Shopper & Diner: Eagle Rock’s Little Beast marks one year anniversary; Atwater market crowd-sources owner’s cancer fund; & Mt. Washington Marketplace readies debut


By Marni Epstein

Eagle Rock’s Little Beast is proving to be the little restaurant that could. Eater LA  chronicles chef and owner Sean Lowenthal’s steady climb to success as his family-friendly establishment marks its first anniversary. Its trademark patio doesn’t hurt the restaurant’s cause either, as it’s an ideal spot to take in the waning days of summer.

In other Shopper & Diner News:

  • Nearby, the chef and owner of Atwater Village Farm, Piper Goldstein, is also committed to continued success of her enterprise — even as she undergoes chemotherapy. Goldstein, as the sole owner of the corner store,  is intent on keeping her business open during her treatment, says the  LA Weekly.  She has started a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds.
  • The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is hosting an evening of sensory overload at Barnsdall Park in Los Feliz on September 13. Also known as EAT.DRINK.ART, Sys-Con Media writes, this food and drink festival will feature artisanal food and libations, visual and performance art as well as tunes from KCRW DJs.
  • Before heading over to Barnsdall,  stop by  Mt. Washington for the Mt. Washington Made event on the same day. The marketplace of locally designed goods will offer wares from Knotwork, Palmer Ceramics, Liza Reyes, and more. The event, which takes place 9 am to -1 pm at Mt. Washington Elementary, benefits the school’s PTA.

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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