WaBa Grill Opens in East Hollywood

For the past couple months, I’ve been observing the vacant storefront in the shopping plaza on the northeast corner of Santa Monica and Vermont. It’s the westernmost storefront, on 1134 N. Vermont, which for years – every since I could remember – was a Los Burritos restaurant.

But it was cleared out some […]

The New Ice Cream Shop in Town – Paradis in Los Feliz

The former storefront of the Los Feliz Pinkberry on Vermont,  vacant since last fall, has given way to Paradis, a new ice cream store in the area which just opened on April 7.  Barely two miles from the new-legendary Scoops in East Hollywood and from Silver Lake’s Pazzo Gelato, the new shop seems to […]

Shoppin’ at the Galleria Market on Vermont

On Friday night after a day of last-minute Robert Group outreach work in Inglewood and accompanying the choir on piano during rehearsal at St. Eugene’s right afterward, I decided to check out the brand spankin’ new Galleria Market on Vermont and 5th. This new supermarket/shopping center was recently re-purposed from the shell of the […]

New Year, New Friends, New Beginnings

New Year's Brunch 2011, courtesy of David Weidman

It’s been exactly a year since this blog began and as with every new year, there’s a feeling of optimism and hope in the air.

So far, 2011 has gone off to a great start. I rang in the New Year at the Down and […]

Cafecito Organico in Hel-Mel – Now Open!

East Hollywood’s newest coffeehouse, Cafecito Organico, is now open! The new Hel-Mel cafe, in the former City College Cafe (and previously Night In Tunisia) space on 710 N. Heliotrope opened for business today.

The establishment, which also operates a Silver Lake location just barely a mile east (on Hoover and Bellevue), specializes in self-roasted […]

Say You Want A Revo-lution - Hangin' Out at Revo Cafe in Atwater Village

Growing up in Los Angeles, as a teen, there was a dearth of places to go hang out in. My only choice back in the day was the Glendale Galleria. Today, there’s all sorts of places withing walking, biking and subway distance. It’s always interesting to see how the urban landscape has progressed over […]