Shopper & Diner: Awesome pastrami in Eagle Rock; a fresh brew of satire and brunch in Silver Lake


Two Silver Lake area brunch spots received nods from the Los Angeles Times. Sqirl’s rice bowls, avocado toast topped with hot pickled carrots, green garlic crème fraiche, wood sorrel and house za’atar were recommended eats, while the Vietnamese inspired Lait n’ egg drink topped the libations. Trois Familia also made the list with its potato tacos, Milanesa with raw and pickled cucumbers and maggi ranch, and French toast topped with vanilla ice cream from Salt & Straw and Mexican chocolate. Horchata topped the drink list. Sqirl is located in 700 block of Virgil Avenue. Trois Familia is located in the 3500 block of Sunset Boulevard

In other Shopper & Diner News:

  • The Oinkster in Eagle Rock made Eater LA’s “heaps of pastrami” list. The pastrami is cured over two weeks, then later smoked with applewood. The Oinkster is located in the 2000 block of Colorado Boulevard.
  • There’s no doubt that the competition in Silver Lake’s coffee scene is fierce, but to write a satirical story about it takes the neighborhood’s caffeine craze to another level. Hence LA released a fictional story about Bean Machine, a longtime Silver Lake coffee shop that throws in the towel and heads back to Indiana.
  • Jenna Turner, the co-owner of Chango Coffee, says the Echo Park business and hipster magnet is no longer for sale. After receiving several offers,Turner, who lives in Echo Park, said she and her business partner decided to keep the corner coffeehouse. “We have a great lease. We will just keep operating it.”

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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  1. Note that the Oinkster, mentioned above, is not on Eagle Rock Blvd., but at 2005 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

  2. Squrl is not in Silverlake.

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