Time’s ticking for Boyle Heights taco stand; Echo Park’s juice option; Coppola’s tote bags; Eastside’s supreme sunglasses shops


If you’re into tacos, then head to Carnitas Michoacan #3 in Boyle Heights before it fades away into taco history by the end of the month, L.A. Now reports. The 24-hour family-owned restaurant has been a neighborhood staple for 33 years, with its yellow-and-white sign and tractor-trailer tires painted as a cheeseburger. In the coming months, expect Carnitas Michoacan #3’s space to be demolished and replaced with a brand new building for Panda Express. Carnitas Michoacan #3 is located in the 700 block of Soto Street in Boyle Heights.

In other Shopper & Diner News:

  • Glowing Juices is now serving smoothies and selling crystals, Eater LA reports. The juicer and marketplace took over the El Batey space, which closed last year due to a rent hike. Customers can purchase vegan snacks, vegan cheese, coffee and other small items. Glowing Juices is located in the 1500 block of Echo Park Avenue in Echo Park.
  • Roman Coppola’s Pacific Tote Company in Echo Park was featured in the Wall Street Journal. Son of the legendary Francis Ford Coppola and brother of Sophia Coppola, the 51-year-old opened the tote bag boutique two years ago. Pacific Tote Company is located in the 1800 block of Sunset.
  • Three of Los Angeles’ best sunglasses shops are on the Eastside, according to Racked LA. Gentlemen’s Breakfast Vintage Eyewear received kudos for its selection of men’s eyewear from the 1920s to the 1980s and serves scotch to boot. Gogosha Optique received a nod for its curated selection of frames. And Milan-based Retrosuperfuture was listed for its contemporary eyewear. Gentlemen’s Breakfast Vintage Eyewear is located in the 1100 block of Mohawk Street in Echo Park; Gogosha Optique is located in the 3200 block of Sunset in Silver Lake; Retrosuperfuture is located in the 3500 block of Silver Lake.

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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