Shopper & Diner: Los Feliz’s flavorful cocktails; egg-cellent locally sourced food in Eagle Rock; & folk art sprouts in Elysian Valley gallery

Los Feliz MessHall bars

Mixing it up at MessHall | Photo by Marni Epstein

By Marni Epstein

MessHall Los felizLos Feliz’s gastro tavern, MessHall, is mixing up a surprising drinks says the Los Feliz Ledger. This eatery with an eponymous homage to army camps and Sloppy Joes is building unique flavor combinations courtesy of new cocktail maestro Ben Scott. The menu of 20 specialty drinks are made of craft spirits. The menu includes an bourbon-based homage to the former, nearby Brown Derby as well as a floral gin and cantaloupe infusion which makes for a nice precursor to spring.

In other Shopper & Diner news:

  • Speaking of eggs, Michael Scott of Eagle Rock Backyard Farms will be sourcing produce, honey, and fresh eggs for the newly-formed Eagle Rock Egg Co-Op, says the Boulevard Sentinel.
  • Elysian Valley’s Cactus Gallery is celebrating its ninth birthday this weekend, notes Hometown Pasadena. This venerable folk art gallery will feature work for sale from artists such as Mavis Leahy, Janet Olenik, Oscar Rosales and Ulla Anobile. The birthday celebration will be taking place Saturday, March 8 , 3 pm – 7 pm.
  • Atwater Village’s The Juice was named one of L.A.’s best juice bars, according to LAist. With fresh, seasonal flavors, this storefront – which also has a stall at the Hollywood Farmers Market – is always pressing surprises.

Marni Epstein Epstein is an entertainment, music, and lifestyle Journalist and resident of Echo Park. She has previously worked in the film and digital media industries with FOX and Sony Pictures Entertainment. She is currently also pursuing a Masters in Historic Preservation.

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