We’ve got the latest about Eagle Rock Brewery’s costly legal troubles and praise for an Atwater Village restaurant and an Echo Park tea house.

Read on for the latest issue of the Shopper & Diner Report:

Echo Park boba spot Hey Hey is one of Los Angeles’ best, Los Angeles Magazine reports. Owner Christopher Kwok has raised the boba bar by offering hand-crafted drinks made of freshly brewed teas and homemade ingredients such as syrups, jellies, creams and puddings. No powder mixes found here. Hey Hey is at 1555 W. Sunset Blvd. in Echo Park.

Eagle Rock Brewery is raising money and awareness of what it calls predatory-type lawsuits, Eater LA reports. Turns out that a mens’ right activist asked to attend the brewery’s Women’s Beer Forum via email. A response from a brewery staff member who incorrectly stated that the forum was for women only.  The activist filed a discrimination claim soon after with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Not wanting to jeopardize the livelihood of their employees and the brewery itself, brewery owners painfully settled. Now they are raising funds and awareness with a GoFundMe page. Eagle Rock Brewery is at 3056 Roswell St. in Glassell Park.

The Morrison in Atwater Village is number three on Yelp’s list of The Best 10 Restaurants in Los Angeles. Reviewers of the 4.5 star-rated gastropub mostly raved about the burgers and bread pudding. They also can’t get enough of the Halloween décor. The Morrison is at 3179 Los Feliz Blvd. in Atwater Village.

Swork Coffee in Eagle Rock is apparently very picky when it comes to hiring baristas. Its Craiglist help wanted ad — which is more than 1,000 words long — warns that “this isn’t no sit-around-on-your-butt-drinking-coffee job.”

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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