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Monday, July 28, 2014

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Shopper & Diner: Atwater libations that will ‘bowl’ you over; Boyle Heights taco shop testing breakfast; and Gold at Los Feliz bookstore

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ATWATER VILLAGE – Neighborhood fixture Tam O’Shanter is shaking up summer. With a bet that hot L.A. summer days equals thirsty customers, the venerable joint is now offering punch bowls with their Sunday brunch, notes NBC Los Angeles. An entire bowl of Sangria or Le Fleurs ... 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: Silver Lake gift store relocation; Golden ticket giveaways at Los Feliz eatery; & Garvanza watering hole officially opens

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Silver Lake gift shop and home decor store Dustmuffin has vacated its digs at Sunset Boulevard near Maltman Avenue for a new space just a couple blocks east. Now in the former home of Sumi’s, the new storefront offers a much more open and inviting ambiance ... Read More »

Echo Park Walgreens temporarily shut down [updated]

Walgreens shut down | Photo by Eastsider reader

ECHO PARK — Shoppers who visited the Walgreens store on Sunset Boulevard early  Tuesday night found the chain drug store closed and a sign taped to the window saying it would be shut down for 48-hours.  It’s not clear what prompted the shut down but customers ... 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 »

Storefront Report: Long-time Echo Park antiques shop to ring up its last sale

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ECHO PARK — On the day before she died last December at age 97,  antiques and vintage shop owner Minnette King was still talking to vendors and dealers about potential purchases and sales.  “She was wheeling and dealing until the end,” said Victoria Thor, manager of  ... Read More »

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

The York awaits World Cup fans | Marni Epstein

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 »

Storefront Report: Echo Park’s former El Batey market now renting at $6,000 a month

ECHO PARK — How much can you rent a storefront for on Echo Park Avenue? At least one landlord is seeking $4 a square-foot – or $5,960 a month – for the former home of El Batey No. 2, the neighborhood market that  closed after 48 ... 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 »

Storefront Report: Echo Park Rite Aid gets a makeover

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ECHO PARK — An Echo Park resident recommended that The Eastsider pay a visit to the remodeled Rite Aid on Glendale Boulevard.  The exterior of building, one of the sadder looking of the chain drug stores in the area, does not look much different. The new ... Read More »