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Yucátan food trailer rolls in; Tam O’Shanter’s patio revival; best Eastside hot dogs

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BY CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL

Two Eastside residents are bringing the small bites of the Yucátan to your neighborhood in June via the Mayan Gringas food trailer, Eater LA reports. Dominated by turquoise paint and floral prints, the Mayan Gringas food trailer is the brainchild of Landy and Jeff Angeli. The star of the show are the gringas, a Yucátan snack, similar to mulitas, that are comprised of marinated pork, chicken or beef and melted cheese on a flour tortilla. As a young girl, Landy snacked on the mulitas during the summer while in the Yucatán city of Mérida. She grew up in Eagle Rock and is now bringing them to the Eastside masses.

The patio at Tam O’Shanter in Atwater Village is open for business after 70 years of being out of commission, Los Angeles Magazine reports. It’s the sign of the times in Atwater Village, with the influx of young families who enjoy dining al fresco, says Tiffany Stith, president of Lawry’s, the company that owns Tan O’Shanter. There’s a pub and patio menu with light fare, however, all of Tam’s menu items are available. And if you’re in the mood for a cocktail, there’s an updated libations list, including a giant Moscow Mule that serves four to six people. Tam O’Shanter is at 2890 Los Feliz Blvd. at Seneca Avenue in Atwater Village.

Two Eastside restaurants were named in Los Angeles Magazine’s list of “4 Hot Dogs in L.A. That are Anything but Mundane.” First up is the Big Dog from Freedman’s. The Jewish deli serves its version with deli mustard, chopped onions, pickled chips, and its house made spice, furikake. Meea’s The Eagle Rock also received a nod. It’s a Filipino inspired dog with pickled papaya, avocado, mayonnaise, sriracha and crushed chicharrónes. Meea’s is at 1740 Colorado Blvd. in Eagle Rock.

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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