Thursday, October 27, 2016

Shopper & Diner: Cheap finds at 365, Sawyer seafood and Clover Juice land in Silver Lake; revamped Sunday’s Best in Echo Park


The nation’s first 365 by Whole Foods Market has been unveiled, The Eastsider and Los Angeles Times report. Situated where Ralph’s was once located on Glendale Boulevard, the 365 aims to be the cheaper alternative compared to its older and more grandiose sibling, Whole Foods Market. Full-service departments such as the meat and cheese counters are omitted. Cardboard boxes display the produce, and wine is set on metal racks. Technology is also prevalent throughout the store, with customers using iPads to order food-to-go or scan for product information. 365 by Whole Foods is located on the corner of Glendale Boulevard and Fletcher Drive.

In other Shopper & Diner News:

  • Newcomer Sawyer debuted in Silver Lake, and its patio is already considered to be the best in Los Angeles, according to Eater LA. A mix of light and dark wood, vibrant floor covering and surrounding foliage sets the exterior tone. Inside, the seafood spot boasts raw wood flooring, communal tables and an L-shaped bar decked out in azure blue tile. Chef Alex McWilliams designed the menu with both large and shareable dishes, including raw seafood options, salt cod Brandade, soft-shell crab sandwich, clam chowder and fried chicken. The seafood spot took over the Naya location, which had been vacant for several years. Expect brunch to commence next month. Sawyer is located in the 3700 block of Sunset Boulevard.
  • Right next door to Sawyer, Clover Juice has launched in Silver Lake, according to a posting on the company’s Facebook page. Their farm-to-bottle juice concept has blossomed since its inception in 2013, with storefronts on La Brea and Vermont Avenue in Los Feliz, and online ordering to boot. Clover Juice is located in the 3700 block of Sunset Boulevard.
  • After several weeks of being out of the second-hand retail game, Sunday’s Best Thrift Apparel in Echo Park has reopened. The bold new brown and turquoise stripes certainly liven up a space that once housed the colorless Fashion for Eva. It’s been a long time coming for shop owner Denisse Rodarte. She planned the move for several months from the original Echo Park location just two doors away, and at one point earlier this year, had both locations open simultaneously. Sunday’s Best Thrift Apparel is located in the 1500 block of Sunset Boulevard.

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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