Shopper & Diner Report

Better watch where you step on your next visit to Flounce Vintage. There is little floor space left over in the Echo Park boutique after owner Lisa Gerstein recently stocked up on about 100 pairs of vintage shoes – Joseph  La Rose sandals from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s as well as Andrew Geller pumps. The shoes – many in sizes 7 to 10 – are now on sale for between $40 to $90 a pair.

Click on the link below for news on Eagle Rock artisan markets, new Boyle Heights restaurants and a weekly food truck feast in Highland Park.

  • Boyle Height’s restaurant scene has added two new players. Best Fish Taco in Ensenada of Los Feliz opened a Boyle Heights outpost on Cesar Chavez Avenue near Soto Street, selling fried fish ($1.50) and shrimp ($2) tacos, reports Grub Street. A few blocks away, the people behind Cook’s Tortas in Monterey Park have opened up Guisados, a taqueria serving up tacos that vegetarians as well as meat-lovers will appreciate, says the L.A. Times.
  • The food truck craze has taken over the parking lot of Figueroa Produce on Tuesday night. The Highland Park market, however, is not complaining about losing parking spaces to food trucks. Instead, Figueroa Produce is a partner in the weekly “food truck feast” called Din Din a Go Go.  Expect a theme food at the Tuesday night gathering, with all trucks serving kale at the first truck feast held earlier this week, according to Patch.
  • New parents can sign up now for baby sign language classes at the Wallaby Family Development Center in Silver Lake. The classes (8 sessions for $160) show parents how to teach babies some American Sign Language symbols to help them communicate until their verbal skills catch up. Of course, those kids will probably be texting before they start talking.
  • The Eastside Market is hidden away in Victor Heights, a neighborhood located between Echo Park and Chinatown. But this 1929 sandwich shop and deli is no secret for DWP, Fire Department and other municipal workers who pack the place during lunchtime, as LAist has discovered. Better come with an appetite. The No. 7 sandwich, the most popular, comes with roast beef, hot pastrami and cheese.

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