BY CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL
Here’s your weekly rundown of Eastside dining and shopping news.
Two Boots in Echo Park has shuttered after a decade of dishing out slices of pizza with names like Cleopatra Jones and the Bayou Beast. The narrow Sunset Boulevard pizzeria next to The Echo nightclub closed on Wednesday, according to the shop’s answering machine. No reason was given for the closing, but apparently new locations are underway around town, says the pizza parlor’s website.
There are 14 ways to enjoy eggs at La Carreta in East Los Angeles. But according to Los Angeles Times’ Gustavo Arellano, the most coveted egg breakfast dish is the huevos divorciados, or divorced eggs, which come dripping with chile verde and chile colorado. Maybe stop by next door for some deliciously fresh flour tortillas from La Azteca Tortilleria? La Carreta is at 4538 ½ E. Cesar Chavez Avenue in East Los Angeles.
South LA’s Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen is doing quite well these days, so well that there are more locations on the way, including one in Glassell Park, Eater LA reports. The cozy café concept is setting up shop on the ground level of the newly-rooted Perch apartments on Eagle Rock Boulevard and Avenue 42. Hilltop’s concept was launched last August by owners Ajay Relan and Yonnie Hagos. Expect sandwiches, salads, bowls, juices and coffee. Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen is at 4247 Eagle Rock Blvd. in Glassell Park.
The former Wolfdown space in Silver Lake is now Small Town, Eater LA reports. Owners Jason and Chrissy Kim of Forage have pretty much kept the interior intact. But the menu has undergone quite a shift with offerings of soft scrambled eggs with trout roe, coconut black rice and roasted sweet potato. Small Town is at 2764 Rowena Ave. in Silver Lake.
That’s it for this week’s Shopper & Diner Report!
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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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