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Echo Park’s Japanese Dodger Dogs; Silver Lake discovers Mexican wines; Atwater’s latest eats

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BY CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL

At Tsubaki in Echo Park, Japanese ingredients and the classic Dodger Dog have merged into the Japanese Dodger Dog. An Instagram post shows the transformation, which is piled high with Jidori chicken sausage, cabbage slaw, shishito relish and kewpie mayo wrapped in a carb-dense bun. Tsubsaki is just a few blocks away from Dodger Stadium in the 1300 block of Allison Avenue in Echo Park.

In other Shopper & Diner News:

  • Mezcal and the prized wines of the Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California are the main focus of Tintorera’s bar menu, LA Weekly reports. While mezcal definitely has a presence in the Los Angeles bar scene, there is an obvious void of Mexican wines on most wine lists nationwide. Tintorera’s chef/sommelier Maycoll Calderón wants to change that. “Many people in the United States have no idea they are producing such good wine in Mexico because they haven’t had the opportunity to try it,” he said.
  • The dining scene in Atwater Village has turned up a notch with the coming of two restaurants, LA Weekly reports. Good Measure brings a list of off-the-beaten path wines paired with select bites such, as avocado toast and a brunch burger with tomato jam and cheddar. Just a short distance away is Journeymen. Located in the former Canelé space, Journeymen brings a business model that exposes employees to all facets of the business while serving locally sourced  vegetables and meats. Both are located on Glendale Boulevard, Good Measure lands on the 3200 block and Journeymen is on the 3200 block.

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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