Eagle Rock’s speakeasy shutters; plant-based German fare in Highland Park; new Echo Park wine bar & shop

BY CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL

Here’s your weekly rundown of Eastside dining and shopping news.

The lights at Eagle Rock’s Room 31 have gone dark after three years in operation, Eater LA reports. The 100-square-foot space was the neighborhood’s first craft cocktail bar. Owned by Marcos Menendez and Stephanie Macewciz, Room 31 was tucked behind a sliding door at 5 Line Tavern on Colorado Blvd. No mention as to what caused the closure.

Atlanta-based Revelator Coffee Co.  is expanding to the West Coast by opening a wine bar and shop in Echo Park, reports The Eastsider.  Bar Avalon and Eve Wines are expected to open in July in the Mohawk Collective shopping center on Sunset Boulevard.

Highland Park and Los Feliz are two of the three neighborhoods worth exploring in Los Angeles for their dining and shopping scenes, Travel Pulse reports. In Highland Park, Café de Leche, Café Birdie and the Highland Park Bowl received mentions. In Los Feliz, Little Dom’s and Figaro Bistro were named for their cult following while newcomers All Time and Atrium bring in some fresh appeal.

Plant-based German newcomer Hinterhof was listed as one of the three new restaurants to try this month, Los Angeles Magazine reports. The restaurant offers crisp seitan schnitzel, bratlinge instead of the traditionally meaty bratwurst, apple strudel and coconut milk. And of course, plenty of German beer is on tap. Hinterhof is at 4939 York Blvd. in Highland Park.

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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