Hat, Eater LA reports. Behind the change are Dustin Lancaster, Ross Stephenson and Michael Blackman, the same folks who brought The Hermosillo and Highland Park Brewery to the neighborhood (Lancaster is also behind L&E Oyster Bar in Silver Lake) Read More »