Archives for: Echo Park Culture

Por Favor, Señor Fish!

Did the construction build-out of Señor Fish only include white base paint and primer?  For non-natives, the etched graffiti on all the restaurant’s windows may make you cringe. I’ve read the media backlash on the taco joint’s recent “soft opening” in The LA Times and EaterLA, but por favor (!), let’s dab some paint on […]

Our Lady of Loretto Spring Carnival

There’s a little-known music festival in the desert this weekend, but if you were at Coachella last weekend and need some grounding, why not go locally? The playground of Our Lady of Loretto Elementary School, a fixture in Echo Park since 1911, hosts a Spring Carnival Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this weekend. Admission is free, […]

A New Old-Fashioned, Courtesy of Mohawk Bend

What do U.S. President Harry S. Truman, Don Drapper, Huck Finn, and an Echo Park hipster have in common?  A cocktail, of course! The Old-Fashioned — a titillating marriage of ice, sugar, bitters, whiskey, and fruit garnish, circa 1880s Kentucky — receives an updated, creative twist at Mohawk Bend. Cheekily named the “New Old-Fashioned,” every […]

Sunset Beer Company Arrives in Echo Park

Lucky for us, LA’s first all-beer retail shop and tasting bar is tucked at the corner of a non-descript, ubiquitous mini-mart in Echo Park.  A visit can make the palate salivate over local artisanal beers — Eagle Rock Brewery, Pasadena’s Craftsman Brewery — along with a variety of exotic, trusted Belgian ales from Europe and […]