Shopper & Diner: World Cup Watching in Highland Park; Farmer’s Market upgrade in Eagle Rock; and free barbecue in Boyle Heights

The York awaits World Cup fans | Marni Epstein

The York awaits World Cup fans | Marni Epstein

By Marni Epstein

LAist says that Highland Park’s The York scores big points as one of the best spots to catch all the action of The World Cup. They’re open early for your viewing pleasure and have flat screens as well as a projector to cheer on your team alongside some delicious gastropub eats.

In other Shopper & Diner news:

  • In other sporting news, the LA Weekly reports that Dodger Stadium strikes out when it comes to vegan and overall veggie options. The generic veggie dog and a somewhat-elusive “veg out cup” remain the only vegan-friendly fare when rooting for the Dodgers. With so many recent food additions to the park, can alternative diet options really be that far behind?
  • LA Weekly also notes a recent upgrade to the Eagle Rock Farmer’s Market. The long standing market recently moved venues. The move now finds the market in a greener and friendlier, it not smaller, confines. Now rather than concrete, the family-friendly Friday market has a more ideal space in which families can roam.
  • The Center Theatre Group plans to open its newest costume and prop shop in Boyle Heights, and to celebrate they will be hosting a free community barbecue  on June 28, writes Broadway World. Art making activities, live music, and DJ set are planned for the event.

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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  1. @Marni: Re. the Eagle Rock Farmer’s Market, I think you meant to say “if smaller, confines” rather than “it not smaller, confines,” right?

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