Highland Park Bowl is ready to roll; kids’ cookbook signing in Atwater Village; celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Tipsy Piñata


Highland Park Bowl is gearing up for prime-time, reports Eater LA. Restoration of the 1927 building began months ago and the final results revealed the architectural details that were coated with layers of paint and were long-forgotten until now.

Its unveiling this week was a soft one, with a preview party for VIPs and media earlier in the week and a limited bar menu for folks wanting to check out the new venue on Wednesday and Thursday.

Come Friday, April 29 at 5 p.m., however, HPB will be in full force with signature drinks, Italian fare and bowling prices ranging from $40 to $60 per hour for a group of six. In the future, expect a listening room area named Mr. T’s Room and a microbrewery. Highland Park Bowl is located in the 5600 block of N. Figueroa in Highland Park.

In other Shopper & Diner News:

  • A new cocktail lounge named ETA has sprouted from the team who created The Greyhound in Highland Park, Eater LA reports. Opening this Friday, April 29, ETA features drinks from Mauricio Canales of Mercado and Bar Ama. Wines by the glass, beer and light bar snacks are also available. ETA is located on the 5600 block of N. Figueroa in Highland Park.
  • Author, Echo Park resident and animal and food activist Ruby Roth is hosting a book signing and party in celebration of her latest release, Help Yourself Cookbook for Kids: 60 Easy Plant-Based Recipes Kids Can Make to Stay Healthy and Save the World! Snacks, a photo booth and art will also be on hand. RSVP is available. Ruby Roth’s Help Yourself Cookbook Party is Saturday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Light Lab, 3405 Glendale Boulevard in Atwater Village.
  • The Morrison Pub in Atwater Village has already started celebrating Cinco de Mayo. From now through May 5, get the festivities started early with $10 tacos and flautas, $12 chicken fajitas and $13 ceviche. Specialty drinks are $9 and come with names such as Adios Amigos , No Way Jose, Como Chingas  and Tipsy Piñata. The Morrison Pub is located in the 3100 block of Los Feliz Boulevard in Atwater Village.

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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