Shopper & Diner: Japanese eater switcheroo; Pizza Bandit in East L.A.; more yoga for Echo Park



There are new details about the Japanese gastropub that will replace  Kush,  an Echo Park sake and yakitori bar, that closed earlier this fall.  The new restaurant, Tsubaki , is a classic Japanese izakaya restaurant with a Cali-twist that will be a step up from the casual Kush-vibe, Eater LA reports. Tsubaki is the brainchild of Charles Namba, a Bouchon vet and former chef de cuisine, and Courtney Kaplan, a front house lead. Tsubaki is located in the 1300 block of Allison Avenue in Echo Park.

In other Shopper & Diner News:

  • There’s another pizza joint in town – Pizza Bandit in East Los Angeles, Eater LA reports. Apparently, the pies are Yasiel Puig-approved. Pizza Bandit is located in the 6200 block of Whittier Blvd in East Los Angeles.
  • One Down Dog, which operates yoga studios in Eagle Rock and Silver Lake, will open a third location early next year in the Echo Park Village complex on Glendale Boulevard south of Temple Street. Owner Jessica Rosen said the new studio will feature two spacious yoga rooms and retail shop. “We’re stoked to meet new yogis in Echo Park and DTLA.”

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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