Burmese eats in Silver Lake; Echo Park boutique bails; charity pizza in Echo Park


Daw Yee Myanmar Corner in Silver Lake “may be the most accessible Burmese eatery in the U.S.,” according to food critic James Gordon of the LA Weekly. Chef Delyn Chow’s authenticity vs. appealing to the masses debate is addressed. He apparently grappled with the notion of whether or not to serve fish sauce in salads in a neighborhood where vegetarians are “ubiquitous.” Gordon also states that the dishes at Corner “are very hard to dislike” and that Chef Chow hopes that more Silver Lake customers order ohnoh, because he thinks “it would appeal to they city’s ramen-philes.” Daw Yee Myanmar Corner is located in the southeast corner of Sunset Boulevard and Parkman Avenue in Silver Lake.

In other Shopper & Diner News:

  • After about three months in Echo Park, Hemingway and Pickett is shuttering this month. The Facebook announcement posted by owner Toby Burke Hemingway states the decision was made “with a heavy heart, but clear mind,” but that “it’s time to focus on one store, Hemingway and Sons” in Sliver Lake, meaning he is merging the two shops. The big closing sale is going on now. Expect a good-bye party later this month. Hemingway and Pickett is located in the southeast corner of Echo Park Avenue and Duane Street in Echo Park.
  • Mohawk Bend in Echo Park is commemorating its fifth year in business with a special alcohol infused anniversary menu. As part of the celebration, the featured Piece of the Pie this month is the Echo Park Pride Pizza, which consists of mozzarella cheese, ground beef, jalepeños, spinach, mushrooms and tomatoes. A portion of the proceeds go to 826LA, a nonprofit tutoring lab on Sunset Boulevard.
  • More changes for El Chavo in Silver Lake. Looks like its current ceviche-and-such pop-up version is coming to an end Labor Day weekend, Eater LA reports. Expect changes along that whole stretch of the road, including retail.

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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