The sopes of Glassell Park’s La Esquina 2; Silver Lake’s King’s Roost lands in new coop


The Los Angeles Times recently scouted La Esquina 2, a casual, order-at-the-counter Mexican/El Salvadoran eatery in Glassell Park. It’s piled-high sopes that come with a choice of meats, beans, shredded iceberg lettuce and cotija cheese  best represented the restaurant. La Esquina’s variety of pupusas, such as cheese, zucchini, mushrooms, beans, chicharron and mixta (or mixed) and the thinner pupusas de arroz, which are made with rice flour, came in second.  Caveats are also mentioned, such as ordering the par-boiled yucca con chicharron instead of the fried version. 

In other Shopper & Diner news:

  • The King’s Roost in Silver Lake moved from its quaint location on Fountain Avenue to a bigger, more prominent space on Sunset Boulevard, the company announced on Facebook this week. Known as a supply store of DIY projects, such as home brewing, candle making and mushroom farming, owner Roe Sie plans to offer more workshops, events and inventory at the new spot.
  • The food truck Good Greek Grub has spawned a brick and mortar named Good Greek Grill, Eater LA reports. Slated to launch by the end of October, GG Grill took over the Juicy Burger space on Vermont Avenue in Los Feliz. Both GG Grub and GG Grill mirror menu items that include souvlaki plates, pita and tzatziki, however, GG Grill offers some expanded options.
  • The Lost Knight in Echo Park is not for sale, the British pub announced on its social media channels: “We Are Not For Sale (That’s Cleared That Mess Up Me Hopes)” and posted the following message on its storefront sign: “We are not for sale.” What is for for sale, however, is the restaurant’s real estate that is going for $5.5 million, according to to the brokerage firm CBRE.  

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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