Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Shopper and Diner

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 »

Shopper & Diner: Eagle Rock goes ‘Native’; Highland Park gets a taste of Brooklyn; Holiday discounts at Silver Lake’s Moon Juice; and Atwater Grill’s flame goes out


Los Feliz-based women’s clothing and accessories boutique Native has put its mark on another Eastside neighborhood. Racked L.A. reports the store has opened its second location in Eagle Rock on Colorado Boulevard. The boho boutique’s owner  Michelle Helseth has been eyeing an additional location for some ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: A tribute to the king of tacos in Cypress Park; fresh details on Atwater Village’s Italian eatery; new Silver Lake vintage store stocks up on Mid Century goods

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This month, Los Angeles mourns the passing of a true food innovator. Raul Martinez, Sr., who opened the first King Taco in Cypress Park, passed away earlier this month at the age of 71, says the L.A. Times. Martinez started simply, selling late-night tacos al pastor ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Holiday gifts ‘popping’ up in Echo Park; Old San Juan shutters in Atwater; Highland Park prepares for charcuterie; Silver Lake makes room for Broome Street 2.0

Echo Park Avenue has been witness to some big changes in the past year and the activity doesn’t look to cease any time soon. Just in time for the holidays, Ouli, a new pop-up venture, at the corner of Echo Park Avenue and Scott Avenue has ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Silver Lake’s Mongolian BBQ House watches its waste-line; Eastside Handmade returns to Highland Park; staff and storefront changes pouring into Atwater’s food scene

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Waste not, want not. That’s what the holidays are all about this year for Silver Lake restaurateur Christina Rivera. The co-owner of Gobi Mongolian BBQ House is keeping a watchful eye on  the excess food her restaurant does not use. As the LA Times reports, Rivera ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Echo Park’s vinyl collection grows; Silver Lake’s Night + Market Song revealed; Eagle Rock Brewery has new locale, food on tap

New, Blue Bag Records  has opened the doors of their Sunset Boulevard shop in the former Kellygreen Home space near Mohawk Bend .  With 15,000+ secondhand vinyl records in every genre imaginable, Blue Bag looks to make a dent in Echo Park’s steady vinyl scene. In ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner Report: A curious sample sale in Echo Park; Yogala says “Namaste” to Highland Park; and Atwater & Eagle Rock get fired up for BBQ

Natural Curiosities

Let your imagination run wild this weekend at Echo Park art house, Natural Curiosities. Natural Curiosities, the brainchild of art champion and former antiquarian book dealer, Christopher Wilcox, is located on the ground floor of iconic Jensen’s Recreations Center building on Sunset. This studio and retailer ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner Report: Pop-up cafe brewing along the L.A. River; Lunch at The Airliner; What will replace Atwater’s Acapulco?

If cycling, walking or kayaking won’t get you down to the L.A. River, how about a cup of organic coffee? On Saturday, Sept. 14, a pop-up cafe will open a few steps away from the L.A. River path in Elysian Valley. The 24.7 River Cafe, located ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner Report: Draft Beer now pouring at Silver Lake’s Black Cat; What is Moon Juice? Get your e-cigs in Eagle Rock

The Black Cat in Silver Lake has installed a sleek and shiny draft beer “pouring system” capable of dispensing eight different brews. The draft beer began to flow as the Black Cat, which occupies the same space of a  historic gay bar of the same name,  ... Read More »

Storefront Report: New Sunset Junction shop trades in bohemian aesthetic

Soon after Pull My Daisy, one of Sunset Junction’s pioneering boutiques closed down at the end of March, work quickly began on transforming the Sunset Boulevard storefront into the new Silver Lake home of Bucks & Does, a  new casual clothing and accessories store for men and ... Read More »