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Monday, July 28, 2014

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Shopper & Diner: Boyle Heights beverage bonanza; new brunch options in Highland Park; and Glassell Park’s Goodwill made-to-order lunches now served

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Boyle Heights is taking aim at the craft beer and rare liquor market with the recently-opened Ramirez Beverage Center. The Glutster notes that this virtual mecca of mezcal and other liquors is a 12,000 square foot space brought to you by the same folks of the neighborhood ... Read More »

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

Eastside Luv, Boyle Heights, bar

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

Micro Garden

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 »

Bargain hunters welcome Glassell Park’s new Goodwill store

Goodwill Store opening in Glassell Park. Brenda Rees 4-11-2014 10-24-25 AM

GLASSELL PARK — “I think we had close to 600 shoppers in the first 45 minutes of the store opening,” says Sahsa Itzikman, vice president of marketing and community relations for Goodwill California about the new Goodwill flagship retail store and outlet center that opened to ... 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: Apparel company revs up Echo Park; East L.A’s tastebud-stinging torta; new ‘Bigfoot’ sightings in Atwater*

Echo Park, shopping

Grease is the word in Echo Park. Chopper Fever, an old timey, motorcyle-themed apparel company has just opened up in Echo Park. The Sunset Boulevard storefront sits above the owner’s current Sunrise Cycles custom motorcycle manufacturers.  Owner Kosuke Saito notes he’s been waiting five years to ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Outdoor-style in Atwater; Boyle Heights market embraces healthy fare; and collaborative stouts in Glassell Park

Atwater Village, shopping

The outdoor style specialists at Potted in Atwater Village are beckoning spring with new furnishings. This season the team of Annette Goliti Gutierrez and Mary Gray are offering “The Midge,” a modern and customizable outdoor accent table. A steel frame and glass tiled top bridge the modern ... Read More »