Shopper & Diner: Coffee brewing in an Atwater garage; all things handmade in Highland Park; and a Guatemalan getaway in El Sereno

By Marni Epstein

Shopper & Diner CollageTalk 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 news:

  • Also in Atwater Village is some of the city’s best bahn mi, says the LA Times. Viet Noodle Bar is consistently wowing palettes with their reasonably priced light fare. Bahn mi offerings include shiitake-tofu, sole, chicken, spicy sardine and vegan basil tofu options.
  • If its sandwiches you’re craving, Milkfarm in Eagle Rock has officially opened its doors.  Eater LA reports that the sandwich shop, charcuterie, and specialty cheese store  is  the nicely appointed and is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Saturday, and until 5 p.m. on Sundays.
  • Handmade specialties abound at Eastside Handmade market this weekend. Racked LA notes that the independent market which boasts artisanal jewelry, apparel, and home goods, will be held at Shopclass in Highland Park on April 19.
  • El Sereno’s Tikal is serving up delicious, family-friendly Guatemalan fare says, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. The garnachas are a must-have. And if you’re still hankering for a bit more of Guatemala, but not the lengthy plane ride, the restaurant’s adjacent gift-shop will do you just fine.

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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