Silver Lake Thai tacos; Journeymen’s sudden shutter in Atwater Village; Peanut Butter Wolf seeks bartenders

Thai inspired tacos | Courtesy Same Same Thai

Shopper & Diner Report


Chef Ara of Los Feliz’s The Guest House has spiced up the dinner menu. Think carnitas tacos served on naan bread or house-made honey breaded fried chicken served with Sriracha sauce. Folks can also enjoy the $5 happy hour at the sister restaurant of Home. Mixologist Edwin Del Rosal offers cocktails, beer, wine and snacks, including the house-made sausage on a bun, for $5 from 4 p.m.to 7 p.m. weekdays. The Guest House is at 1750 Hillhurst Ave. at Kingswell in Los Feliz.

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Tacos and Thai food. That’s what’s happening at the first Same Same but Taco night, according to the restaurant. For $11, diners can select two Thai-inspired tacos, filled with carne asada or al pastor, and a Singha beer. Same Same’s happy hour menu will also be available throughout the evening as will the beats of Thai music. Same Same but Taco night happens on Monday, Aug. 20 from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. or until tacos run out. Same Same is at 2835 W. Sunset Blvd. near Silver Lake Boulevard in Silver Lake.

DJ and record producer Peanut Butter Wolf is looking for experienced bartenders to tend the new Highland Park bar he is opening next month in partnership with the some of the same folks who opened L&E Oyster Bar in Silver Lake.  The Gold Line bar will open inside the same Figueroa Street building that houses Wolf’s Stone’s Throw Studio. Besides booze, the Gold Line will be stocked with 7,000 vinyl records. The Gold Line will be at 5607 Figueroa near Avenue 56.

After one year in operation, Journeymen, one of Atwater Village’s most well-reviewed restaurants, has shuttered, Eater LA reports. It’ll transform into a pizza only pop-up for now. Open this Friday at 5:30 p.m. Journeymen is at 3219 Glendale Blvd. in Atwater Village.

Dodger fans no longer have to leave their seats to buy a beer and risk missing a homerun. Now, fans can buy a beer in the stands, ABC 7 News reports. A valid identification of age 21 and older is required. Credit cards and cash are accepted.

Par Paint is leaving Echo Park behind after nearly 70 years in the neighborhood. Cyrus Farooqi, who runs the store, said the shop at 1632 Temple Street will close on Aug. 26 and move to San Gabriel.  After “spirited discussions” with the landlord, we “could not see eye to eye” on remaining in the space, said Farooqi. It’s been about a decade since Par Paint, which at one time made “Dodger Blue” and other paint for the ballpark,  moved to its current location after operating at the corner of Sunset and Lemoyne since 1949.  The store will be holding a sale before it closes.


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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