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Good-bye to Good Girl Dinette; hello to a boozy Highland Park brunch; wine shop headed for East Hollywood

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BY CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL

Here’s a rundown of Eastside dining and shopping news:

Good Girl Dinette in Highland Park goes dark on Oct. 6, the Vietnamese diner announced on Instagram. In remembrance of the 9 years of operation in Highland Park, the chicken pot pie returns for one final run, and there’ll be a few surprise menu items mixed in. Eater LA reports that Burgerlords is moving in to the space, which used to run a walk-up window at Hi-Hat on York Boulevard. Expect vegan nuggets, sides, shakes and, you guessed it – burgers. Good Girl Dinette is at 110 N. Avenue 56 near Figueroa in Highland Park.

Cocktail hang out spot ETA in Highland Park now offers brunch. Expect fare such as the Short Rib ‘Benny’ Sandwich, Shrimp and Couscous Salad or an Arugula, Sun-Dried Tomato and Cheddar Frittata. There’s also plenty of crafted cocktails with an option of a CBD-boost and local DJs. Brunch happens from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ETA is at 5630 N. Figueroa St. near Avenue 56 in Highland Park.

Voodoo Vin, a new wine shop, is headed for Virgil Village section of East Hollywood, Eater LA reports. Located across the street from Sqirl, Voodoo Vin owner Natalie Hekmat plans to sell mostly small production natural wines, small bites and house a bottle shop. Opening day has not been announced. Voodoo Vin is at 713 Virgil Ave. near Melrose in East Hollywood.

Pine & Crane in Silver Lake turns into Dai Pai Dong on Tuesday, Aug., 28, Eater LA reports. The Johnny Lee pop-up offers a seafood-centric family–style dining experience. The event happens from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Pine & Crane is at 1521 Griffith Park Blvd. in Silver Lake.

It’s hard enough to open and operate one restaurant. But in the past seven years, husband-and-wife team Michelle and Corey Wilton have opened two neighborhood eateries and are now preparing to launch a third — all within a block of each other on Colorado Boulevard. The Eastsider has a profile of this busy couple.

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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2 comments

  1. But.. WHY is Good Girl Dinette closing?

  2. Prolly too many new spots that also have beer/wine/full bar. Hard to compete with that from a profit margin perspective. Even Home State has cocktails……

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