By Marni Epstein
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 other Shopper & Diner news:
- Night + Market Song looks to have Silver Lake knocking down their door for Thai Street food around the New Year. When first conjuring up the idea for the restaurant, Chef Kris Yenbamroong had always envisioned it in Silver Lake. Now as that day draws nearer, details of the eatery’s Eastside location and menu, reports EaterLA, have finally been revealed. The small space nearby Muddy Paw Coffee will seat 50, and is currently undergoing renovations to feature Chef’s Yenbamroong signature, personally-designed interior (at press time, the restaurant’s kitchen was being installed). Unlike the Weho original,the Silver Lake location will feature a more intimate seating arrangement. The menu will include the majority of the first location’s staples, but will also feature a couple new ones as well. The first is a dish called gaeng gradaang, a northern-style country hard curry made with no coconut milk. The second, is a steamed beef jerky served on a bed of kaffir lime leaves.
- Another kind of Southeast Asian fare is beckoning foodies in Eagle Rock. Los Angeles Magazine raves that Fiesta Sa Barrio is putting their own mouth-watering spin on Filipino fried chicken. The Eagle Rock Boulevard restaurant is lacing theirs with a garlicky lemon juice before serving up the Filipino delicacy the way its meant to be: batterless, whole, and with a side of tangy banana ketchup.
- If you’re looking for some Texas-style grub a little closer to home, EaterLA says, HomeState will soon be taking over the recently-closed Storefront deli location in Los Feliz. HomeState, likely opening in late December promises to serve up a Texas-sized portion of hospitality alongside their Texan-inspired main courses.
- The former Silver Lake home of Nicky D’s Wood-Fired Pizza is now under the ownership of Forage chef Jason Kim. EaterLA says Kim is still sorting out the concept for his new restaurant.
- Eagle Rockers won’t need to forage for craft beer anytime soon. West Coaster reports, Eagle Rock Brewery will be opening a new brewpup location at 1627 Colorado Blvd. Eagle Rock Brewery Public House will occupy the storefront of recently-closed Fatty’s and have a small-plate focus. The new brewpub is aiming to open Spring 2014.
Marni Epstein is a freelance writer and music journalist who has also worked in both the film and digital media industries.