Archives for: Echo Park Culture

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 […]

Pazzo Gelato Migrates East to Echo Park

The Silver Lake gelato establishment opened a 2nd gourmet ice cream shop inside a favorite Echo Park building, the 1966 Rolf K. McPherson 8-storied Citibank monolith.  How better to savor Italian ice cream than inside a delightful Mid-Century gem?  Long, modular windows frame the cute street-level space, artfully designed with period tables and bright, orange […]

826LA, The Time Travel Mart: Empowering Echo Park’s Youth

You may know it as the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, but it’s only a ploy to get you beyond the imaginative store front.  826LA East, brainchild of 826 Valencia — the San Francisco Mission District non-profit organization founded by writer Dave Eggers (memoir: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius; screenplays: Away We Go, Where […]

You Had Me At “Dork.” A Mohawk Bend Review.

A lot of wait and praise have been given to Mohawk Bend, master brainchild of Amy and Tony Yanow, who’ve forged ahead and given Echo Park denizens a new place to wine, dine, and experiment (72 craft beer taps, to be exact). I found myself dining on several delectable, mouth-watering dishes 2 times within a […]