Sunday, October 23, 2016

Retrosuperfuture shines on Silver Lake; fresh produce hits Hi-Fi corner markets; Eastside’s essential pizza joints; Boyle Heights helps step up your taco game



The outlook is looking bright for Retrosuperfuture with the opening of its second location for all things eyewear in Silver Lake, Women’s Wear Daily reports. The Milan-based contemporary eyewear brand took over the 1,900 square-foot retail space that once housed part of Living Room, a furniture store, on Sunset Boulevard.  Black marble countertops, concrete floors, exposed brick walls and light wood tables replicate the look and feel of its New York store. Brands include the company’s own Superfuture, Super and collections from Carhartt WIP and APC.

In other Shopper & Diner News:

  • Historic Filipinotown is undergoing a food transformation, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Asian and Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance (APIOPA) has initiated a program that brings fresh produce to the corner markets in the historic neighborhood, which is located roughly between the 101 Freeway and Beverly Boulevard. So far, the program has brought fresh produce to four corner shops, including Cecilia Ramos’ LA San Miguel, a market that once only sold chips, sodas and non-perishable items.
  • Several Eastside pizzerias made Eater LA’s list of The 32 Essential Los Angeles Pizzerias. The standouts include the New York City-based Two Boots of Echo Park with its cornmeal-heavy crust; Silver Lake’s Tomato Pie Pizza Joint for its Grandma pie; Mother Dough Pizza in Los Feliz for its acclaimed margherita pie;  the New York-style pizza of Garage Pizza in Silver Lake; Eagle Rock’s Casa Bianca and its fried eggplant and sausage pizza; and Highland Park’s Folliero’s Italian Food and Pizza.
  • Take tacos to another level with the help of these three Boyle Heights institutions, advises Los Angeles Magazine. La Princesita Tortilleria on Cesar Chavez Avenue cranks out custom tortillas that uses the traditional nixtamilation process to cook corn. La Princesita also offers tortillas and chips made in organic corn flour or organic wheat flour. For the filling, head to Carnitas el Momo on Fairmont Street for its confit pork by the pound or Cemitero Poblano, a tiny fonda on Lorena Street, for its pipian rojo, or spicy pumpkin seed mole.

Cecilia Padilla-Brill is a communications writer and journalist. She writes news, health, education and feature stories. Cecilia is currently working on her first novel. She has lived in Echo Park since 1999

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One comment

  1. Forget Carnitas el Momo, Cinco Puntos is just down the block!

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