Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Shopper & Diner: Yuca’s unveils breakfast menu; craft cocktails dance into Los Feliz’s Cheetahs; Highland Park yoga specials; and Pizza Pie and half-price wine in SIlver Lake

Mexican eatery Yuca’s has made a New Year’s resolution of its own in 2014.  Eater LA says the Los Feliz location is offering a new breakfast menu that includes a  twice-fried bacon burrito and Huevos Motuleños. You’ve probably already given up on your own resolution for ... Read More »

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 »

Pan dulce or Blueberry-Lime Jam? A dozen tasty holiday gift ideas for the Eastside shopper


Christmas is next week, and if you’re sane, you’ll stay away from the mayhem of the malls and big box stores. Trust me, there’s nothing there that anyone wants anyway. The stuff people will really use can found in your local neighborhood markets, bakeries and gourmet ... Read More »

Habitat For Humanity plans to open Atwater Village re-sale outpost

Habitat for Humanity’s proposal to turn a warehouse into a 15,000-square-foot building supply and home improvement re-sale store got the support of the Atwater Village Neighborhood Council. The store, which will sell construction supplies, will be located inside a warehouse near the intersection of Brazil Street ... Read More »

Want to dress like a Boyle Heights Dandy? Then pull up your pants, put on a tie and take off that damn baseball hat

Lurex. Wool. Sharkskin. Lamé. For John Carlos de Luna, artist and founder of online vintage clothing store, Barrio Dandy Vintage, these are more than fabrics, they make up pieces representative of a time when men’s wardrobes exuded the style and aesthetic of glamour and chivalry. The ... 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 »

Echo Park hardware store owner prepares for final sale

Nearly six decades after his father opened an Echo Park hardware store on Sunset Boulevard, Steve Wintner is now preparing to close the business where he has worked for most of his life. Slowing sales, stiff competition from chain stores, such as Home Depot, and what ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner Report: Glassell Park’s holiday ceramics; Tam O’Shanters does Thanksgiving; Silver Lake gets wide-eyed and bushy-tailed; Boyle Heights’ Sears gets unexpected new shopper

Holiday party season is upon us. The food and fixings abound and the drinks flow freely.  With wares from Glassell Park artist Bari Ziperstein this year, you can be the consummate holiday guest. Add a set of Ziperstein’s handcrafted ceramic coasters to the usual gift of ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Vintage fashion stashed on York

Time is irrelevant at  The Stash on York, a Highland Park vintage clothing shop that  presents styles from the 1920′s to the 1990′s. Owner Kiki Stash curates a fine selection of clothing, both classic and timeless, plucked from wardrobes, closets and trunks. “For me, the most ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner Report: Echo Park gets tapped; Silver Lake’s new creamery; ‘Tis the season for Glassell Park designer terrariums; Eagle Rock goes [Cro]nuts

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Echo Park’s southeastern strip of Sunset Boulevard has certainly become a haven for seekers of suds. The strip, which was already home to bars like Little Joy and the Short Stop, most recently added Sunset Beer Company in 2011. Now the craft beer retailer and taproom, ... Read More »