Shopper & Diner: Silver Lake gift store relocation; Golden ticket giveaways at Los Feliz eatery; & Garvanza watering hole officially opens


Relocated Sunset Blvd. storefront / Courtesy of Dustmuffin

By Marni Epstein

Silver Lake gift shop and home decor store Dustmuffin has vacated its digs at Sunset Boulevard near Maltman Avenue for a new space just a couple blocks east. Now in the former home of Sumi’s, the new storefront offers a much more open and inviting ambiance for shoppers and passers-by.

In other Shopper & Diner news:

  • Eater LA reports it’s a very Wonka-esque summer at The Alcove in Los Feliz. To celebrate the restaurant’s 10 year anniversary The Alcove is stashing “golden tickets” in napkins and Alcove chocolate wrappers, each one denoting a prize. The celebration begins July 14 and will last for — well, obviously, 10 days.
  • Served with a little less fanfare — though not any less deliciousness — are the lunch specials at Silver Lake Ramen. LA Weekly says the spot has become a lunch stand-by, especially with items such as the sweet and sour pork buns. The paper shines a light back on the Jitaek Lim-helmed restaurant  as most are cooing over Lim’s newest venture, Kush, down the street in Echo Park.
  • Looking to become a neighborhood staple itself is Garvanza newcomer, The Offbeat. The bar officially opened last week reports Eater LA. Aside from it’s swinging ‘60s decor, the bar isn’t looking do anything too fancy. Rather, they’re looking to focus on high-quality standards, says Eater.

Marni 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. All I know is Offbeat’s gonna need to replace their cheap signage with something tasteful before I set foot in there.

    • Agreed. Front of the building looked interesting until they painted those ugly diamonds which take away from the cool angled shape.

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