By CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL
Chef Esdras Ochoa of taco hot spot Salazar in Frogtown started his culinary career from unusual humble beginnings, the Los Angeles Times reports. From cooking at a Mormon mission in Washington’s Cascades, to his taco stand on the corner of Beaudry Avenue and 1st Street, and now as chef and co-owner of Mexicali Taco & Co. in Downtown, Salazar in Frogtown, and his new pop-up Califas, the 34-year-old is a true taquero. Salazar is located in the 2400 block of Fletcher Boulevard.
In other Shopper & Diner News:
- Is it the cockroaches or a remodel that has temporarily closed Cowboys & Turbans in Silver Lake? Eater LA reports that the Indian-Mex restaurant was temporarily closed due to a cockroach infestation, and shows an image of the notice from the county health department. However, Cowboys & Turbans’ Facebook page says, “We are closed for remodel will open next week.” Cowboys & Turbans is located in the 2800 block of Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake.
- Beauty Box in Echo Park was listed by Racked LA as one of the top spots in Los Angeles “for Summer Ready Manis and Pedis.” The salon has been shellac-certified for years and offers a wide selection of designs and colors. Beauty Box is located in a small strip mall in the 1400 block of Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park.
- Chef Juvenal Rodriguez of El Cid in Silver Lake will be serving his contemporary Spanish fare at the 11th annual East L.A. Meets Napa-World Tour, according to the Silver Lake Star. The fundraiser event, sponsored by AltaMed, celebrates Latino-run restaurants and vineyards, and features 35 food and wine stations. El Cid is located in the 4200 block of W. 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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