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Shopper & Diner: New restaurant preps in Elysian Valley; Craft coffee makes Highland Park’s Good Girl better; and Pilates party in Echo Park

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ELYSIAN VALLEY — Private event space Elysian is looking to give their business a jolt  by becoming a full-fledged restaurant early this summer, writes Eater LA. The indoor/outdoor space in Elysian Valley looks to have a menu that emphasizes seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients.  The space is ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: New owners for vacant Silver Lake eatery; Boyle Heights welcomes swap meet; and Echo Park and Cypress Park get crafty

It has been nearly a year since things went dark at Indian eatery Naya in Silver Lake. Now Eater LA reports that restaurant group Giant Cardiff of the high concept Fifty Seven in the Arts District has acquired the space. Details on the exact concept and ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Boyle Heights bar not going Hollywood; new Glassell Park farmers’ market; entrepreneurs get cooking in Lincoln Heights

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BOYLE HEIGHTS — The Facebook page for  Eastside Luv Wine Bar Y Queso caused quite a stir earlier this week when it announced that the Boyle Heights bar has been sold to actor Esai Morales of NYPD Blue and La Bamba fame. While the rumor has caused ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: BOGO micro gardens in Eagle Rock; long-lost tortas resurface in Highland Park; Silver Lake restaurant takes the heat for Coachella closure

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Reclaimed Micro Gardens is a new business venture by Eagle Rock resident Nick Warnes. It creates indoor space where you can easily grow edible microgreens, and it officially opened for business earlier this week on Earth Day, of course. These upcycled gardens are hand-made from reclaimed ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Coffee brewing in an Atwater garage; all things handmade in Highland Park; and a Guatemalan getaway in El Sereno

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Talk about a drive-thru coffee shop. The Glendale News-Press reports that Trystero Coffee, aka Greg Thomas,in Atwater Village  is brewing up some special coffees in his very own garage.  Thomas has been hand-brewing custom cups of coffee for local passsers-by  for the last three years. In other Shopper & Diner ... Read More »

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

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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 »