The 5th annual Culture Collide Festival returns to Los Angeles
on October 16-18, bringing three days of incredible music, art, food,
and more to Echo Park. As one of the most buzzed about festivals of the
fall season, Culture Collide will welcome performances by some of our
favorite international artists.
Bedrock LA, Echo Park's 40,000 square-foot musical Disneyland, hosts its
second annual music and magic festival -- this time featuring magic
performances by top artists from the Academy of Magical Arts and a
lineup of bands hand-picked by Nick Zinner, guitarist of indie-punk band
Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Taking over the parking lot of its namesake lockout
and recording complex, BEDROCKtoberfest has everything you
could want to accompany a music and magic festival: food trucks, local
vendors and -- of course -- beer. Zinner's noise-grind supergroup Head
Wound City will be reuniting for the first time in eight years, aspiring
German DJ flula will be hosting, plus much more.
When I think of Ramen, I remember those inexpensive freeze dried packs of noodles and seasonings.
Silverlake Ramen, which has been open for 2 years makes you completely put that Ramen out of your mind forever. The Japanese Noodles with broth served here are thousands of levels above that.
The flavors are like nothing I've had before, and most are served with pork belly or chicken.
The seasonings used to prepare the bowls are fantastic, flavorful blends that compliment every bite.
Along with the Ramen, there are hand cut rolls of tuna, vegetable, etc. Also, wonderful appetizers.
They have 42 years in the business of making Ramen, the broth is cooked for 16 hours for richness
Kush is a new restaurant, by the same chef, Denny, who owns Silverlake Ramen. For this Japanese Saki and skewer bar, he picked Echo Park for it's location and we couldn't be happier. In the former Cortez location, you can now choose from wonderful Sake's, Beer and Wine, along with skewers of delicious Japanese inspired meats and vegetables. Definitely try the Seafood fries, a bucket of seasoned fries with grilled corn, shrimp and mussels, excellent!
For the skewers, we had the duck breast with onion and bell pepper, the asparagus,scallop, bacon wrap with anchovy sauce, which were both delicious. For vegetables, we had the japanese pumpkin with honey sauce and the brussel sprout with truffle oil, highly recommended.
This is Kush's second week open, and I would suggest going soon before it gets as crowded as Silverlake Ramen.