Shopper & Diner: Highland Park dishes up mole sauce pizza; Boyle Heights hosts taco festival; & Echo Park boutique seeks happily ever after in new storefront


Mole pizza now served at Town / Marni Epstein

By Marni Epstein

A Highland Park pizzeria is fusing Mexican and Italian culinary specialties with its new mole pizza. LA Magazine writes that Town Pizza on York Boulevard is topping their pie with  mole sauce, roast pork, chili-lime corn, pickled red onions, and cilantro. This craft pie is now being dished up by the slice.

In other Shopper & Diner news:

  • Can’t get enough mole? You might try this weekend’s L.A. Taco Festival at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights. Los Angeles Daily News notes that, in addition to delicious eats, the festival also boasts a marketplace, music and a beer garden. The event runs 2 pm – 8 pm on Saturday, Aug. 16.
  • Drive by Silver Lake’s former Sunny Sushi restaurant  and you may find yourself asking, “WTF?” That is “WTF Sushi,” the new moniker (it stands for “What the Fish”) of the once once-dingy storefront, reports LA Weekly. The new sushi spot is still tiny but now colorfully decorated, brightly lit and offers dishes a grade above its previous incarnation.
  • Seeking a rebirth of its own is Echo Park bridal boutique, Bride. The shop, which focuses on vintage and independent designs, was located at the heast end of Sunset Boulevard but is moving west for a larger storefront in the former home of Goodhead Salon. The boutique will toast its re-opening with a party on Saturday, September 6, from 6 pm – 9 pm

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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One comment

  1. Isn’t there another sushi restaurant a few blocks down, near Hyperion Public? When is the sushi restaurant near Lamill going to open. The red paint maybe faded before it opens!

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