Friday, October 21, 2016

Shopper & Diner: Good goes 33 Taps in Silver Lake; Sonoran tacos come to Frogtown; prime wedding dresses in Echo Park


Longtime Silver Lake sports spot Good Microbrew & Grill has been taken over by another sports bar, 33 Taps, Eater LA reports. Initially, Good’s owner, Ron Martinez, stated in an email that the temporary closure was due to a small office fire, and that the place would be up and running. However, a few weeks later, the papered windows of the closed restaurant told a different story. It announced that Hollywood sports bar 33 Taps is next in line. The future 33 Taps is located in the 3700 block of Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake.

In other Shopper & Diner News:

  • Salazar’s outdoorsy cantina atmosphere and Northern Mexico grilling style is the latest newcomer to Los Angeles’ taco scene, Los Angeles Magazine reports. Chef Esdras Ochoa of Mexicali Taco Co. dishes out Sonoran-style fare cooked on a pulley grill. Main eats include entire cuts of flat iron steak, pork chops and fish. Balance it out with flour tortillas, frijoles puercos (whole beans with chicharrones), heirloom tomato salad, and guacamole ground and served in a molcajete, and you’ve got a filling meal served near the Los Angeles River. Salazar is located in the 2400 block of Fletcher in Elysian Valley.
  • Eastside brides-to-be don’t have to go far for a wedding dress. Racked LA released its “Ultimate Wedding Gown Shopping Guide to LA,” and Bride in Echo Park made the list. It’s the city’s top spot for eco-friendly dresses along with independent designers, such as Truvelle and Erin Clare. Bride is located in the 1500 block of Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park.
  • Tacos Al Vapor o de Canasta in Boyle Heights has among the best morning tacos, so says Los Angeles Magazine. Try the chicarron, potato and refried bean tacos. Tacos Al Vapor o de Canasta is located on the southeast corner of Lorena and Opal streets in Boyle Heights.

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. Shady Martinez took a beloved neighborhood coffee shop (The Crest) with a cozy, kitschy interior and decent menu and turned it into an uncomfortable, generic sports bar serving hospital cafeteria fare. GOOD riddance.

  2. I can not say I will miss Good.
    The food was weak, it was a fail as a sports bar, and I never had good service. I wanted to like it, but never could.

    33 Taps is pretty generic Sports bar. The Good space is so different that the concept will likely be different even if it is the same people behind it.

    • I do agree, terrible sevice every time I have gone. I stopped going- maybe this is just what that spot needs

    • it was good, not great. Big beer selection, but surprisingly few taps (possibly a space issue).
      With all the patio seating, it can still be a great place to just grab a beer and watch the humans of Sunset Blvd go by.

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