Lincoln Heights gastropub to replace Mexican restaurant

LINCOLN HEIGHTS – Compare and contrast: The menu at the old El 7 Mares, which once operated in the 2100 block of North Broadway, has a standard collection of domestic and Mexican beers, with food options focused on Mexican seafood. Now, coming to that location: Lincoln Kitchen & Tap – envisioned as a gastropub “with a heavy lean on a well-managed craft beer list,” Eater LA reports.

Given that Lincoln Kitchen is coming from the same team that runs The Heights, broad knowledge of craft beer is just what you might expect. The same team also owns B Twentyfour, whose menu offers light fare: A hint of things to come?

Lincoln Kitchen & Tap will open at 2118 N. Broadway in Lincoln Heights.

Meanwhile, nearby, El  7 Mares still operates El 7 Mares Playita, a takeout stand at the corner of N. Broadway and Avenue 22.

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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  1. Eastsider LA should go more in depth into how the opening of this new gastropub is a harbinger of things to come. The entirety of North Broadway could very well see some major changes in the next few years as the street is connected on its south side by North Spring Street, which, if you haven’t already noticed, is converting the abandoned warehouse looking area adjacent to the LA River with what appears to be very hipster, very modern restaurants and stores.

    If you look at one of the related article links to this Eater LA article, it states that David Chang of the Momofuku restaurants and some other famous NYC restauranteurs and bar owners are setting up shop in that area later this year. I wouldn’t be surprised if the trend doesn’t bleed right into North Broadway shortly as well.


  3. Great. So that means we’ll have rude and entitled little b*tches working on both sides of the street. Hate hipsters and hate what they do to our neighborhoods.

    • wtf_is_a_hipster_anymore

      Dude… take a deep breath. It will be fine.

    • Same argument was made 40+years ago. I can still remember my grandfather saying “this place is turning into Tijuana”.

    • Laughing my ass off. According to Wiki:

      “The neighborhood was considered “not especially diverse” ethnically within Los Angeles, Mexico (57.0%) and Vietnam (16.9%) were the most common places of birth for the 55.8% of the residents who were born abroad—which was a high percentage for Los Angeles.”

      55.8% of residents born abroad. Mostly in Mexico. Who actually are the colonizers? As someone born right here in California, USA, it sure as hell isn’t me.

      • Since when is Mexico “abroad”? Or is displacing the actual natives at gunpoint a legitimate criteria for becoming “native”? YOU may conveniently disregard OUR history but we aren’t compelled to suspend memory and knowledge to accommodate your shaggy-headed ilk and remember: STAY TO THE RIGHT, like California traffic laws dictate ALL slower-moving traffic should.

        • Mexico is not the United Sates. It is a separate country. If you were born in Mexico, Spain, Germany, Canada etc. you are born abroad. California is not part pf Mexico, it is part pf the USA. Get it?

        • BTW the conquistadors were most likely your ancestors…… definitely not mine.

          Alonso Fernández de Lugo (Canary Islands, 1492–1496)
          Hernán Cortés (Mexico, 1518–1522, Baja California, 1532–1536)
          Pedro de Alvarado (Mexico, 1519–1521, Guatemala, El Salvador 1523–1527, Peru, 1533–1535, Mexico, 1540–1541)
          Francisco Pizarro (Perú, 1509–1535)
          Pedro de Candia (Panama, 1527, Colombia and Ecuador, 1528, Peru, 1530)
          Francisco Vásquez de Coronado (United States, 1540–1542)
          Juan de Oñate (New Mexico, United States, 1598–1608)
          Juan Vásquez de Coronado y Anaya (Costa Rica)
          Diego de Almagro (Perú, 1524–1535, Chile, 1535–1537)
          Rodrigo de Bastidas (Colombia and Panamá, 1500–1527)
          Vasco Núñez de Balboa (Panamá, 1510–1519)
          Juan Ponce de León (Puerto Rico, 1508, Florida, 1513–1521)
          Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (United States, 1527–1536, 1540–1542)
          Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón (United States, 1524–1527)
          Sebastián de Belalcázar (Ecuador and Colombia, 1533–1536)
          Domingo Martínez de Irala (Argentina and Paraguay, 1535–1556)
          Gonzalo Pizarro (Perú, 1532–1542)
          Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar (Cuba, 1511–1519)
          Diego de Ordaz (Venezuela, 1532)
          Juan Pizarro (Perú, 1532–1536)
          Francisco Hernández de Córdoba (Yucatán, 1517)
          Francisco Hernández de Córdoba (Nicaragua, 1524)
          Hernando Pizarro (Perú, 1532–1560)
          Jerónimo de Alderete (Perú, 1535-1540 ; Chile, 1550-1552)
          Diego Hernández de Serpa (Venezuela, 1510–1570)
          Juan de Grijalva (Yucatán, 1518)
          Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada (Colombia, 1536–1537, Venezuela, 1569–1572)
          Francisco de Montejo (Yucatán, 1527–1546)
          Nicolás Federmann (Venezuela and Colombia, 1537–1539).
          Pánfilo de Narváez (Spanish Florida, 1527–1528)
          Diego de Nicuesa (Panama, 1506–1511)
          Cristóbal de Olid (Honduras, 1523–1524)
          Francisco de Orellana (Amazon River, 1541–1543)
          Hernando de Soto (United States, 1539–1542)
          Inés Suárez, (Chile, 1541)
          Francisco de Aguirre, Peru,(1536–40), Bolivia,(1538–39) Chile, (1540-1553) and Argentina (1562-64)
          Martín de Urzúa y Arizmendi, count of Lizárraga, (Petén, Guatemala, 1696–1697)
          Pedro de Valdivia (Chile, 1540–1552)
          Pedro Menéndez de Avilés (Florida, 1565–1567)
          Pedro de Mendoza (Argentina, 1534–1537)
          Alonso de Ribera (Chile 1599–1617)
          Alonso de Sotomayor (Chile 1583–1592, Panamá 1592–1604)
          Martín Ruiz de Gamboa (Chile 1552–1590)
          Juan Garrido (Multiple campaigns 1502–1530, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Florida, Mexico)
          Miguel López de Legazpi (Philippines, 1565–1572)
          Juan de Salcedo (Philippines, 1565–1576)

  4. WHACKKKKKKK. Sick of this neo colonization.

    • wtf_is_a_hipster_anymore

      Capitalism, bruv. Shit can’t stay the same forever… never deters moronic Eastsider commenters from acting like it will, though. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    • wtf_is_a_hipster_anymore

      Believe it or not, us non-hipsters and normal folks in the area welcome more food options. But please, comment on about how terrible and destructive this will be for all the abandoned auto shops and empty warehouses in the area.

    • Siete mares is a shitty chain restaurant. I’ll laugh long and hard if the antigentrification crew hops on this one. And no, it’s not “colonization.” If you want to know what colonization is like, read the diaries of bartolomeo de las casas. It’s not the replacement of beer type. it’s torture and genocide, and land seizure by brute force. You people really have no idea when you use that term. Read some history.

      • wtf_is_a_hipster_anymore

        Beware, you may be engaging in a FACTUAL DISCOURSE with a troll who sounds like sympathize with goons like Defend Boyle Heights. Those don’t usually go over well.

    • Haha, how do you think YOU got here?

      • Laughing my ass off. According to Wiki:

        “The neighborhood was considered “not especially diverse” ethnically within Los Angeles, Mexico (57.0%) and Vietnam (16.9%) were the most common places of birth for the 55.8% of the residents who were born abroad—which was a high percentage for Los Angeles.”

        55.8% of residents born abroad. Mostly in Mexico. Who actually are the colonizers? As someone born right here in California, USA, it sure as hell isn’t me.

        • Btw, housing covenants resulted in the emergence of barrios dominated by non-whites. You’re so far behind in the historical and cultural knowledge category that you actually think you’re ahead of the rest of us.

          • 55.8% of residents born abroad. That’s present tense. I’m not speaking about what your great grandparents went thru.

      • “Got here”?!? We were already HERE, i.e., our DNA goes millennia on this continent. That is historical and scientific FACT. How about you, pilgrim?

        • Everyone on this continent came from somewhere else. That is a fact. Bering land bridge? Spain? Get it together.

        • If you’re got 100% pre columbian DNA I’m very impressed. However, I’m speaking of the 55.8%, many of whom are probably happy to have a new coffee shop, gastro pub, art gallery etc. around.

        • The modern day towns of Santa Barbara, Montecito, Summerland, and Carpinteria were carved out of the old Chumash territory. The town of Santa Barbara began with Spanish soldiers who were granted small parcels of land by their commanders upon retiring from military service. After mission secularization in 1834, lands formerly under mission control were given to Spanish families loyal to the Mexican government. Meanwhile, other large tracts were sold or given to prominent individuals as land grants. Mexican authorities failed to live up to their promises of distributing the remaining land among the surviving Chumash, causing further decline in the Chumash population.

  5. Lawrence of Melrosia

    We need to come together. All of us. Lincoln Heights
    We can all contribute…and buy one of those $2,000 french bikes they sell at that shop on fig.
    Then, we can have a sign up sheet where you can write your name and once a month or so you can ride that fine exquisite sweet sweet bike for a few minutes. Woo!

  6. I don’t see this place making it. There are no hipsters or affluent professionals in the area and people are unlikely to drive into Lincoln Heights from outside the area. Too nasty.

  7. Our family has been going to the heights deli at least once every two weeks as enjoy the food & beer there. Have not been to siete mares in over 15 years and will not miss it all as looking forward to having a Gastropub if it is anything like the heights deli.

  8. Born and raised in Lincoln Heights and proud of it! I embrace change and whatever it takes to better tomorrow for the majority or at least for those who strive! The Heights is the bomb, ready and eager to try Lincoln Kitchen! Omit “hate” from your choice of words…

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