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Black Hogg’s revival in Silver Lake; buttered yam lattes in Echo Park; new Highland Park butcher shop opens

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BY CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL

Sopressata Silver Lake is now Black Hogg Sandwiches, the restaurant has announced. The name change signals a partial return to the place’s original name — Black Hogg — and restaurant concept. Aside from the name change, folks can now enjoy dinner, happy hour and Black Hogg’s  pork belly tacos. Black Hogg Sandwiches is at 2852 W. Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake.

Lots of big flavors are happening at tiny Triniti in Echo Park, Los Angeles Magazine reports. Apparently, co-owner and chef Joseph Geiskopf is redefining the classic coffeehouse with his mostly vegetarian dishes paired with buttered yam lattes. Triniti is at 1814 Sunset Blvd. in Echo Park.

Eater L.A. says two Eastside watering holes  have some of the city’s best happy hours. At Mi Corazón Mexican Cuisine in Silver Lake, folks can enjoy $7 nachos and $6 margaritas. Highland Park’s Checker Hall offers Mediterranean style bites alongside drinks such as the paloma and mai tai. Mi Corazon Mexican Cuisine is at 2609 Hyperion Ave. in Silver Lake. Checker Hall is at 104 N. Ave. 56 in Highland Park.

Now OpenSticky Rice Echo Park is now open at 1801 Sunset Blvd. (thanks to Michael Hayes for the tip);  Chops Butcher Shoppe, which includes a deli and small grocery, is now open inside the former Frank’s Camera building at 5715 N. Figueroa.

That’s it for this week’s Shopper & Diner Report!

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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